2019 KAHIMA Annual Coding Symposium

Friday, September 20, 2019

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Session 1

ICD-CM New Coding Updates


10:00 AM - 10:15 - Break


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Session 2

ICD-PCS New Coding Updates


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch


12:45 PM - 2:30 PM - Session 3

Homecare and Nursing Coding Updates
PDPM (Nursing Home and SNF) and PDGM (Home Care)


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Break


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Session 4

Spinal Fusions

Additional Information

Packets: Registrants are asked to print their own packets or bring personal laptop| tablet to view slides. Packet info will be made available to registrants as soon as they are received from speakers.




Items to bring: Please bring 2020 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS books to class, if you have them; Laptop Tablet (WIFI will be available); Paper and Pen for note taking.


Breakfast: Light Breakfast, regular and decaf coffee and water will be provided.


Lunch: Lunch will be provided.


Please specify in the comment section of the registration if you have special needs for lunch, such as allergies.


Sodas: Sodas will not be provided, however there is a soda machine on premises if desire to purchase for an additional cost or you may bring your own soda.


Dress: Casual. You may want to bring a sweater; the meeting room is cool at times.


Disclaimer: Photos taken at the KAHIMA meetings may be posted KAHIMA social media accounts, such as Facebook.


KAHIMA Annual Dues Reminder:
If you have not yet paid KAHIMA dues for 2019-2020 payment can be made online. Reminder that the KAHIMA dues calendar runs July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020. All attendees are encouraged to join as a KAHIMA member!


Join Today!


Some of the membership benefits include, discounted rates to annual Coding Symposium and annual CPT Workshop, notification of all KAHIMA Business Meetings and Coding Round Tables! This is a great opportunity to earn additional CEUs and network with your peers, locally!



Bridgette Stephens Miller, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, and ICD-10 CMS/PCS Trainer


Meet the CEO of IdeaCentre HIM Solutions LLC


Bridgette Stephens Miller, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, and ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer is a HIM Professional with significant experience in acute care hospital coding and auditing. She has over sixteen (16) years in the HIM field and is passionate about the industry and mentoring new HIM professionals.


Bridgette is the Chief Execution Officer of IdeaCentre HIM Solutions LLC (IC), established in February of 2017. She founded the company with the goal of establishing a HIM professional-run company founded on the principal of the 'golden rule' and to treat everyone with integrity and respect. IC provides quality-focused coding, auditing, and educational training to HIM departments across the country.


Mrs. Miller has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from Macon State College and a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in management from Staryer University. She is a member of AHIMA, GAHIMA, and Toastmasters International.


Bridgette's hobbies include traveling, reading, journaling and spending time with her new husband, family, and friends. She is also the author of several Heartfelt Memories journaling books to enhance Spiritual Growth and Financial Stability.


Quote: 'If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.' -Les Brown



Online registration has closed. Onsite registration will be available.


When you register online, you will have the option to pay by mail with a check or pay online with a credit card (AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). You will receive two emails once you join – 1) a confirmation email and 2) a registration statement email which serves as your receipt (if you paid by credit card) or invoice (if you plan to pay by check).


If you are paying by check, make your check payable to KnowledgeConnex, include your invoice # that is on your registration statement email, and mail your check to KnowledgeConnex. The mailing address will be on the registration statement email.


Registration fees will be refunded (less $25 processing fee) upon written notice received 72 hours prior to the meeting. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice will not be refunded.


Substitution for registrants is permitted.

No-Show – Registrants who register and are no-show will forfeit registration fee. If no-show registrant was not pre-paid, registrant will be billed via USPS.


Click here if you need to cancel your registration or provide a substitute.

Continuing Education

CEUs: 5.5 - Clinical Data Management


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


KAHIMA Member: $90


Non Member: $110


Student*: $30


*Student Rate - Discount applies only for AHIMA Certified Programs


Walk-ins-& KAHIMA Member and Non-Member: $140



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