OHIMA Virtual CDI Workshop  

Join OHIMA and Intellis for this innovative and hands-on CDI Workshop - CDI professionals from beginner to advanced will benefit from this event!  This event will take place on June 8, 2021 virtually via Zoom (all times are Eastern Time Zone).  *The live event has concluded but you can purchase the recording of the event through July 15th! Recordings can be accessed through July 31st.




9:45   - 10:00 


10:00   - 11:00 

HCC Education for Inpatient and Outpatient CDI

In the evolution to value-based care, understanding HCC concepts is vital, particularly for those accustomed to acute care coding and clinical documentation improvement. The speaker will discuss how this coding system works by highlighting the interaction of weights and overriding categories. An emphasis on medical record documentation will include a review of the problem list, past medical history, and medication list as well as other appropriate clinical and administrative criteria that is often missed.

The speaker will define the different HCC models and discuss the utilization of both inpatient and outpatient records to reflect the patient’s health risk. Since determining a patient’s risk adjustment factor (RAF) is the intended outcome, the speaker will guide CDI specialists in identifying common missed query opportunities that reflect appropriate RAF scores for patients.

11:00  -  12:00 Deep Dive into Clinical & Coding Denials

Denials may or may not be a part of your CDI department’s functions in a formal setting, but every CDI program can play a part in denials prevention. By understanding the diagnoses that are frequently seen in hospital denials and appeals departments around the country, the learners will be able to identify high-risk records and anticipate an insurance company’s denials rationale. CDI professionals will be taught strategies to engage providers in the query process to help make diagnoses as “audit-proof” as clinically possible.

 12:00  -  1:00  Break
 1:00  -  2:30

Coding Clinic for CDI- 2020 in Review

Published quarterly, coding clinics bring the newest official coding information and guidance to CDI and coders to help ensure medical records are coded to the fullest degree of specificity and integrity. This information provides CDI and coders examples by applying real-life scenarios that help with coding accuracy that align with the ICD-10- CM/PCS official coding guidelines. While COVID took the front seat in most coding and CDI programs, many non-COVID-related coding clinic updates were often overlooked. In this presentation, the speaker will provide you with the updates from 2020 that impact or influence CDI practice.

 2:45  -  4:15

Query Workshop

While understanding clinical and coding concepts are important factors in an effective CDI program, no single job function is as impactful as the query writing process. Anyone can read a record but not everyone can take the clinical indicators and the context of the patient’s illness and translate that into missed documentation opportunities. In this workshop, the speaker will review compliant query practice utilizing the AHIMA/ACDIS Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice and work with the learners to apply the standards within the brief in clinical case studies. During our breakout sessions, groups will work to write compliant queries based on the clinical scenarios and critique written queries for opportunities to achieve best practice.



Kim Felix, RHIA, CCS has over 30 years of HIM coding experience including coder, auditor, and manager at various University and Community Hospitals. She is currently the Vice President of Education at Intellis. For the past 4 years, she has been the project manager for the CMS HHS RADV audit. 
She has provided over 50 COVID-19 inpatient and outpatient coding education sessions for over 5000 healthcare professionals in 2020. Over many years, she has presented at various state-wide and local Coding and CDI conferences and is currently the Past-President for her local AHIMA chapter (SePHIMA). Kim is also a contributor to numerous articles for HFMA Revenue Cycle Newsletter, For The Record and justcoding.com. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Pierce College, Thomas Jefferson University and Study Mentor at Western Governors University.

Allison Van Doren, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC has 20 years of nursing experience in clinical nursing and clinical documentation improvement within academic and community hospital settings. As Intellis' Chief Nursing Officer, she has provided project oversight and reviews for many compliance audits focusing on clinical documentation and risk adjustment and managed interdisciplinary teams focused on improved documentation and patient safety. Allison has presented at state and national meetings on CDI topics including: Mortality risk adjustment, Patient Safety Indicators, hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding and CDI, query compliance, antibiotic resistance, and COVID-19.

Jeanie Heck, BBA, CCS, CPC, CRC has been working in the HIM field for over 30 years. The majority of her experience has been in the outpatient physician practice arena. She has worked as a business & practice manager, coder, auditor, and educator. She has served as the lead senior auditor for the CMS HHS RADV engagement for the past four years. Most recently, as the Director of Education at Intellis, she has presented education to providers & coders on the new 2021 E/M guideline updates. In addition to her professional experience, Jeanie has been an adjunct faculty member and lead medical coding instructor at Camden County College for the past 13 years and is also an adjunct faculty member in the HIT department at Santa Barbara City College for the past 10 years.



This event is worth 5 AHIMA CEUs
AHIMA CEUs are also accepted by AAPC! Check eligibility on the AAPC website. 

Registration Fees Before 5/25 After 5/25
Active Members $125 $145
New Members $75 $90
Student Members $40 $50
Emeritus Members $40 $50
Non-Members $150 $170



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