5.0 CEsDay 1 - April 24, 2023
5.0 CEsDay 2 - April 25, 2023
2.0 CEsExhibits *
12.0 CEsTotal

* An extra credit is available for exhibit area attendance per day – based on AHIMA CE credits.

April 23, 2023

6:00pm – 8:00pm


April 24, 2023

7:00am – 5:00pm


8:00am – 1:00pm

Vendor Registration

9:00am – 9:15am General Session

President’s Welcome

9:15am – 10:00am General Session

Let Us Thrive Together

Post-COVID conversation to motivate teams to thrive after adversity. Sharing strategies of collective learning and on going discussion to strengthen relationships in organizational teams. Leading to more robust and informed team members embracing diversity, equity and inclusion.

1.0 hr   Organizational Management and Leadership   

10:00am – 11:15am General Session

Mental Agility: Harness Your Thoughts to Build a More Resilient and Better Self at Work and Beyond

Our thoughts heavily influence our behavior. Having deliberate frameworks to organize our thoughts can thus help influence our behavior for the better. This session is a research-based introduction to such frameworks. The skills learned in the module are a stepping stone to sustainable behavioral change, supporting ways in which people can thrive despite adversity. The module targets three of the researched mental frameworks that help build resilience, improve mental health, and help counter stress. The techniques are also useful to those seeking to improve engagement at work. The hands-on module is designed to help participants practice skills during the session and leave with easy-to-use tools that can be practically applied in their lives. The module would be particularly useful for anyone who is having difficulty bouncing back from adversity, facing stress, or has a hard time coping with work demands. The workshop is geared to develop skills that are not traditionally taught in business curriculum, however, are necessary in business and personal life.

Participants will learn:

  • Adopt easy-to-use tools to function with clarity of thought during challenging times
  • Develop a resilient mindset to fight adversity and invite growth
  • Develop skills to adopt an optimistic outlook in the face of adversity

1.0 hr   Organizational Management and Leadership   

11:15am – 12:00pm General Session

2023 AHIMA Report to the Component Associations: Driving Member Value and Impact

Hear from AHIMA leadership as we discuss how the AHIMA mission of Empowering People to Impact Health™ is driving impact and value for you. We will also debut what AHIMA has planned for 2023 to empower our industry to build the future we want – and the future our healthcare system needs

1.0 hr   Evolving Topics   

12:00pm – 2:00pm General Session

Lunch and Business Meeting
  • Installation of Officers
  • Distinguished Member Award
  • PHIMA Student Scholarship Award

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dessert and Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Exhibit Area

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Student-Focused Educational Session – “New Beginnings…Endless Opportunities”

This presentation will focus on HIM career progressions and opportunities available to current students as they complete their educational path along with stories, tips/tricks and networking strategies to prepare each person for their next step.

3:15pm – 4:15pm Special Student SessionTrack 2

AHIMA Excellence Series: Strengthening Your Emotional Intelligence

Participants will be able to define and explain emotional intelligence, advance concepts of interpersonal skills, self-awareness, social awareness, and social skills, and understand the value and facilitators of emotional intelligence in a health information professional.

1.0 hr   Organizational Management and Leadership   

3:15pm – 4:15pm Track 3

Sepsis: Does the Clinical Criteria Support the Medical Coding?

This presentation will present empirical data on medical coding and sepsis. The presentation will include study data to identify if there are any discrepancies with coded data and the clinical data in the medical records that supports the diagnosis of sepsis. To assess the accuracy of medical coding of sepsis, the researcher designed a data abstraction tool which includes key clinical indicators and other pertinent clinical information. This data abstraction tool was used to abstract data from the medical records in the study sample. The researcher will determine if there are cases that are not properly coded based on Sepsis 2 criteria as sepsis and the number of sepsis cases reported is unrepresented of the total population of patients with sepsis. Identifying these issues will help providers to improve documentation to support sepsis when it is clinically present. Identifying these issues will help medical coders to identify the need to clarify any conflicting documentation in the medical record. Identifying these issues will help researchers to recognize there are limitations in data sets. In future studies, the data abstraction tool could be utilized to evaluate more medical records and include other geographical regions on the United States.

1.0 hr   Revenue Cycle Management   

3:15pm – 4:15pm Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Open

4:30pm – 5:30pm Track 1

ICD-10-CM: Its Use in Long Term Care

During this session, the attendee will learn how the ICD-10-CM coding system is used in Long Term Care, the history, current application and challenges. The application of ICD-10-CM to the current Medicare payment system and how this impacted how the code is assigned. Specific problem areas in the how the codes are assigned will also be discussed.

