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2019 Convention Agenda

The 2019 convention agenda will cover a variety of AHIMA domains which translate to CEU credits. A maximum of 11 CEU credits can be awarded for the regular convention (pre-convention workshops grant additional credits).

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Sunday - June 23, 2019
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Convention Registration

Location: Expo Registration Desk

8:30 am - 11:30 am Pre-Convention Workshop

Mortality index, understanding the intersection of population health and healthcare delivery.

Tu-Quynh Edwards, MD, MS, CCDS - Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement, UTMB Health

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 3.0
Domain: Clinical Data Management

8:30 am - 3:30 pm Pre-Convention Workshop

SQL for the Absolute Beginner


Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP) - Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Expo A4 - Please note, limited availability, on a first come first serve basis

CEU credit = 6.0
Domain: Technology

Pre-Convention Workshop

Leadership Tomorrow Doesn't Look Much Like Yesterday


Penny Crow, MS, RHIA - Principal, Brittain-Kalish Group, LLC

Location: Floral Hall A2

CEU credit = 6.0
Domain: Management Development

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Location: Floral Hall A-1

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Set Up

Location: Expo C

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Pre-Convention Workshop

Excel for Data Analytics

Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 3.0
Domain: Technology

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

TxHIMA Town Hall

Location: Expo BC

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Location: Expo C

Monday - June 24, 2019
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration

Location: Expo Registration Desk

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open

Location: Expo C

8:00 am - 9:00 am General Session

Insights into the Next Revision: Like Texas, Everything is Bigger in ICD-11


Kathy Giannangelo - President, Kathy Giannangelo Consulting, LLC

Location: Expo B

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Clinical Data Management

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Breakout Session

Deficiency Management: The Full Circle Journey


Valerie Lund - Manager, HIM Document Compliance, JPS Health Network

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Technology

Breakout Session

Ensuring Medical Necessity: The Overarching Criteria of Evaluation and Management Documentation


Caroline Whitlock - Sr. Compliance Consultant, Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network
Jennie Moody - Supervisor of Physician Coding Compliance, Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas, Provider Network

Location: Floral Hall A2

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Performance Improvement

10:00 am - 10:30 am

AM Break & Exhibit Hall

Location: Expo C

10:30 am - 11:30 am General Session

Bridging to our Future: AHIMA Report to the CSAs 2019

Kimberly Theodos, JD, MS, RHIA - Director, AHIMA Board of Directors

Location: Expo B

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Clinical Data Management

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Exhibit Hall

Location: Expo C

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Student Academy

Location: Floral Hall A1

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm General Session

The Future of Work: Prepare Yourself

Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP) - Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Expo B

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Management Development

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session

HIM and IT - Better Together

Cecilia Plata, RHIA, CPHI, CHP - HIM Consultant, Interim Director and Epic Implementation, Harmony Health

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Technology

Breakout Session

Transforming health care: the strategic role of HIM

Steve Merry - Director of Operations, Moxe Health
Dan Wilson - CEO, Moxe Health

Location: Floral Hall A2

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Performance Improvement

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PM Break & Exhibit Hall

Location: Expo C

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Breakout Session

Lock Your Backdoor: Best Practices to Safeguard Your PHI in the Hands of Business Associates

Bill Wagner, CHPS, CPCO - Chief Operations Officer, KIWI-TEK, LLC

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Privacy and Security

Breakout Session

How CDI affects Performance Improvement

Jyoti Sharma - Corporate Coding Manager, Children's Health

Location: Floral Hall A2

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Performance Improvement

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Updates for Educators

Michelle Millen

Location: Expo A4

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Management Development

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Reception

Location: Expo C

Tuesday - June 25, 2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration

Location: Expo Registration Desk

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open

Location: Expo C

8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting

8:30 am - 9:30 am General Session

Your Role in Today’s Healthcare Eco-System as HIM is Reimagined

Rita Bowen - Program Director, External Payer Audits, Children's Health System of Texas

Location: Expo B

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Performance Improvement

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Breakout Session

Triple Aim & Population Health Analytics: UTMB's 1115 Journey

Rick Trevino - Manager, Clinical Data Management, UTMB-Galveston
Susan Seidenstiker, BSIE, MSHAI, CSSBB, CPHQ, PMP - Director, Waiver Quality Operations, UTMB-Galveston
Rev Sellappan - Director, Business Intelligence and Data Administration, UTMB-Galveston

Location: Floral Hall A1

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Clinical Data Management

Breakout Session

HCCs and Risk Adjustment in the Shift to Value-Based Care

Brian O’Rourke - Revenue Cycle Solutions Executive, 3M Health Information Systems

Location: Floral Hall A2

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Clinical Foundations

Breakout Session

Leading the Charge - HIM driven Charge Capture

Pamala Foster, RHIT, CCS - HIM Supervisor Revenue Integrity and Charge Capture, JPS Health Network
Sherri Shockey, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS, CHC - Director of Health Information Management, JPS Health Network

Location: Iris/ Tulip Room

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Performance Improvement

10:30 am - 11:00 am AM Break & Exhibit Hall

Location: Expo C

11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session

2017 Texas Legislative Summary

Nora Belcher - Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance

Location: Expo B

CEU credit = 1.0
Domain: Management Development

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks

Location: Expo B