CAHIMA Annual Student Focused Education Meeting

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Check in & Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Program begins at 8:45 AM


Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Develop Your Networking Skills with HIM & Coding Professionals!


8:00am - Breakfast and Registration


8:45am - Welcome


9:00am - ICD-10-CM Code Updates
Karin Weiler MS HIIM, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, RN, CPA Northwestern College Adjunct Instructor
1 CEU Clinical Data Management


10:00am - So You Want to Find Your Dream Job?
Gabrielle Meza RHIA, CCS-P ATOS Sr. Revenue Integrity Audit Specialist
1 CEU Professional Development


11:00AM - 11:15am BREAK


11:15am - The Journey from Student to Successful Professional; How to Start your Career in HIM
Monique Laboy RHIT RUSH University Medical Center, Outpatient Coder Trainee
Ariona Reliford RHIT Patient Account Representative, Advocate Healthcare
Ara Zakarian RHIA AMITA Health – Housing and Health Alliance – Data Analyst
1 CEU Management Development


12:15pm - 1:45pm - LUNCH & Special Activity


1:45pm - Big Data & Healthcare
Keith Olenik MA, RHIA, CHP Pivot Point Consulting, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services
1 CEU Revenue Cycle


2:45pm - Don't Waste Your Time; Tips to Improve Your Time Management Skills
Tracey Johnson RHIA Triton College Adjunct Instructor
1 CEU Management Development


3:45pm - Adjourn

Panera Lunch Choices



Spicy Thai with Chicken
Chicken raised without antibiotics, romaine, roasted cashew pieces, fire-roasted edamame, red pepper and carrot blend, cilantro and wonton strips tossed with low-fat Thai chili vinaigrette and drizzled with peanut sauce & a cookie.


Modern Greek with Quinoa
Quinoa tomato sofrito blend, romaine, kale, cucumbers and kalamata olives tossed in Greek dressing and topped with feta and toasted almonds & a cookie.


Cesar Salad with Chicken
Chicken raised without antibiotics, romaine, parmesan and homemade black pepper focaccia croutons tossed with Caesar dressing & a cookie.


Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken
Chicken raised without antibiotics, arugula, romaine, kale and radicchio blend, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, toasted pecan pieces, Gorgonzola and apple chips tossed with sweet white balsamic vinaigrette. Served with baguette & a cookie.




Modern Caprese – Vegetarian
Basil-white bean puree, sliced mozzarella, parmesan, arugula, smoked tomato confit, fresh basil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper, toasted on Black Pepper Focaccia. Served with potato chips, a pickle and a cookie.


Steak & Arugula Sandwich
Seared grass-fed steak, arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes, pickled onions, garlic and herb cream cheese spread and mustard horseradish sauce on Sourdough. Served with chips, pickle & a cookie.


Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT
Roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, bacon, emerald greens, vine-ripened tomatoes, avocado, pure mayo, salt and pepper on Country Rustic. Served with chips, pickle & a cookie


Heritage Ham and Swiss
Artisan ham, Emmental cheese, emerald greens & maple mustard sauce on Country Rustic. Served with potato chips, a pickle and a cookie.


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Registration limited to 125 registrants.


Please Register ONLINE in ADVANCE - We cannot guarantee space or lunch for walk-ins.


Registration open through 11:59 PM CT October 23, 2019. Onsite registration will not be available.


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Continuing Education

CEUs: 5.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


Meeting Fees for Current Members

Professional Members $50
Student Members $10

Meeting Fees for Non-Members

Professional Non-Members $70
Student Non-Members $20


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Northwestern College Bridgeview Campus

7725 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455

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There is plenty of FREE PARKING.