AAHIM Birmingham Coding Symposium

Thursday, February 23, 2023

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT


Hoover Country Club
Hoover, AL


8:30 - 9:30am

Warning, Warning, Healthcare Providers Fraud Alert

Carthenia Jefferson, Esq., RN


1.0 - Health Law and Compliance


9:45 - 10:45am

Common Inpatient Coding Errors

Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS


Many coders & auditors today are still focusing primarily or only on coding issues that impact the DRG. In addition, as hospitals migrate to using CAC products, editing behind the CAC to correct errors and ensure data quality seems to be lacking. As a result, we see data accuracy & quality going downward rather than improving.


1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance


10:45 - 11:45am

What is the Impact on Risk Adjustment, Revenue, & Data Quality?

Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS


With the full implementation of Value-Based Purchasing by CMS, coding for risk adjustment has become a crucial part of reimbursement for hospitals. Many coders/hospitals are still not coding for HCCs (Hierarchical Condition Categories) and are missing out on capturing proper risk adjustment. This presentation will focus on common coding errors & data quality issues we see in auditing, as well as some discussion on how risk adjustment coding can impact reimbursement dollars.


1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management



11:45 - 12:45pm


12:45 - 1:45pm

Outpatient Facility Infusion and Injection Coding

Rachel Mitchell, BSHIM, RHIA, CIC, COC, CPC, CRCR


  • Introduction to infusions and injections in the Outpatient Setting
  • Define different types of administrations and how they are given
  • Documentation requirements
  • Define documentation needed to support billing
  • Bundled services
  • Define what is included
  • Coding and charging rules


1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance


2:00 - 4:00pm

CPT Changes for 2023



Overview of the CPT changes for 2023, including changes to the Evaluation and Management codes

  • Describe the rationale for changes to Evaluation and Management coding
  • Review coding by time versus medical decision making
  • Discuss requirements for coding in each of the sites of service affected by the 2023 changes
  • Outline changes in coding for anterior abdominal hernias
  • Discuss coding for pulmonary artery and vein imaging and stenting
  • Review the concept of Digital Medicine and the new coding options available
  • Review other changes in CPT coding for 2023


2.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance


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Continuing Education



Nursing CEUs: 7.2


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


AAHIM Member: $135


Non-Member: $155


Student: $60


Group Discount


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



Hoover Country Club

3140 Club Drive
Hoover, AL 35226