1.0 hr   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

4:30pm – 5:30pm Track 2

Leadership: A Strengths-Based Approach

This session focuses on a strengths-based approach to leadership at and outside of work. Using tools developed through decades of research, hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, and millions of surveys, this body of knowledge is unique and provides answers to questions like who do I need to be? and what does it mean to come from a position of strength? Focusing on what is wrong, areas of weakness, or things that need to be improved can only take us so far, combined with what’s working well, our strengths, we can harness a lot more potential. This session takes a deep dive into the language of strengths and how to apply them.

Participants will learn:

  • What a strengths-based approach is.
  • The difference between existing strength-based approaches.
  • How strengths play a part in our well-being by helping us feel better and function more effectively.
  • Obtain a rank ordering of their strengths and how to interpret their results.

1.0 hr   Organizational Management and Leadership   

4:30pm – 5:30pm Track 3

Washington Update: What Happened in 2022 and Where We Are Going in 2023

Join AHIMA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Andrew Tomlinson, as he provides an update on everything that happened in Washington in 2022, what’s happened so far in 2023, and what we can expect for the rest of the year. He’ll touch on how AHIMA is involved in advocating on behalf of AHIMA members in Washington and take questions on the audience on issues that matter the most to them.

1.0 hr   Evolving Topics   

4:30pm – 5:00pm Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Open Until 5:00

6:00pm – 8:00pm

President’s Reception

April 25, 2023

7:00am – 12:00pm


7:30am – 8:30am

Educator’s Forum (INVITATION ONLY)

7:30am – 8:15am

Breakfast with the Vendors

8:30am – 9:30am Track 1

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Cure for Data Pains

Whether you’re a patient, provider, HIM professional, or C-level administrator, the effectiveness and efficiency of providing healthcare are fundamental concerns. The US healthcare system is expensive and wasteful and ranked near the bottom of the Bloomberg list of Healthcare Efficiency Scores (Miller, 2018). What can be done about it? By introducing AI and Machine Learning, providers can streamline complex and inefficient processes, bolster physician productivity, increase patient satisfaction, and improve their bottom line. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and suggest some practical uses to improve organizational efficiency and revenue capture.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Explore some of the various uses for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in healthcare
  • Explore examples of technology applications in Revenue Management
  • Discuss the hurdles associated with developing a robust AI initiative within your business

1.0 hr   Evolving Topics   

8:30am – 9:30am Track 2

Action for the 21st Century Cures Act

Panelist discussion focused on:

  • how HIM professionals are responding
  • what steps they are taking to be prepared and be compliant
  • what have they implemented
  • what their challenges have been
  • what lessons have they learned, what would they have done differently
  • how are they are structured/tackling this

1.0 hr   Health Law and Compliance   

8:30am – 9:30am Track 3

2023 April Coding Updates

Review of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Changes and Updates for April 2023. Also includes guideline and CC/MCC updates.

1.0 hr   Revenue Cycle Management   

8:30am – 9:30am Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Open

9:45am – 10:45am Track 1

Who is the HHS OIG’s OCDO and What Fraud Trends Are We Seeing?

Introduce PHIMA to the HHS/OIG Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) and describe some of the current fraud trends we are currently seeing in the environment.

1.0 hr   Health Law and Compliance   

9:45am – 10:45am Track 2

Vendor Incidents: A Real Life Case Study

No health organization is immune from a targeted phishing incident, a data breach, or malware attack. As new threats unfold, and as the frequency of attempts increase, your organization must have the expertise to manage any data incident quickly and effectively. Learn how to control protected health information, managing internal and external resources, and practical tips for provider, patient, and client communication following an incident. Join us as we share the data incident playbook we developed through our own real-world experience and learn how to stay ahead of these incidents through diligence, education, and policies that protect patient data.

For example, did you realize that a provider name and patient name included in an email is considered protected health information and therefore could constitute a data security incident?

By sharing first-hand knowledge, a panel representing a covered entity, a business associate, and an attorney who works with both covered entities and business associates to assure HIPAA compliance, will discuss a best practice approach to identifying and handling a data incident – including how to control protected health information, managing internal and external resources, and practical tips for provider, patient, and client communication following an incident. Join us as we share the data incident playbook we developed through our own real-world experience and learn how to stay ahead of these incidents through diligence, education, and policies that protect patient data.

1.0 hr   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

9:45am – 10:45am Track 3

Query Writing Essentials

Query writing is a fundamental function of coding. This presentation will teach you how to ensure that queries are properly written and sent to maximize response rates. This will also teach the learner how to avoid physician query fatigue by teaching the learner the appropriateness of query writing.

1.0 hr   Revenue Cycle Management   

9:45am – 10:45am Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Open

11:00am – 12:00pm Track 1

Sustainable Healthcare Operations in HIM: 5 Ways to Make and Impact Today!

