68th Annual SEMHIMA Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2022
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET


Join us Saturday, September 24th for a morning of learning!


*Breakfast and 2 snacks with refreshments will be served.
*Lunch will not be provided.


7:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast


7:45 AM - Meeting Start Time



Patient Identity Management Within and Enterprise of EMR Systems. The importance of low patient duplication rate and the impact of patient identity management on the revenue cycle.


Presentation 1


Master Patient Index- Patient Identity Management

Kristen Ambrosiewicz BS, RHIT


Patient Identity Management within an enterprise EMR system.

The importance of a low patient duplication rate and the impact of patient identity management on the revenue cycle.


Presentation 2


Transformation of the DNFB in the midst of a Pandemic – Keys to Stabilization & Success


Shawn Armbruster RHIA


The Coding department is often measured by one metric, the DNFB. But often times the DNFB performance fluctuates with impacting factors such as an influx in volumes or change in staffing. The Wellstar Coding Services department set up a goal to stabilize the CFB from the up and down fluctuations to a maintained, sustainable number – during one of the most challenging staffing times of our career, the COVID-19 pandemic. We will share what we learned with this Wildly Important Goal (WIG), tactics for improvement and ways to sustain the performance and be recognized by your C-suite as a top-performing revenue cycle department.


Presentation 3


What you do not capture in coding accuracy (or audits) may be negatively impacting your quality and patient outcome scores


Shawn Armbruster RHIA


Take a journey with me as we explore our role in quality and patient outcome scores. Hear how Wellstar Coding Services department took quick action to change the message from “it's Coding's fault” to “Let's call the Coding experts”. Attendees will walk away with specific Vizient focused quality auditing tips and tricks to improving Coding and Documentation performance outcome measures.




Kristen Ambrosiewicz BS, RHIT

HIM Regional Director at McLaren Health Care


Shawn Armbruster RHIA
Executive Director of Coding at WellStar Health System


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Continuing Education



CEUs: 4.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation. Once completed, you will have the option to download a CE certificate.


SEMHIMA Member: $60


Non Member: $75


Student: $20


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Livonia, MI 48152