LHIMA Annual Convention

Agenda

* The agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice. *

Wednesday — March 13, 2024

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Lobby

Registration

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Keynote Grand Ballroom

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Interactive Keynote: Amplify Your Impact
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Workshop: Amplify Your Impact


Emotional intelligence consistently ranks among the top five skills crucial for effective leadership across industries, professionals, polls, and leadership discussions. It’s often considered one of the most challenging skills to cultivate. But is it? As organizations grapple with the need to nurture and empower leaders, it’s essential to create a forum where emerging and seasoned leaders from LHIMA can converge to enhance their self-awareness, learn, and expand their influence. Emotional intelligence is, in fact, a superpower. Research demonstrates that by honing this skill, individuals can significantly boost their productivity, unleash creativity, gain confidence, enhance communication, increase promotability, build more robust relationships, and excel in their professional roles. The result? Heightened engagement, amplified productivity, and reduced turnover in organizations. Participants in this session will depart with a renewed enthusiasm to apply this superpower to magnify their personal and professional influence.

Key Program Elements:

  • Explore the Essentials of Emotional Intelligence: Delve into the core principles of emotional intelligence and learn how to apply them effectively personally and professionally.
  • Recognize and Shift Patterns for Greater Engagement: Identify and modify patterns that can elevate engagement at work and within the LHIMA community.
  • Craft an Action Plan for Everyday Application: Develop a practical action plan to integrate newfound awareness into your personal and professional life seamlessly.
  • Establish Lasting Accountability: Learn how to create and sustain accountability structures that yield lasting results.

2.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Grand Ballroom

This presentation is dedicated to telling my personal story of how change can impact any of our lives at any time.

Learning Objectives:

My objective with this presentation is to challenge anyone and everyone to appreciate the gift of life we all are given as it can change at any moment. The focus is on learning to love and forgive others to make life so much more meaningful.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lobby

Exhibit Hall Opens

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM DeSoto Street

Local food trucks.
Bar inside the lobby at exhibits.

Thursday — March 14, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Grand Ballroom/Lobby

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Lobby

Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Pain Free Pregnancy Coding reviews the common ICD-10-CM/PCS coding scenarios in the inpatient facility setting. In this session we will review the Pregnancy Coding Guidelines and General rules. In this, we will discuss the complications of labor and delivery, fetal conditions affecting management of pregnancy, abortion coding guidelines and coding tips, and much more. We will review several case scenarios throughout the presentation to assist in accurate code assignments of pregnancy diagnosis and procedures focusing on both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

Learning Objectives:

This session will provide coding education on the following areas for pregnancy coding:

  • Selection of Principal Diagnosis
  • Fetal Conditions Affecting Management of Pregnancy
  • Complications of Labor and Delivery
  • Other Conditions Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth, or the Puerperium
  • Postpartum Complications
  • Elective & Spontaneous Abortions
  • Obstetric Procedures & Procedures Assisting Delivery
  • Sequalae of Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth or the Puerperium

1.0 hrs   Clinical Foundations   

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Claiborne

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare is a continually evolving field. Health information (HI) professionals have witnessed a rapid proliferation of new technologies to address new regulatory requirements and to streamline workflows. Nearly every trade organization or mailing list mentions “AI” in materials, but what does this mean? We will parse out the differences between AI technologies and provide suggestions on what to look for, questions to ask, and challenges to be aware of regarding AI.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define AI and outline associated technologies.
  • Assess the appropriateness of a specific application/solution for the attendees’ organization
  • Evaluate the challenges of using (and discussing) AI in the healthcare space

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Grand Ballroom

The Louisiana Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database (LAHIDD) is the State’s only comprehensive population-based repository for all acute care hospital inpatient data. In this session, we will discuss the reason this database exists and the role of the Louisiana Office of Public Health in maintaining it, an overview of the data for the last five years, what type of data can be obtained, previous research conducted with this data, and modernization techniques we are employing to improve the database.

Learning Objectives:

To provide an overview on the centralized hospital inpatient discharge database as well as specifics about how the database aligns with public health initiatives and the percentages of requests for certain topics.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Claiborne

The presentation will break down the alphabet soup of acronyms that impact Health Information Management, from regulatory trends to emerging technologies. We’ll explore the market dynamics that are spurring interoperability solutions and the criteria for evaluating smart, scalable Release of Information offerings. With a focus on privacy, quality, and efficiency, we will dive into real-world experience from HIM teams on the frontlines and how they are using digital solutions to manage the increasing volume of requests.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will understand market dynamics, the meaning and purpose behind the litany of acronyms from AI to TEFCA
  2. Participants will learn how HIM teams are using interoperability to drive efficiency
  3. Participants will learn how to incorporate smart interoperability into their operations, including how to evaluate solutions, partners, and success metrics

Presentation Agenda/Outline:

  1. Level set: Navigating HIM today: A look evolving market dynamics and regulatory trends impacting HIM
  2. A new set of ABCs: Breaking down the acronyms from AI to TEFCA in interoperability
  3. Smart Interoperability: Balancing control, privacy, and collaboration
  4. Future-proofed?: Establishing a Release of Information strategy to scale and meet your needs down the road
  5. Critical Factors: How to evaluate solutions, partners and the success metrics

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Lobby

Exhibits/Break

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Grand Ballroom

Credentialing

12:15 PM – 1:10 PM Grand Ballroom

Lunch/Annual Business Meeting

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Lobby

Exhibits/Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Grand Ballroom

We will review common audit error trends for Unrelated Operation Room Procedures (MS-DRGs 981-983, 987-989). We will look at principal diagnosis and procedure selection in MS-DRG assignment and how extensive and nonextensive OR procedures unrelated to the principal diagnosis/procedure can affect code assignment.

