OHIMA 2023 Virtual Coding Seminar

The OHIMA 2023 Virtual Coding Seminar will be held on Friday, September 29th. Attendees can view the event via live stream (Zoom) or watch the recordings after the event concludes.



8:30 AM EST - 9:00 AM EST
Get connected to Zoom. Grab your cup of coffee and get ready to learn!

9:00 AM EST - 10:00 AM EST
Social Drivers of Health: “What are they, why do they matter, and how to address them through care coordination”

Heidi Christman
Chief Operating Officer
Health Impact Ohio

Dr. Tanikka Price
Chief Education and Equity Officer
Health Impact Ohio

Did you know that 80% of a person’s health and well being is determined outside of clinical settings? Learn how the social drivers of health impact the whole person, and how integrated care coordination services managed by community health workers can address disparities created by the marginalization of at-risk individuals and populations.

10:00 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST
An Overview of Dementia, Delirium, and Encephalopathy Diagnoses

Dr. Jagan Pillai M.D., PhD.
Cognitive Neurologist
Cleveland Clinic Luo Ruvo Center for Brain Health

As the title indicates, physician speaker Dr. Jagan Pillai, will be sharing his expertise with coding professionals on what differentiates these diagnoses that fall under a generic umbrella of altered mental status. Although there are similarities, these are very different conditions, and as a practicing neurologist, Dr. Pillai will discuss those differences. Dr. Pillai brings his extensive knowledge bank honed over 20+ years in practice to share with us on this topic.

11:00 AM EST - 11:15 AM EST
Morning Break

11:15 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST  
Coding for Altered Mental Status and Related Diagnoses

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

Building off Dr. Pillai’s presentation, OHIMA’s Education Coordinator will cover the coding for various conditions related to altered mental status. Specific Coding Clinic information as it relates to this topic will be shared as well. Vignettes will be used to provide context for examples.

12:00 PM EST - 12:45 PM EST
Lunch Break 

12:45 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST

Coding Audits and Education: The Secret to Increased Revenue, Compliance, and Quality Scores

Lindsey Lanning, RHIA, PCMH CCE
Government Incentives Manager
DAS Health

Angie James, MBA, RHIA, CCS
Manager, Hospital Coding
The Christ Hospital Health Network

In this presentation, we will delve into the immense value of coding audits and education within the healthcare industry. We will explore how these practices contribute to increased revenue, overall compliance, and higher quality scores for both healthcare providers and facilities.

The presentation will begin by highlighting the fundamental role of coding audits in ensuring accurate and complete documentation of medical services. We will discuss how regular audits help identify coding errors, inconsistencies, and potential compliance issues, ultimately leading to improved revenue capture. By addressing these issues proactively, healthcare organizations can prevent revenue leakage, maximize reimbursement, and optimize financial performance. Furthermore, we will emphasize the importance of ongoing education in coding practices. Keeping up with the ever-evolving coding guidelines, regulations, and industry best practices is crucial for accurate coding and billing. Through targeted education programs, healthcare professionals can enhance their coding proficiency, reduce errors, and ensure compliance with changing regulatory requirements.

Finally, we will explore the correlation between coding audits, education, and higher quality scores. Accurate coding plays a pivotal role in quality reporting and performance measurement systems. By ensuring proper coding practices, healthcare entities can generate reliable data that drives improved quality scores and rankings. We will discuss how coding audits and education contribute to the overall quality improvement efforts and support data-driven decision-making.


1:45 PM EST - 2:45 PM EST
Leveraging Risk Adjustment Calculators for Enhanced Coding Accuracy and Quality Outcomes

Marie Wurm, RHIA
Sr. Data Analytics Specialist
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, accurate and comprehensive coding is crucial for healthcare organizations to improve quality outcomes. This presentation aims to provide insight on how to implement risk adjustment calculators into your coding departments. These publicly available tools can help improve your organization’s risk capture efforts. See firsthand, how The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is utilizing these tools to enhance their coding and quality practices.

2:45 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST
Afternoon Break

3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
FY2024 ICD-10-CM/PCS Code Update

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

Cozy sweaters, apple cider, brilliantly colored leaves, and ICD-10 updates. Yes, these are all things we associate with Fall. Once again, it is time for coding professionals to prepare for the arrival of new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, guidelines, and notes. This presentation is designed to provide a high-level overview of both classifications prior to their October 1st implementation date. So, break out the sweater, settle in with a warm apple cider, and get the scoop on what to expect from the 2024 fiscal year ICD-10 updates.


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The OHIMA Coding Seminar is completely virtual. There is no in-person option.



By 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, September 26th, registrants will receive instructions via email for accessing slides and Zoom. Full payment must be received before access to the event is provided. Recordings will be posted by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, October 3rd. 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 streamed 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 2023 Coding Seminar CEUs as one entry: “OHIMA 2023 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 9/15)

(after 9/15)

Member** $135 $155
Non-Member $160 $180
Student* $45 $65
Emeritus* $45 $65


 **Log into your OHIMA profile in order to take advantage of member rates!** If you are an AHIMA member from a partnering component association, use your special promo code to discount your rate (check your email).

**2023 Active AHIMA and OHIMA Member
*To qualify for the Student/Emeritus rate, the registrant must be an active "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 2023 Active AHIMA/OHIMA Member. Other discounted registration rates (Student, Emeritus) 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 15, 2023. The last day to pre-register is September 26, 2023.

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 September 15, 2023. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Any questions, contact the OHIMA Central Office.



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