Agenda

2021 ArHIMA Annual Convention
Virtual
23 CEUs + 2 CEUs for Vendors

All sessions are pre-recorded.

  
Welcome

Asa Hutchinson
Governor of Arkansas
Welcome

Lisa Daniels, RHIT
ArHIMA President

Annual Business Meeting Report

President
Treasurer
Committee Chairs
Delegates


Installation of Officers

Sara Daniel, MS, CHES, RHIA
Incoming Board Members

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
8 CE Hours

7Rs to be an Agent of Change

Mike Harbour

In the 7Rs to Be an Agent of Change, the participant will learn what they must act on to move past the chaos of the past and lead into the future. High-Performance requires action and every leader will learn 7 actionable steps to move themselves and their teams to the next level of performance and let go of the weight of the past.

Leadershift into an Agent of Change

Leadershifting requires a new way of thinking, a new mindset, and a new way of leading. To be an agent of change every leader must make the shift from how they have led up to today, to the new way of leading in the future. In this 5 Video series, every leader will learn what a shift is and then understand 12 leadership mindsets to implement in their leadership to be an agent of change. For leaders to climb the ladder of success, there are 12 key leader shifts necessary to be a leader of the future. What got you here, will not take you to where you want to go, make the leadershift to be an agent of change.

CEUs: 3 hours
Domain: Organizational Management and Leadership

Sponsored by:

Building Our Health Information Community

Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA

AHIMA Report to CSAs

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics, Compliance, Organization Management and Leadership

Sponsored by:
HIPAA Gets a Facelift: Are There Still Wrinkles?

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB
Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA

It has been almost 20 years since HIPAA’s inception, and change was inevitable. The practice of medicine has changed, technology has advanced, and the medical information demands have transformed. The big question now is, what’s changed? Did the changes close the gaps caused by interoperability? How do the changes impact PHI disclosure management and patient access? Are there new turnaround time requirements? This session provides an authoritative view on the HIPAA changes, including current changes, effective dates, industry analysis, and proper application of the revised rule within healthcare facilities. The speakers share an in-depth analysis of HIPAA terms and expert advice on how to apply the changes effectively within organizations.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security

Sponsored by:


AHA Analytics: A new data resource for Arkansas hospitals

Melanie Thomasson, MPH

The website for AHA Analytics, the Arkansas Hospital Association’s data program, went live in June 2019. Community health reports and custom, hospital-specific strategic planning and quality static reports are available to all AHA members. Additional interactive reports using hospital discharge data are available to participating hospitals who sign an agreement and submit data. The interactive reports provide valuable information not previously or otherwise available to hospitals, and this innovative use of discharge data highlights the importance of accurate coding.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
Securing Revenue for Hospitals and Providers in a COVID-19 Environment

Rebecca Marsh, MBA, CPC, CHC

Ongoing changes to federal and state regulations are causing many hospitals to struggle with understanding how to bill claims for COVID-19 patients, and what data analysis will help ensure that all providers secure the reimbursement available. This presentation is designed to address the regulatory requirements for reporting COVID-19 claims and the proactive analysis to conduct to help providers secure revenue during this challenging time. We will also address next steps for you to consider as the journey to normalcy continues.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Revenue Cycle Management
Risk Adjustment. What is it? Why is it used?

Tina George, CPC, CRC, CDEO

This presentation is a very high level look at what Risk Adjustment is and why it was developed. The deeper dive is why it should be important to providers and clinics. Finally, techniques will be given to help clinics improve their results.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

Thursday, April 15, 2021
8 CE Hours

How to Prepare Your HIM Resources for an Unpredictable Future

Bill Wagner, CHPS, CPCO

This session guides attendees through multiple strategies and techniques to prepare for a future of unexpected fluctuations in workload and patient types. The speaker will review the experiences of four revenue cycle and HIM experts from large healthcare systems who participated in a panel discussion for this presentation.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Revenue Cycle Management/External Forces/Performance Improvement

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Moving into the Digital Age with Health Information Exchange throughout Arkansas

Justin Villines, MBA, BSM
Anne Santifer

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology, that oversees the statewide Health Information Exchange (SHARE), is to improve the delivery, coordination, and quality of healthcare across Arkansas through the state-wide use of health information technology and clinical data exchange. Health information exchange isn’t just about technology—it’s about everything the movement of patient health information makes possible:

  • Coordinating patient care efficiently among many different doctors
  • Giving health care providers more complete patient information at the time of treatment
  • Empowering providers and patients to make better treatment decisions—together
  • Enabling patients to spend less time completing paperwork and more time talking with their doctors
  • Improving the management of chronic diseases
  • Reducing medication errors and duplicate tests
  • Bettering the quality of health care in Arkansas
  • Putting patients first
  • Saving lives

This session will provide information on how SHARE has helped Arkansas move into the digital age while improving the quality of healthcare.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

HIPAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Dana Williams, MSHI, RHIA, CHP, CHC

Presentation will cover HIPAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which was released on December 10, 2020 and an amendment to the HITECH Act (H.R.7898) which was signed on January 5, 2021.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security
Security in a Virtual Environment: Protecting Your Workforce at Home

Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA
Anthony Murray, CISSP

The majority of 2020 was spent in a virtual working environment for many. The elements of working remotely continue to evolve and require forward thinking to manage and maintain a secure technical environment. Keeping the workforce protected brings with it challenges many organizations face since having to bring so many employees home in a short period of time. Learn from industry experts about the newest and most harmful trends in cybersecurity threats and how to ensure remote employees are safe at home. Leave the webinar with tools to optimize safeguards with your workforce.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

