The coding and HIM event of the year is here again. AHIMA 2018 is scheduled for September 22-26 in Miami, with a broad agenda covering many of the hottest topics, including those faced by our clients every day.
Among the trends we’ll be talking about, which are very much in line with the event’s theme of “inspiring leadership, influencing change.”
- Outpatient CDI continues to be a pressing concern for organizations seeking increased data accuracy and quality.
- Accurate HCC capture, coding error prevention and compliance planning remain top-of-mind for HIM directors and coding managers. (Check out our 2018 Passports to HCCs)
Be sure to stop by booth 513 to meet members of UASI’s leadership team, including Laura Barron, RHIA, CCS, our vice president of coding services. We’re happy to answer questions about the latest HIM and coding trends and hear about your latest challenges.
And don’t miss key presentations by UASI thought leaders:
Compliance Risks Associated with DRG Mismatches
Saturday, 9/22/18, 3:00-4:00 pm
Mary Stanfill, our VP of HIM consulting, and our HIM consulting manager, Kathy DeVault, will co-present on the factors that impact DRGs — documentation issues, grouper logic issues, use of both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS — and discuss operational and financial management strategies for DRG mismatches. Learn more.
Networking Breakfast: Clinical Validation and Clinical Indicators: Where Do We Fit In?
Monday 9/24/18, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m
UASI’s Kathy Devault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, will facilitate an interactive discussion on this important topic, which has been widely discussed, though clear answers are still lacking. (Note: attendance to this event requires an additional fee beyond event registration.)
Creating and Retaining the Best CDI Team
Tuesday, 9/25/18, 3:30-4:15 pm
UASI’s CDI and utilization review service lines director, Staci Josten, and CDI/UR manager Tara Bell will provide you with valuable tips and tools to engage your CDI team and lead it on the journey from good to great.
Key Steps to Successfully Implement CDI in Physician Practices
Wednesday, 9/26/18, 10-10:45 am
Mary Stanfill and Staci Josten will provide context and goals for outpatient CDI programs, starting with a brief overview of the importance of capturing HCCs and accurate risk adjustment factor (RAF) scores.
Want to Connect at AHIMA 2018?
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