HAHIMA Quarterly Meeting, Spring 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM - Registration and Breakfast


8:50 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions, Exhibitor Introduction


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Texas Legislative Session Summary - Telemedicine and Telehealth


Nora Belcher, Executive Director, The Texas e-Health Alliance


The recent Texas Legislature session was a very busy one for the health information technology community. Legislators considered a host of policy topics, such as how to properly regulate telemedicine, how to advance interoperability while protecting the privacy of health care data, and how to respond to cybersecurity threats. Providers, vendors, and other stakeholders were debating these issues too, while dealing with the most significant financial, structural, and policy changes to their environment in decades. In this session, Nora Belcher, executive director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, will review legislative activity related to health information technology, discuss how HIT issues are perceived by state legislators and regulators, and provide HIM professionals with insights on how these topics will affect their work and personal lives.

CEU: 1.0 Health Law and Compliance


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Exhibitors Update and Introduction


CEU: 1.0 Evolving Topics


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Rehab Data - An Educational Resources for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF)


Katrina Lloyd


Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) reimbursement and data requirements are quite different from acute facilities. This presentation is a resource for employees either new to IRFs or those who might need a refresher. Several topics covered include IRF requirements based on CMS specifications, requirements for compliances, how patient data and resulting assessments are used and how reimbursement is calculated.


CEU: 1.0 Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Exhibitors Update (continued)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch & HAHIMA District IX Business Meeting


Nellie Lunsford, RHIA, HAHIMA President


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Federal Government Compliance Update; Whose Data is it Anyway


Carlos A. Rodriguez, MBA Vice President-HIM Services VRC Companies


This presentation will cover topics such as OCR's Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules, ONC's five year road map, as it pertains to patient's right of access, Patient Privacy vs Patient Access; How do we balance the two; The use of Patient portals going forward; The importance of Business Associates Agreements (BAA); and knowing what the data will be used for.


CEU: 1.0 Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security


1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Break


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - APR-DRGs


Lori Matherne, 3M / MModal


This presentation will provide an overview of APR DRGs as well as discuss how they are used for risk adjustment and reimbursement. The presentation will cover specific uses of APR DRGs within HIM/ CDI and other areas.


CEU: 1.0 Revenue Cycle Management


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Malnutrition Initiative, CDI UTMB

Stacey Gaona


This presentation will discuss malnutrition guidelines and useful tool designed to capture documentation.


CEU: 1.0 Clinical Foundations


4:00 PM - Closing Remarks


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Continuing Education

CEUs: 6.0


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


Early registration on or before March 3, 2020 11:59 pm CST

HAHIMA Members: $75.00
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Student Members: $35.00
Student Non-Members: $50.00

Late registration after March 3, 2020 11:59 pm CST

HAHIMA Members: $125.00
Non-Members: $175.00
All students: $60.00


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