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Inside This Issue -
Making ICD10 work; OCR audit program; Coding Symposium; Local Meetings; - October 15, 2015:
 

Now that October 1 is behind us!


Here is a great article published in HealthITAnalytics, Five Tips for Making the Most of ICD10 Specificity Changes. Great practical advice is included along with strategies for achieving the goals of information governance, interoperability, and improved EHR structure. Jennifer Bresnick wrote the piece based on an interview the Mary Reeves, RHIA, HIM Consultant.
 
How is it going for you? Send your ICD-10 transition experiences to wanda@thima.org.
 

Is a Permanent OCR Audit Program On The Cards for 2016?


As reported by Clearwater Compliance

HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently published two reports that demanded the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) strengthen up their oversight and enforcement of HIPAA compliance. Could this herald a new wave of audits and penalties? 

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Seeking Information Governance experts!


If you have experience implementing an Information Governance program in your organization and you are willing to participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 THIMA Annual Meeting, please email wanda@thima.org

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Seeking your input!


Do you have Information or stories you would like to share with other THIMA members …. . about your career path or HIM experience??  

We would also love to spotlight humanitarian efforts on behalf of THIMA members.

Send any information to wanda@thima.org

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Call for Nominations


The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the THIMA Board of Director and Nominating Committee positions.

Click here to complete the online nomination form and to learn more about the responsibilities of the positions.

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Upcoming Events in Conjunction with AHIMA!!


Coming in December:  
Data Analytics / CDHA preparation 

Coming in February:  
IG Bootcamp

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Local HIMA News and Meetings

KAHIMA Annual Coding Symposium / November Meeting Announced

 

Coding Symposium:
Registration Opens Soon!
 

Speaker


Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer
 

Topic(s)


ICD10 changes, ICD10 challenges, etc.


When


Friday -  November 13, 2015
07:45 am - 4:15 pm


CEUs:  7


Location


Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN  37923

Click here for registration form and more information.

Online registration will close end of business November 11, 2015.
November Meeting:
November 17,  4pm-6pm

Roane State Community College
132 Hayfield Road
Knoxville, TN 
Speaker TBD

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Summit of the Southeast


Sponsored by TNHIMSS and Co-sponsored by THIMA
 
October 28-30, 2015

The Summit of the Southeast will convene top industry leaders to share case studies, best practices and actionable next steps to help you face daily challenges and manage emerging technology solutions. Featured workshops include:

CPHIMS: The Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) is targeted to individuals who are seasoned professionals and would like to verify their health IT knowledge.

Project Management: This session is targeted to all professionals that would like a better understanding of the processes, tools and techniques required to manage large scale initiatives -- particularly those in the healthcare arena.

Click here to register.

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More Free Webinars


TN Payment Reform Initiative (enter a name and email address to access the webinar)

HealthSystemCIO.com offers free live and archived webinars.

Leadership in Information Governance

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Introducing IG PulseRateâ„¢


IG PulseRateâ„¢ is a FREE instant assessment tool that provides a quick check of your organization's IG maturity level.

IG PulseRateâ„¢ can:
  • understand key success factors that impact organizational IG maturity
  • begin to identify strengths and weaknesses in the organization's management of data and information that better meets organizational needs and mitigates risk
  • trend performance over time.
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Introducing AHIMA Code-Checkâ„¢

New AHIMA Service to Answer the Toughest ICD-10 Questions, Support Healthcare Organizations During and After Transition

September 23, 2015 03:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Health Information Management Association's highly educated, experienced and credentialed experts are now available to the industry to answer the most challenging coding questions for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS. 

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Upcoming Meetings


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CAHIMA Meeting
October 15, 2015
Chattanooga, TN

UETHIMA Meeting
October 15, 2015
Johnson City, TN

Summit of the Southeast 2015
October 28-30, 2015
Nashville, TN

KAHIMA Annual Coding Symposium
November 13, 2015
Knoxville, TN 

THIMA 2016 Annual Meeting
March 9-11, 2016
Franklin, TN

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