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Inside This Issue - OP ICD Procedure Coding Requirement Lifted, Local HIMA Meetings, ICD-10 and AHIMA Volunteer Opportunities - August 27, 2015:

Changes to Outpatient Principal Procedure Reporting and Ambulatory Surgery Definition - Effective October 1, 2015


As you know, hospitals are currently required to ‘dual code’ all outpatient records by reporting a principal procedure using ICD-9 procedure codes in addition to the HIPAA-required CPT codes. 

We are excited to announce that the TN Department of Health (TDH) has tentatively approved the recommendation to drop the dual coding requirement effective on claims dated October 1, 2015 and beyond.  Effective with October 1, 2015 claims, only CPT/HCPCS codes are required on outpatient records  and ICD procedure codes are NOT required.  We expect the official announcement within weeks.  
Kudos to the Coding, Classification, and Reimbursement Team for their hard work in this effort and many, many thanks to the TN Hospital Association for their support and assistance.

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Local HIMA News and Meetings

Announcing Chattanooga Area HIMA September Meeting


CAHIMA Meeting
September 17, 2015
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

CEU: 1


Topic


THIMA Update
 

Speaker


THIMA President Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CCS, HIPAA Compliance Officer, will be bringing the THIMA Update.   Attend this session to learn important information about HIM developments in TN and around the country, as well as happenings within THIMA.
 

Location


Chattanooga State Community College
Health Science Center, Room 2106
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: 423-697-2582


Registration


CAHIMA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

Click here to register.

Online Registration will close end of business Monday, September 14, 2015. Onsite registration will not be available.

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Announcing Middle TN - September Meeting


SAVE THE DATE – REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON!
 

Date 


September 23, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central


Location


Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia TN
 

Speaker

Donna CoomesTHIMA President Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CCS, HIPAA Compliance Officer, will be bringing the THIMA Update.   Other speaker(s) TBD.




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Announcing West Tennessee HIMA – Coding Update by Karen Scott


Date


September 9, 2015 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Central


Agenda

  • Overview of CM and PCS coding guidelines…particularly those that may be problematic in I-10.
  • Coding scenarios to demonstrate the application of coding guidelines discussed above.
  • General review of DRGs that may shift with the use of I-10 codes…focusing on reduced reimbursement.
  • Discussion of answers to clinical scenarios reviewed.

Location


Jackson Madison County General Hospital
J. Walter Barnes Auditorium
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301


Registration Fees


Member/Non-Member - $75
Quantity Member/Non-Member - $60
(3 or more from same facility)
Onsite Registration - $85
Registration after 9/4/15

Online Registration Closes Friday, September 4, 2015.

Registration at the door is permitted.

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THA Fall Compliance Conference 2015

(Co-Sponsored by THIMA)


Date


September 11, 2015
7:45am-3:45pm
 

Location


Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
Registration Fee: $25
 

Approved for CEUs


HCCA - 7.3
AHIMA - 6.0
Health Ethics Trust - 8
 
Network, learn from expert speakers and earn CEs!
 
Come join us for another great conference!

Click here for more information and registration.

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Apply Now for Committees and Councils in 2016 
 
Would you like to serve next year on one of AHIMA's committees and councils, such as the Privacy and Security Practice Council, the Health Information Exchange Practice Council, the AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship Committee, and others? View our new infographic to learn how to become an AHIMA volunteer. Then head over to the Engage Volunteer Center and browse the appointed volunteer positions available for 2016. Start the process by completing the volunteer competencies self-assessment, which you will also find in the Volunteer Center. Most applications are due by October 9; applications to work with the 2016 Annual Convention Program Committee are due August 31.
 
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September 9, 2015
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THA Fall Compliance Conference 2015
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September 11, 2015
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September 17, 2015
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