KCHIMA Fall Symposium


Saturday, October 9, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT


8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration


8:30 am - 9:30 am - Updates on Healthcare Data Privacy and Cybersecurity


Tom Walsh, CISSP
Founder and Managing Partner at tw-Security


We live in a time where one computer user clicking on one link within an email or while visiting a website can lead to a catastrophic compromise of information systems and data. Regardless of size, any organization with an Internet presence is at risk and in particular – healthcare organizations! There has been a sharp increase in cyber-attacks: hacking, phishing, ransomware, and other malicious software.


The pandemic has only added to data privacy and cybersecurity issues. As an HIM professional, you may be asking, “What can I do to improve my organization's cybersecurity posture?'

This presentation will:

  • Provide an overview of the evolving cybersecurity landscape
    • Cybersecurity statistics in healthcare
    • Threats and risks specific to healthcare
  • Discuss changes related to the pandemic
    • Telehealth
    • Telecommuting / remote workers
  • Review compliance and enforcement actions
    • Information blocking
    • HIPAA Safe Harbor
      • Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP)
  • Explain the new expectations from cyber insurance carriers
  • Consider HIM professionals' role in improving the cybersecurity posture
  • Offer an opportunity to ask questions to a security professional


1 CE - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security



9:30 am - 10:30 am - 2022 ICD-10-CM Updates


Cathy Jennings, CPC, CRC, CEDC, CHONC Approved Instructor


This session will cover what's new for ICD-10-CM in 2022.

1 CE - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance



10:30 am - 11:30 am - Ethical AI: A community-based approach to addressing ethical risks in AI health IT


Matthew Pjecha, MS
Ethics Lead for the Ethical AI Initiative at the Center for Practical Bioethics

Lindsey Jarrett, PhD
Principal Investigator; Ethical AI Initiative at the Center for Practical Bioethics


As artificial intelligence technologies become more pervasive in healthcare settings, it is increasingly important that providers and developers have the language, tools, and organizational support to identify and address the ethics problems these technologies can produce. Developing effective education resources, best practices, and industry standards will require input from a diverse and interdisciplinary group of stakeholders. In this session, Lindsey Jarret, PhD, and Matthew Pjecha, MS will discuss the ethical dimensions of designing, developing, and using artificial intelligence in healthcare settings and the formation of Ethical AI Initiative, a community-based participatory action project of the Center for Practical Bioethics.

1 CE - Evolving Topics


11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Trending Topics in Telehealth


Richelle Marting, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA


This session will cover the traditional Medicare telehealth rules, the Kansas Telehealth Act, telehealth waivers during the public health emergency, federal bills with the potential to change the entire landscape of telehealth services, and proposals for telehealth service coverage under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.


1 CE - Evolving Topics

Our Speakers

Tom Walsh, CISSP


Tom Walsh is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a nationally recognized speaker and a co-author of four books on healthcare information security. Tom Walsh and his business partners assist organizations throughout the country with their information security programs. Tom has over 28 years of information security experience. In addition to being an independent consultant, Tom has been the “virtual” information security officer for several healthcare organizations and business associates.


Cathy Jennings


Cathy Jennings is the Ambulatory Coding Education & Training Program Manager at the University of Kansas Health System where she enjoys mentoring and training coders. She holds several certifications from AAPC including Certified Professional Coder, approved instructor, Certified Risk Coder, Certified Emergency Department Coder, and Certified Hematology Oncology Coder credentials.


Matthew Pjecha, MS


Matthew Pjecha, MS, is the Ethics Lead for the Ethical AI Initiative at the Center for Practical Bioethics, a community-based project developing best practices and recommendations for the use of artificial intelligence systems in healthcare. His research focuses on the intersection of healthcare, policy, and emerging technology. Matthew received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City where he focused on bioethics and philosophy of science. He then completed an M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology focused on health policy and a graduate certificate in science, technology, and society studies.


Lindsey Jarrett


Lindsey is a passionate global citizen that centers her life around service to others. For the world, she is committed to creating inclusive and safe spaces for everyone. She has extensive experience in program management, research, leadership, and academic writing across the non-profit, academic, for-profit, and government sectors. Lindsey holds a PhD in Therapeutic Science from the University of Kansas. As a social scientist Lindsey has worked to better understand and provide evidence-based interventions, practices, and processes to underserved communities as they interact with the numerous systems (e.g. healthcare, education, community programs) across their lifespan. For her community, Lindsey is dedicated to facilitating the connection of people to the resources they need to get the lives they want, as she involves herself in several community based programs.



Richelle Marting, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA


Richelle Marting is a healthcare attorney, RHIA, and certified coder with a focus on medical coding, billing and reimbursement issues; HIPAA privacy and security; health information management; and regulatory compliance. She has worked in-house experience as a health information management professional including interim health system privacy officer, inpatient and outpatient acute care, long-term care, ambulatory surgery center, anesthesia, and multi-specialty medical group settings. She is currently working with AHIMA's workgroup to submit comments on the 2022 Medicare Proposed Fee Schedule Rule, and with the local Heartland Telehealth Resource Center based here at KUMC to deliver regular education on trending telehealth topics, and teaches health law topics in the KUHIM and MHSA programs. She has served as a consulting and testifying expert in a number of litigation matters involving health information issues.


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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 and a CE certificate.


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Non Member: $25


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