It seems that every healthcare organization is being met with an imperative to shift toward more sustainable operations to combat the ever-growing needs of our communities and global health. HIM departments are not excluded from these initiatives. We as HIM professionals have the ability to help make a significant impact on these overall organizational strategies by:-Implementing processes that lower costs and reduce waste-Promoting the efficient exchange of health information and public health data-Increasing the positive brand image of an organization-Lowering our carbon footprint with fewer paper-based processes-Increasing patient satisfaction and promoting healthier communities.

1.0 hr   Organizational Management and Leadership   

11:00am – 12:00pm Track 2

Three Ways to Grab Leading Roles on Value-Based Care’s Center Stage

Healthcare’s shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement and towards value-based care (VBC) remains a priority for the entire industry. Hospitals, health systems, payers and providers have gradually increased their participation in VBC and risk-based models over the past decade. Nearly 40% of healthcare is now being reimbursed through alternative payment models (APMs), risk-sharing agreements, and other VBC initiatives. And even though the move VBC reimbursement looks more like a glacier than a flood, it remains the underlying driver for nearly every technology, people and process change occurring in healthcare today.

Regulatory mandates such as information blocking, TEFCA and others are the first step in improving health data interoperability. HIM’s role is needed now more than ever before to define electronic health information (EHI) within their organization’s designated record set (DRS), the receipt and processing of complaints related to information blocking, and participation in all organizational committees and groups focused on data sharing. These are core HIM functions that are now being intensified by regulatory requirements and play an integral role in the interoperability journey.

Advanced and smart technology to digitize provider-payer communications is a valuable step in reducing overall operational costs and keeping payers informed. Automation of payer-provider conversations will also relieve cost and staffing demands on both sides and across all departments involved in payer relations: managed care, risk management, business office, HIM, prior-authorization, denials management, appeals, internal audit teams, etc.

The shift to VBC requires a herculean effort by every stakeholder. Technology, people, and process change is an absolute essential, and HIM professionals have a critical role in making it happen. This session highlights three specific areas where HIM professionals must use their knowledge and expertise to advance and support VBC initiatives.

1.0 hr   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

11:00am – 12:00pm Track 3

ICD-10-CM Coding for Diabetes, Hypertension, and Related Conditions

This presentation will cover the ICD-10-CM guidelines for reporting diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and related conditions such as heart disease and chronic kidney disease (including ESRD).  It will also provide an in-depth review of applying the “with” guideline, manifestation coding, and combination codes as these are common elements seen with code assignments for diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

1.0 hr   Revenue Cycle Management   

11:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Closed

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Vendor Appreciation Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm Track 1

Health Information (Management): Dropping the “M” and Moving Towards Informatics

Healthcare technologies are rapidly changing. Now more than ever, healthcare information professionals have deeper opportunities to explore the information technology (IT) side of healthcare. Data analytics, tool development, process improvement, algorithmic bias detection and remediation, machine learning, and other opportunities are available for those who wish to do more with technology.  This session outlines healthcare informatics and potential career paths utilizing these various technologies.

1.0 hr   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

1:30pm – 2:30pm Track 2

Health Information Exchanges: A Survey and Primer

The presenter will discuss the rise of interest in and concern arising from Health Information Exchanges. Substantive information will include the introduction of the health information exchange in the Affordable Care Act, the ways that health information exchanges support both clinical and administrative healthcare goals, concerns about data privacy, and ideas for mitigating concerns through understanding and negotiating a strong participation agreement.

1.0 hr   Health Law and Compliance   

1:30pm – 2:30pm Track 3

CDI is Only as Good as Coding Makes It

Discuss the entanglement of Coding and CDI for organizational impact on Revenue, Quality, Education, Denials, and Collaboration.

1.0 hr   Revenue Cycle Management   

1:30pm – 2:30pm Exhibit Area *

Exhibit Area Open

2:45pm – 4:00pm General Session

On the Horizon: Current and Proposed Privacy Regulations

Patients are now officially empowered to demand online access to their health records. Requirements mandate that all stakeholders, from providers to payers, honor patient requests for EHI, with expected enforcement around the corner. And implementation of 2022 information blocking rules are just one step in the ONC’s journey toward expanded clinical data sharing and exchange in healthcare. Amid these new requirements, HIM professionals find themselves in a unique and assuring career position. The journey to interoperability requires health information management to rethink the oversight and flow of patient data throughout its lifecycle. Substantial, cross-functional preparation and adjustments are necessary. During this session, a seasoned expert provides practical applications, including the need for HIM professionals to refocus their efforts on data integrity, collaborate with information technology (IT) counterparts, and appropriately map out new information flows.

1.0 hr   Health Law and Compliance   

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