AAHIM Coding Symposium

 

Friday, February 4, 2022

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

 

Vestavia County Club
Birmingham, AL


Agenda

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM - Welcome

 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Social Determinants of Health

 


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

 

This session will discuss the latest news on documenting and coding Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and describe why they are important and implications for future quality and payment opportunities.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Discuss a brief overview of SDOH definitions and their impact.
  • Describe the codes and coding guidelines related to coding SDOH diagnoses codes.
  • Provide resources for additional materials and forms that can be used by the participant in their facilities/practices.

 

CEU: 1.0

 

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - E/M coding updates, the first in 30 years! But are we making the most of them? Clarifying usage for modifiers -25 and -59

 


Emmy Clancy, MHA, CMPE, CDEO, CPMA, CPC, CCS

 

We will discuss when to use or not use these modifiers based on the clinical scenario, distinguish which modifier is applicable or when it might be appropriate to use both, and confirm what codes allow these modifiers to be attached.

 

CEU: 1.0

 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Break

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Continued: E/M coding updates, the first in 30 years! But are we making the most of them? Clarifying usage for modifiers -25 and -59

 


Emmy Clancy, MHA, CMPE, CDEO, CPMA, CPC, CCS

 

We will discuss when to use or not use these modifiers based on the clinical scenario, distinguish which modifier is applicable or when it might be appropriate to use both, and confirm what codes allow these modifiers to be attached.

 

CEU: 1.0

 

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch

 

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Risk Adjustment & other Coding & Documentation issues Related to HVBP Mortality Measures and Readmission Reduction Program

 


Joy Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS

 

As Value-Based Purchasing has become fully-implemented by CMS, the importance of understanding the role of risk adjustment impact on the HVBP program and the HRRP (Hospital Readmission Reduction Program) is crucial. This presentation will also provide information on the Inclusion & exclusion variables for HVBP Mortality measures, and the impact of documentation, coding, and sequencing on obtaining overall quality measure accuracy.

 

CEU: 1.0

 

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Who's Looking at You? Current Contractor Reviews & Findings 2021/2022

 

Karen Northcutt, BS, RN, COC

 

Review of current contractor reviews and findings for 2021 and 2022

 

Objectives:

 

  • Know where to locate information on Medicare requirements for coverage, documentation, coding, and billing
  • Know what topics are currently being reviewed in your area by both local and national Medicare review entities
  • Be able to identify “at-risk” topics for your hospital
  • Develop an active and robust review plan to proactively identify areas for compliance improvements

 

CEU: 1.0

 

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Break

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Symposium Jeopardy Game - Reviewing today's topics, along with CPT and ICD10 coding basics

 


Emmy Clancy, MHA, CMPE, CDEO, CPMA, CPC, CCS

 

Let's re-enforce our learning with some fun!

 

CEU: 1.0

 

 


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Online registration will close at 11:59 PM CT January 29, 2022.

 

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Sponsor

Thank you TruCode for sponsoring!

 


Continuing Education

CEUs:

 

6.0 AHIMA CEUs
7.2 Nursing CEUs

 

During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


Pricing

AAHIM Member: $135

 

Non Member: $155

 

Student: $60

 

Group Discount

 

Group Registrants receive 25% discount with 4 or registrations from the same facility during the same registration process.

 


Location

Vestavia County Club

400 Beaumont Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216

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