CNN Monthly e-Alert
September 2012


President's Message

It is hard to believe that Fall is finally here! After a fun-filled summer the weather is changing and with it thoughts of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use are filling our heads once again.

Your association is working diligently to find ways and opportunities to keep you up-to-date as well as ways to help you obtain the continuing education you need at a price that won’t break the bank. In the coming weeks you can expect to see a survey related to this topic. Specifically we want to hear what you think about coding roundtables, where you will have an opportunity to review operative reports and discuss (as a group) how to best code using ICD-10. If you attended the June 2012 educational session you heard Lori Purcell share that her home state does this on a periodic basis. Is this something that you feel would be of benefit to do in our region as well? Let us know!

We’ll also be polling our region to assess what you think of trialing audio-conferencing. This is something that has been discussed in the past. It is difficult to get away for a day, if getting away means driving to another location. What if you could meet with others in your organization and listen to the material being presented, or listen in from the comfort of your home or office? If this sounds like something that would appeal to you please make sure you let us know when you receive the survey.

The dates for upcoming educational sessions have been set, so mark your calendars now. The next session will be on Friday, December 14, 2012 at The Hotel Hershey followed by sessions on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown and Friday, June 21, 2013 (location TBD). Topics such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Implementation and Lean/Process Improvement among others will be covered during this fiscal year.

I am looking forward to leading our association this year and hope that together we can accomplish some great things! Stay tuned for PHIMA and AHIMA updates, and if you have thoughts or suggestions as to how CPHIMA can enhance what is offered to you please let me know.

Michelle Charette, RHIA
CPHIMA President
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Upcoming Meetings

October 12-14, 2012

ICD-10 Summit by Association: A Mastery Education Series
October 16, 2012

PHIMA Fall Leadership Conference
November 9, 2012
Hershey, PA

CPHIMA Meeting
December 14, 2012
Hershey Hotel

CPHIMA Meeting
March 15, 2013
Masonic Homes

PHIMA Annual Meeting
May 13-15, 2013
State College, PA

CPHIMA Meeting
June 21, 2013
Location TBD

Live Audio Conferences

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IT Lingo 101: Getting to the Table NEW!
November 28, 2012

ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Series

On Demand Education

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ICD-10 Education for Non-Coders

PEPPER Report 2012: Improve your Organization’s Medicare Claims Profile

Conditions of Participation Changes – Strategies to Stay Compliant by Understanding and Applying New Regulations

Medical Necessity 2012: Case studies and Top Documentation Risk Areas

Musculoskeletal Injury Coding: ICD-9-CM vs. ICD-10-CM

Top Diagnosis Needing Additional Documentation in ICD -10-CM

Conducting Documentation and Coding Assessments in Preparation for ICD-10

ICD-10 for CDI: Improve Documentation Now for Effective Transition Later

ICD-10 Physician Education

2012 Wound Care Coding: CPT Updates, Documentation Requirements, and Billing Rules

Condition Code 44: Best Practices for a Compliant Process

Anatomy and Physiology Refresher for ICD-10-CM/PCS Audio Conference Series

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