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Patient Access: The Importance to HIM

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB

In late December 2020, the OCR’s industry audit report stated that 89% of audited covered entities failed to show they were correctly implementing the individual right of access laws. Learn from an industry expert about recent OCR enforcements and penalties in order to develop a compliance plan for your organization. As the OCR continues to prioritize patient access now, and throughout the coming year, these valuable insights will prepare your organization for full compliance.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

Sponsored by:
E&M Services in 2021

Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT

We’re just beginning to navigate the changes in guidelines for E&M services, and it’s important to know how to prepare and train your providers on how to document to meet the new guidelines. While all of the grey areas of E&M have not been eliminated with the updated guidance for 2021, further explanations and definitions of many questions have been addressed. Knowing how these changes will impact the interpretation of your documentation, and also knowing the gray areas that still exist are imperative as you begin your 2021 audits. Attendees of this session will be provided a .pdf download of a provider pocket reference card with the new guidelines included.

CEU: 2 hours
Domain: Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Updates of HIPAA Records Access Requirements and the Designated Record Set

Wes Morris, CHPS, CIPM, HCISPP

Providing patients and health plan members with access to their records upon request was the enforcement hot topic of 2020 and will surely continue to be a high interest topic in 2021. Recently the Office for Civil Rights proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to empower patients, improve coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burden. Chief among the proposals are significant changes to patient’s rights of access. Over 70 pages of the proposal deal specifically with issues related to access.

At the same time, the 21st Century Cure Act requires organizations to implement process that eliminate information blocking.

Both the proposal and the 21st Century Cures Act refer to the Designated Record Set (DRS), but neither effectively identify the content of the DRS. This lack of clarity creates challenges for covered entities to ensure that the information being requested is both releasable, and fully released upon request.

The speaker is part of a national task force of experts from the American Health Information Management Association, the Electronic Health Records Association, and the American Medical Informatics Association to fully and effectively identify the elements that comprise the DRS, in order to provide guidance to the industry. ArHIMA Convention attendees will receive insights into the final results of this task force’s efforts, along with most recent updates to the potential access requirements under the proposal.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security

Friday, April 16, 2021
7 CE Hours

Professional Ethics
AHIMA CSA Excellence Series


Melinda Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA

AHIMA members, AHIMA certificants, and students need to abide by AHIMA’s Code of Ethics. Become better familiar with the thirteen principles and the guidelines so that you are able to navigate ethical situations you encounter. Also shared are the newly revised case studies which illustrate ethical dilemmas. These cases show how you can incorporate ethics into your HIM practice.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Organizational Management and Leadership
2021 Regulatory Update Part 1: Stimulus Packages, Vaccine Policies, and HIPAA Right of Access

2021 Regulatory Update Part 2: Information Blocking and the 21st Century Cures Act

Lynda M. Johnson, JD
Amie K. Alexander, JD

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Health Law and Compliance

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Documentation Impacts Your Bottom Line

Gregory Ayers, MD

You know your physicians are providing an appropriate level of care to their patients within the criteria set out by health plans, yet you seem to be plagued by denials.

If you have gaps in your documentation, you'll also find gaps in reimbursement for patient care. Find out about the hidden connection between documentation and denials.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Revenue Cycle Management

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Go Outside the Box for Your HIM Career

Alice Noblin, PhD, RHIA, CCS, PMP
Amanda Walden, PhD, RHIA, CHDA
O. Lucia Russell, MD, MHS, RHIA

This presentation provides a variety of strategies for students, new graduates and even more seasoned professionals entering the job market and wondering where to start, what opportunities to pursue, how to prepare, and what the future holds.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Organizational Management and Leadership

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Leading MPI Management – Improving Data Quality and Minimizing Errors

Karen Proffitt, MHIIM, RHIA, CHP

The importance of accurate patient identity and patient matching is often underestimated – yet it is a “Big Deal”. Master Patient Index’s (MPIs) are the foundational backbone required to support optimal health information exchange and quality patient care. This session will cover today’s typical (and new) patient matching challenges and their root causes, operational impacts of poor MPI quality and recommended steps for mitigating issues and improving MPI data integrity and HIE integration efforts.
Attendees will take a deep dive into MPI issues and management strategies, and will be provided with specific operational improvement suggestions.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics, Health Law and Compliance

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Third-Party Vendor Risk Management

Kellie Worley, CHC
Katie Sullivan

Many companies have both direct and indirect relationships from third parties, fourth parties and so on that are important to fulfilling business functions. When engaging with third parties, their risks and vulnerabilities become that of the organization. Common risks associated with vendors include everything from compliance and operational risk to financial and reputational loss. Research found that 61% of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach caused by a third party and that number continues to grow.

Managing vendor risk can be a resource-intensive process -- third-party cybersecurity incidents are increasing due to the growing complexity of the healthcare ecosystem as well as organizations’ inability to develop a coherent process that identifies, monitors, and assesses the risks posed by third parties.

Despite the challenges, there are a number of key components and best practices that can be implemented at each stage of the vendor engagement process to manage risk and ensure a successful and comprehensive program.  

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

Implementing an Integrated Electronic Disease Surveillance System: The Arkansas Experience

Donald McCormick, MSHI

This presentation will provide the public with an overview of the implementation of a new Electronic Disease Surveillance System at the Arkansas Department of Health. We will discuss the different types of Electronic Disease Surveillance System, the current state of implementation at the Arkansas Department of Health and the future benefits this will provide to the State.

CEU: 1 hour
Domain: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
Closing Remarks

Lisa Daniels, RHIT
ArHIMA President

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