MaHIMA Western Mass Meeting 2019


  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019


    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration and complimentary continental breakfast
    8:30 AM  -  9:20 AM
    CDI Across the Continuum – Moving to a Patient Centric Solution
    Title: CDI Across the Continuum – Moving to a Patient Centric Solution Summary: Many CDI programs are shifting from focused inpatient reviews to a patient-centric solution that supports all Clinical Documentation Improvement activities beyond the traditional acute care setting. CDI will also continue to expand impact on downstream functions such as coding, case management, and quality, as well as improving the accuracy of data for reporting and analytics. In this presentation, we will review the latest trends around CDI program expansion into the Ambulatory setting and look at some industry best practices, workflows for document review, performance tracking to ensure quality documentation and compliant coding practices. The presentation also reviews the challenges around Ambulatory CDI and includes information around integrating CDI with quality teams as well as the benefits of concurrent coding.
    9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM
    ICD-10 Coding Updates
    Summary of the ICD Coding updates that went into effect on October 1, 2019
    10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Encoder Best Practices
    11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM
    #METOO How Cultural Change has Impacted Interpersonal Boundaries in the Workplace
    It’s been a year and a half since the #MeToo movement brought greater awareness to sexual harassment in the workplace. This session provides a framework for understanding the development of sexual harassment law and an analysis of where we are now.
    12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Panel Forum: What's working...what's not in HIM!
    Panel Discussion: What’s working and what’s not in the HIM Departments/Facilities; from remote workforce to other HIM processes. Various facilities perspectives; payment denials, breaches, audit; mixed with CDI. Audience participation encouraged.