2016 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP:
Clinical documentation improvement is the topic that has been on the mind of the healthcare industry for years with the inception of various quality programs and will not be going away any time soon. Simplifying the process for physicians is important for improvement strategy. This workshop will help you with templating efforts, physician training and meeting documentation necessary to meet the coding process.
This training is designed specifically for CDI specialists, auditors, coders and those who may work directly with physicians.
- The benefits and use for good documentation
- How ICD-10-CM intersects with clinical documentation
- How to apply clinical documentation concepts
- Hands-on reinforcement exercise
Adilakshmi Sankara, Head of Training & Auditing, AAPC International
Adilakshmi Sankara, is an astute & result oriented professional with over 20 years of experience in Healthcare, Medical Coding, Auditing, Education and Operations, and is also a certified medical coder. Proficient in managing medical coding operations and complex business models, Adilakshmi also has experience in enhancing business processes, optimizing resource utilization, improving productivity and operational efficiencies.
Additionally, Adilakshmi also possess expert knowledge in all specialties such as E/M coding, Surgery coding, IP-DRG Coding, Physician and Hospital coding. She also presents seminars to physicians on proper documentation requirements for services rendered and is also, experienced in AR denial management process.
Adilakshmi is CPC, CPC-I, CIC, CPMA and CRC certified from AAPC and is also an AAPC certified instructor.
American Academy of Professional Coders, AAPC is the second largest healthcare association in the US, with over 150,000 members. AAPC provides training, certification, ongoing education, networking, job opportunities and consulting services in medical coding, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC has been recognized and acclaimed Internationally which has marked its Global footprints, with presence in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Standards and Information Governance for Healthcare
Quality and safety of care, the health of populations, and operational efficiency in healthcare organizations depend upon the reliability and integrity of information. Assuring that these requirements are met calls for adherence to standards and the governance of information. This three hour pre-conference workshop will build on the basics of standards governance principles to define an overarching framework for Information Governance in Healthcare. The survey work of AHIMA and other organizations on current practices in information governance will be incorporated.
Key components of the workshop include:
- An overview of health information systems that support electronic data capture for example: EHRS, laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and others
- Basics of HIT standards and systems interoperability, enabling electronic information exchange (semantic, technical and functional standards)
- Content standards and the need for documentation practice standards in the electronic environment
- Information Governance (IG) for Healthcare - Introduction IG - A Healthcare Eco-System Priority
- AHIMA Survey Findings - First IG Benchmarking Survey
- Information Governance - Implementation Essentials
Drivers for IG
Scope of IG
Principles of IG
Components of IG
IG and Integration with Existing Programs in Organizations
IG Maturity Assessment
Deborah Green, MBA, RHIA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Deborah's career in healthcare has been equally divided across health information management (HIM) health information technology (HIT)*. In both areas, Deborah has held leadership positions with multi-facility, national provider organizations. Her experience spans acute and post-acute settings. She has been with AHIMA since June 2012 and serves as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
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