19.0 for the pre-recorded sessions
+ 2.0 for attending 4 of the 14 live virtual exhibitor sessions on May 20th and 21st

Pre-Recorded Sessions


WSHIMA Business Meeting

Judi Hofman, BCRT, CHPS, CHP, CHSS
WSHIMA President

CEU: 0
2021 Interventional Radiology Coding Do's and Don'ts

Maureen Matthews
Jeff Majchrzak, BA, CIRCC, RCC

  • NCCI, Modifiers and Review of Component Coding
  • Definitions/Terminology
  • Rules for Vascular and Vascular Interventional Coding
  • Review of Sample Case Studies

CEU: 1.5 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Analyzing Healthcare Data

David Marc, PhD, CHDA

This session offers viewers an opportunity to learn ways of analyzing healthcare data using MS Excel and Tableau. These tools support efficient and effective methods for summarizing and visualizing trends in data. They support clear communication regarding key findings that can lead to effective decision-making and strategizing for healthcare professionals and organizations.

CEU: 3.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

*Presented at the WSHIMA 2020 Health Data and Information Conference
Building our Health Information Community: 2021 AHIMA Report to the CSAs.

Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics
Clinical Validation: An Inpatient Coder’s Role in Denial Prevention and Appeals

Jennifer Jones, RHIT, CCS, CCDS

  • Discuss recent coding denial trends and targeted clinical validation diagnoses
  • Review coder roles and responsibilities related to clinical validation and their role in denial prevention
  • Offer helpful tips for achieving clinical validation success and writing appeal letters.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Coding with CAC in the Real World

Lisa Withers

  • Discuss best workflow
  • The Pros and Cons of CAC
  • Avoiding common CAC errors
  • Making the system work for you

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Do You Have Access?

Ralph Morrison, RHIT

Have you heard about AHIMA ACCESS? ACCESS features many dynamic communities, including communities focused on leadership paths, career mobility, professional interests, and more. You can join as many as you like. Learn how this new exciting platform can ACCELERATE your career and professional life.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Evolution of the EHR: Reducing Clinician Data Entry While Improving The State of Data We Need

Dale Sanders

  • Describe the national state of EHR data quality
  • Describe the burden of EHR data entry on clinicians
  • Describe the economic levers that can be pulled to improve EHR data quality and reduce data entry burden
  • Describe data quality initiatives that can be applied locally

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Governance of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data


  • Explore public policy and industry stakeholders advocating for change
  • Describe operational challenges and opportunities related to SDOH data governance
  • Identify various points of entry where collection, management and sharing of SDOH data need to be evaluated for whole person healthcare
  • Discover ways health information professionals can encourage strong data governance principles

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
HIM Lessons from the Epicenter COVID 19 Outbreak--Update

Sally Beahan
Lenny Sanchez

  • Review lessons learned
  • What were the impacts of COVID from an HIM perspective
  • Help other entities learn from our lessons

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

Hot Topics and Current Trends; HIPAA and Information Blocking

Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

Attendees will leave the course understanding;
  • ONC Information Blocking Part 171 and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules, deadlines and other topic information about implementation for HIM, Providers, Payers, etc.
  • HIPAA’s NPRM issued in December of 2020
  • The latest HIPAA privacy and security rules and guidance issued by Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and increasingly the encroaching Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare IT (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act rules.
    • lMr. McLendon will create a uniquely tailored slide deck for the audience shortly before the presentation so that all of the most up to date information on the wide scope of industry privacy topics can be disseminated to the audience.
  • Best practices that are being used to operationally manage privacy and security compliance in light of recent changes.
    • Patient access vs 3rd party authorization continues to be one of these areas.
    • The looming opening of patient information to APIs and interoperability.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
How do we Audit and Monitor Telehealth? Past and Present

Lori Laubach
Sabrina Butler

  • Identify controls related to Telehealth necessary to mitigate the risk in the present and after the PHE.
  • Operational uses of Telehealth – what are the compliance issues?
  • Auditing Telehealth controls.
  • Current coding aspects of Telehealth.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

IFHIMA: Advancing the HIM Profession in the Midst of the Pandemic

Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA

  • Learn how you can advance the HIM profession on a global basis
  • Understand IFHIMA’s role in global health
  • Explore IFHIMA’s key activities including whitepapers, Global News, and social media

CEU: 0.5 - Evolving Topics
Patient Identification: The Practice Is Evolving

Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA

  • Explore healthcare transformation and how it is highlighting the importance of accurate patient identification and record linkage.
  • Examine key consumer and digital initiatives that set the stage for a higher profile for patient identification.
  • Discuss the technical priorities that are evolving as these consumer and digital initiatives are rolled out

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Practical Steps in Implementing the Cures Act Information Blocking Rules

Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

  • High-level overview of the Rule
  • Understand the assessment and governance process
  • Review steps to meet compliance
  • Discuss specific policies and procedures required

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Take the Road to ‘Original’ EHR Documentation

Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

  • Identify and remove barriers to enable the remediation of sub-optimal provider documentation practices that can adversely impact care, treatment and record integrity Review a model policy to improve documentation integrity
  • Leverage technology to design workflows to minimize the improper use of copied and pasted artifact
  • Detail the implementation pathway and dependencies that need to be addressed to enable original documentation and reduce note bloat
  • Review a model policy to improve documentation integrity
  • Putting it all together to connect the dots to demonstrate improvement in original documentation facilitated by CMS's Patients over Paperwork Initiative

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Top Inpatient Diagnoses Challenging Coders Today

Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer

  • Examine the skills needed to be an inpatient coder now.
  • Learn coding tips for the 6 most notorious inpatient diagnoses we face each day.
  • Update clinical validation skills for sepsis, respiratory failure and malnutrition.
  • Join in discussion on coding education needs and how to update skills continually

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
What's New? 2021 E&M Changes

Chris Breithoff, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC

  • Have a better understanding of the new 2021 EM revisions
  • What codes are included in the revised guidelines
  • Know the definition of time and how it will now be reported
  • Understand the individual MDM elements and how to relate these to code selection

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

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