1.0 hrs   Clinical Foundations   

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Claiborne

The LHIMA Board panel will lead a discussion and overview of changes to the recertification guide and CEU requirements and discuss other health information topics as suggested from attendee table discussions.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Grand Ballroom

Help prepare users for the move to ICD-11. Discuss the background, structural mechanics, and anticipated impact of ICD-11.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the who, what, where, why, and how of the latest update to the International Classification of Diseases
Distinguish code mechanics, code types and clinical workflow impacts across the patient care continuum
Develop focused education and awareness strategies for your organization
Identify critical concerns and risks integrating the new patient classification
Improve your organization’s readiness for the conversion to ICD-11

0.5 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Claiborne

Please join your LHIMA Advocacy leaders with updated news on AHIMA advocacy efforts in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., as they return from the 2024 AHIMA Advocacy Summit and AHIMA Hill Day just days prior to your session. Presenters will outline the current AHIMA advocacy agenda and feedback from your US Congressional representatives.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Prize Drawings

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Diamond Grill Tudor Room

President’s Reception

Friday — March 15, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Grand Ballroom/Lobby

Breakfast

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Lobby

Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Grand Ballroom

AHIMA has great plans for 2024, and we want you to be the first to know! AHIMA Leadership will address updates pertaining to key strategic initiatives focused on AHIMA staffing, recertification policy updates, enhanced membership benefits and growth strategies, advocacy and public policy updates including information on Data for Better Health, as well as information on the development of AHIMA’s new strategic plan.  This year’s annual report fireside chat features President and Board Chair Mona Callhoun,  AHIMA’s new CEO Kevin Klauer,  and members of the AHIMA Board and executive leadership team.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Navigating the complexities of private medical practices, whether they include specialized physicians, therapists, or dentists, necessitates a different set of skills than those used in a hospital setting. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are critical in allowing the autonomous operation of these practices and providing personalized solutions to meet the specific demands of individual healthcare providers. This knowledge is particularly relevant for individuals in the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) fields, as it provides them with a fundamental understanding of how EHR systems can improve efficiency, streamline workflows, and contribute to the overall success of private healthcare practices.

In Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), simplifying operations while avoiding administrative involvement is critical for a successful small practice. Standardizing procedures will help maintain the integration of user-friendly Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems designed specifically for SLP clinics. Patient engagement and excellent communication with healthcare practitioners are critical for attaining positive outcomes. If a practice has a low encounter volume and they could benefit from a per-encounter payment model. This strategy improves reimbursement with the actual services delivered, guaranteeing appropriate remuneration for the services rendered and encouraging financial sustainability for the SLP practice.

As per ASHA guidelines, the importance of research for the features and benefits of several EHR software systems before making a decision. EHRs offer a HIPAA-compliant, web-based area to store records, handle billing, telehealth compatible and communicate with patients. They maintain billing information, including as claims, explanation of benefits forms (EOBs), and electronic remittance advice forms (ERAs), and frequently offer an integrated clearinghouse, which acts as a middleman between you (the provider) and the insurance company, checking claims for accuracy1. Choosing an EHR is primarily dependent on your practice’s needs, so begin with the basics: Are you a sole practitioner or do you have employees? Will you require templates for numerous experts, such as audiologists and speech-language pathologists?

References:

  1. https://www.asha.org/Practice/EMR-and-Practice-Management-Software-for-SLPs/
  2. Curtz J, Mazariegos J, Adeyemo J, et al. Responding to an Emerging Need: Implementing Telehealth in Acute Hospital Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021;102(9):1840-1847. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2021.05.006
  3. Guglani I, Sanskriti S, Joshi SH, Anjankar A. Speech-Language Therapy Through Telepractice During COVID-19 and Its Way Forward: A Scoping Review. Cureus. 2023;15(9):e44808. Published 2023 Sep 6. doi:10.7759/cureus.44808

 

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to describe the advances in the adoption of EHR systems in private practices. Healthcare informatics professionals in private practice will be able to find more information on how to choose and optimize the EHR features based on their usage and the advantages of patient engagement. The attendees will be able to understand the importance of patient portals.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   Organizational Management and Leadership   

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Claiborne

This session is designed to help new graduates and anyone entering today’s job market understand:

  • The Role of Recruiters
  • The Role of Hiring Managers
  • The Role of AI
  • How They Work Together
  • Where To Apply/Find Talent

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Grand Ballroom

Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Grand Ballroom

OCR’s presentation will educate the association members regarding their responsibilities under the regulations enforced by OCR as well as the range of resources available via OCR’s website. The focus will be on recent policy guidance distributed by OCR, enforcement activity, recurring HIPAA Compliance Issues, and best practices.

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

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Claiborne

A guide to success in areas such as preparing for and registering for your RHIA exam, building a resume, finding applicable job postings, and developing job interview skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process of registering for the RHIA exam
  • General study tips for the RHIA exam
  • Resume best practices
  • Navigating an online job search
  • Apply job interview skills

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Grand Ballroom

Did you know our national graduate unemployment rate is usually double the national unemployment rate average; e.g 10% vs. 5% (Forbes 11.2019)?
This proves what each new graduate who has applied to an opportunity has experienced; it is much harder to get hired as a recent or new graduate.
They often say it is more about who you know than what you know, in today’s economy; it’s more about who knows you! Bertram will present how each of us can “Leverage Your Personal Brand In A Competitive Job Market” and strategies to assist entry level, graduates, or experienced professionals to get hired.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Biggest Threat To Students & Graduates In Today’s Economy
  • Why Everyone Should Leverage Their Brand To Get Hired?
  • Strategies On Building Connections In Any Industry
  • Open Discussion; Question & Answer

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

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