OHIMA 2021 Coding Seminar

The OHIMA 2021 Coding Seminar was held on Friday, October 8th. If you missed the Coding Seminar, you can purchase the recordings! Recordings will be available through November 30th for viewing and earning CEUs. Registration closes on 11/19/21.



8:30am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast 

If you are attending in-person, registration and breakfast will be available onsite in Columbus, Ohio. If you are attending the live stream, get connected to Zoom. Grab your cup of coffee and get ready to learn!

9:00am - 10:00am
COVID-19: The Pandemic and Beyond

Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS
Erica Remer, MD, Inc

Clinical medicine and life as we knew it changed drastically in 2020. Our CDI programs had to pivot quickly and ensure that we were addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as it developed at lightning speed. With the worst behind us, we need to learn from our experience. This session will reflect on COVID-19 and will consider best practices for a post-pandemic world and any future public health emergencies.

10:00am - 11:00am
Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Patrick Chen, DO
Board-Certified Gastroenterologist
Ohio Gastroenterology Group

Join Dr. Patrick Chen, a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist for an overview of gastrointestinal bleeding.  He’ll discuss the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of gastrointestinal bleeding.

11:00am - 12:00pm  
Solving the Mystery of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Coding

Dianna Foley, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CDIP
Coding Education Coordinator

Does your blood run cold when thinking of coding conditions related to gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?  Do you ooze with anxiety when presented with a procedure to control GI bleeding?  Join OHIMA’s Coding Education Coordinator, Dianna Foley, as she clues you into the differences between melena, hematemesis, and rectal bleeding, for starters. Along the way, she’ll incorporate a discussion regarding anemia as it relates to GI bleeding, and spurting ahead, she’ll unravel some of the procedures utilized to staunch GI bleeds. Once the evidence has been presented, GI hemorrhage coding will be a mystery no more.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break 

In-person attendees will be provided lunch. 

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Injections, Infusions...is there still Confusion?

**Because Lisa Knowles was unable to speak at this event, Dianna Foley presented in her place.**

Lisa Knowles, RHIT, CCS, CHC
Harmony Healthcare
Sr. Director, Client Relations and Compliance Officer

This presentation will cover everyone's favorite - Injections and Infusions!  While there are many 'cheat sheets', toolkit's, handwritten or typed notes for injections and infusions, we're going back to the source.  With pertinent points taken from the source reference documents, CPT book, CPT Assistant, and ICD-10-CM Coding Clinic for HCPCS.   Prepare for an hour that includes presentation, interactive dialogue, questions, and other injection and infusion dis-confusion.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Technology

Chandra Fenton, MHA, RHIA
Premier Health
IP Coding Supervisor

When ICD-10 was established in the U.S., it allowed a way to expand diagnosis and procedure codes as New Technology was created in the ever-changing/improving healthcare world we live in these days.  ICD-10-PCS has Section X- New Technology section where new procedures can be created for more detailed reporting for the care of patients.  We will discuss some of the new technology created and why it is important to report these when coding. 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
2022 ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates

Dianna Foley, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CDIP
Coding Education Coordinator

Once again, it is that time of year, when coding professionals turn their attention towards the new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes that will be going into effect on October 1, 2021.  OHIMA’s Coding Education Coordinator will review guideline, note, and code changes found in the 2022 diagnosis and procedure updates.  Descriptions and illustrations will be employed to provide detail to enhance comprehension of the new codes.



For attendees who choose to attend this event in person, it will take place at: 
Quest Conference Center
9200 Worthington Road
Westerville, Ohio  43082
(614) 540-5540

**This is a new location for the Quest Conference Center (two buildings south of the previous location). For detailed directions, click HERE.**

Onsite parking is free.



By 5:00 PM on October 6th, registrants will receive instructions via email for accessing slides and Zoom (if they are attending virtually). Full payment must be received before access to the event is provided. Recordings will be posted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 12th. The event recordings will remain online through November 30th for viewing and earning CEUs.   


This program meets the AHIMA CE Guidelines for 6 hours of continuing education. AHIMA CEUs are also accepted by the AAPC! Check eligibility on the AAPC website. CE credits will also apply to the recorded version if unable to attend the in-person or live stream event. 

After the event, CEUs will be uploaded into your OHIMA profile (My CEUs under the Member Menu). There within your profile, you can download or save a report of your CEUs. Please note that you’ll still need to enter your CEUs in your AHIMA CEU Center (they will NOT transfer automatically). We recommend entering all the OHIMA 2021 Coding Seminar CEUs as one entry: “OHIMA 2021 Coding Seminar” and the total # of CEUs earned. Choose the domain that covers most of them. Then, keep the CEU detail in your OHIMA profile. Any questions - contact the OHIMA Central Office.




Registration Rates


Early Bird 
(by 9/24)

(after 9/24)

Member** $125 $145
Non-Member $150 $170
New to AHIMA* $60 $80
Student* $35 $55
Emeritus* $35 $55


 **Log into your OHIMA profile in order to take advantage of member rates!**

**2021 Active AHIMA and OHIMA Member
*To qualify for the New to AHIMA or Student/Emeritus rate, the registrant must be an active "New to AHIMA", "Student" or "Emeritus" member of AHIMA, with Ohio as your chosen state association.

In order to qualify for the OHIMA Member rate, you must be a 2021 Active AHIMA/OHIMA Member. Other discounted registration rates (Student, Emeritus, New) are based on your AHIMA/OHIMA member status. If you have questions about your member status or believe that your member status is incorrect in your OHIMA profile, please contact the OHIMA Central Office

If you wish to renew your membership or join AHIMA/OHIMA to take advantage of discounted registration rates, please join AHIMA and indicate Ohio as your state association. Then, contact the OHIMA Central Office to have our system updated immediately and see discounted registration rates applied.

How to Register

Registration is now fully online (paper registration forms are no longer available). Check or credit card payment is accepted.  Credit or debit card payment is preferred (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX, Discover are accepted). To pay with a check, select the "Invoice Me" during registration and you will be automatically sent an invoice. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Early Bird registration rates are available through September 24, 2021.

Mail payment to:
OHIMA Coding Seminar
PO Box 30966
Gahanna, OH 43230

Bulk Registrations
If possible, please have individuals submit their registrations online. Invoices will automatically be created for each registration. Then mail a check (include the names of registrants) or contact the OHIMA Central Office to make a bulk payment with a credit card. If it is not possible for individuals to submit their registrations online, please contact the OHIMA Central Office to make alternate arrangements. 




Speakers/sessions may be subject to change without notice. Registration fees will be refunded less a $25 processing fee if notice is received by October 1, 2021. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Any questions, contact the OHIMA Central Office.



Interested in sponsoring this event?  Learn more HERE