Fall 2019 SCHIMA Coastal Region Meeting
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Friday, November 15, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


All attendees will be entered into a drawing for one winner to receive a $25 discount on their registration for the 2020 SCHIMA Annual Meeting in Greenville. The winner will be announced at the end of the meeting.


9:00 – 9:30 AM – Registration


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - How Coding & Quality Can Partner to Improve Performance in CMS sponsored Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction & Hospital Value Based Purchasing Programs


Carol M. Martin, RHIA, CPHQ, LSSGB
Co – presenter Louise Juricek, RHIA


Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research (AHRQ) recently released versions 9 and 2019 for the Patient Safety Indicator Modules that use ICD-10-CM/PCS data. Learn how Coding and Quality can partner to leverage this new software to help their organization evaluate opportunities to improve accuracy of physician documentation/coding and quality/patient safety practices that can also reduce risks of financial penalties related to CMS' Hospital Acquired Condition and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs.

CEU: 1.0- Clinical Data Management


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - 3M Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and its impact on Professional Coding at Roper St. Francis Healthcare


Tesha Grant, CPC


Presentation of beta project with 3M


CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management


Lunch 11:30-12:30 Provided by CIOX


SCHIMA Update – Dan Ellison, RHIA SCHIMA President


12:30 pm – 1:30 PM - A Chart Correction Journey in an EHR Environment


Melinda Crosby, RHIA


Corrections to the electronic health record are more important than ever in maintaining the integrity of the medical record. How is your facility handling the correction process? We will review how one hospital is monitoring the process.


CEU: 1.0- Technology


1:30 – 2:30 PM - In a World of Remote CDI, How do you Maintain Provider Engagement?


Johanne Brautigam RN BSN CCDS


For Organizations, the shift to electronic health record had severe side effects, such as too much computer time distracting physicians from patient care. Roper St Francis was no exception. Two years ago, leaders at Roper St Francis decided to try something different to improve their physician engagement. They created a new “CDI MD Liaison” role, built a clear workflow with other hospital teams, and supported the new position with actionable data.


CEU: 1.0 – Performance Improvement


Carol Martin, RHIA, CPHQ, LSSGB

Carol received her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Medical University of SC. She is credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt. Carol has 30 years of healthcare experience with last 20 years serving at Roper St. Francis Healthcare System (RSFH) in Charleston, South Carolina. She held positions at RSFH as Quality Improvement Specialist and Director of Quality Improvement Services; and has served as Manager of Quality Informatics within Quality and Patient Safety for last nine years. Prior to joining RSFH, Carol held various manager roles within Health Information Management, Quality, Risk Management, Case Management, Corporate Compliance, and Accreditation Readiness in hospitals in the Midlands and Upstate of SC. Carol's current work at RSFH primarily focuses on evaluation of appropriate transitions of quality/patient safety/regulatory measures from other data sources into standardized “sources of truth” to improve accuracy, timeliness, and usefulness of reports for clinical and operational decision support for RSFH through development of a Clinical Data Warehouse in partnership with Analytics and Information Services Departments. Carol also manages all acute care hospital inpatient and outpatient quality/patient safety/regulatory data collection and submission for RSFH for both CMS and Joint Commission.


Louise Juricek, RHIA
Coding Manager at Roper St. Francis Healthcare


Tesha Grant, CPC

Coding and AR Manger Roper St. Francis Healthcare


Melinda Crosby, RHIA, ITIL
Melinda Crosby, RHIA is currently the EHR Integrity & Access manager at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC. She has over 30 years' experience in the Heath Information profession having held positions as coding manager, department director and IT specialist.


Johanne Brautigam, RN, BSN, CCDS

Johanne “Jo” Brautigam, BSN, RN CCDS is the Manager of the Clinical Documentation Integrity department at Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, in Charleston, South Carolina. Jo graduated with an associate degree in Nursing from Santa Ana College, California in 1986. She got her Certified Critical Care RN in 1989 and Bachelor's in Science in Nursing in 1999 from the University of Utah. After 25 years in critical care, Jo took the leap into clinical documentation in 2011. She became Roper's first Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) in 2012 and took on the manager's role in 2013. Currently, she manages a team of 11 specialists covering 4 hospitals, is the president of the South Carolina chapter of ACDIS, is on the inaugural Leadership Council, and Scholarship Committee for ACDIS, as well as a recent member of the CDI Week Committee. Jo is also a co-author for the second edition of The Complete Guide to CDI Management.


Joe Lintz, RN BSN CCDS


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Continuing Education

CEUs: 4.0


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


Member: $40


Non Member: $55


Student: $10



Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

2095 Tecklenburg Dr.
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Charleston, SC 29414

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