CHIA Convention & Exhibit 2019

June 8 - 12, 2019 • Indian Wells, CA
California Health Information Association (CHIA) is celebrating 70 years of service to the health information management (HIM) profession. Join HIM professionals in beautiful Indian Wells for the 2019 CHIA Convention & Exhibit - Empowering Patients, Breaking Boundaries, and Bridging Gaps. Celebrate CHIA’s 70 years of success while shaping its future! Discover innovative ideas and strategies for tackling day-to-day issues as leading industry experts discuss challenges facing today’s HIM professionals in electronic health record best practices, patient access/release of information, compliance, organizational leadership and management, data integrity, clinical documentation improvement, consumer/patient engagement, coding, compliance and more. Invest in your professional career and register today!
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Schedule

  • 08 June
  • 09 June
  • 10 June
  • 11 June
  • 12 June

Tutorial Registration

07:30 AM 09:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:00 AM

RHIA/RHIT Exam Prep

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

WZ Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC

CHPS Exam Prep and HIPAA Best Practices

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

KM Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

SQL for the Absolute Beginner

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

SF Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA

KS Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)

CCS Exam Prep

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

KD Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Exhibit Setup

07:00 AM 05:00 PM

Tutorial Registration

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding Hot Topics

08:30 AM 11:30 AM

CH Cathy Huyghe, CPC

JM Jeff Majchrzak, CIRCC, RCC

Coding Audits: Old and New Targets and Processes

08:30 AM 11:30 AM

GB Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

CHIA Student Academy

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

CDIP Exam Prep

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

VH Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

JO Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-BC, CDIP, CCS-P, CRC, FAANP

Tutorial Registration

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Pre-Registration Pickup

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Exhibitor Registration

12:00 PM 07:00 PM

CHIA House of Delegates

12:45 PM 05:30 PM

CCA Exam Prep

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

KD Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Pre-show Exhibitor Meeting

05:00 PM 05:45 PM

Convention Registration

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Welcome Reception

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Silent Auction

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Convention & Exhibitor Registration

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Welcome & CHIA Recognition Awards Ceremony

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

MA Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIA, FAHIMA

Keynote: The Power of We, The Rise of Collaborative Leadership

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

KR Ken Rutkowski

Break

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

Reshaping Health Care: Patients as the HIE of One

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

DM Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM

First Timers Orientation

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

MC Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 PM 03:00 PM

Silent Auction

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Cash Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

CLA Leadership Luncheon

12:15 PM 01:45 PM

Best Practices to Leverage Technology to Improve ROI

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Provider-Vendor Relations in a Global Market

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

To be announced

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Creating a Coding Compliance Plan: What's the Risk?

02:05 PM 03:00 PM

NA Nancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS

Treating Patients as Consumers

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

MPI Integrity and Data Clean-up

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

To be announced

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Dealing with the Challenges of Patient Amendment Requests

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

AP Adriana Preciado, RHIA

California Telehealth: Are We There Yet?

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

JF John  Folger, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

JH Judy Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

What HIM Professionals Do in Correctional Facilities

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

MH Mengistu Hika, MHIS, RHIA, CDIP, CHP

CMS Internet, the RAC, and Coding Manuals

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

PS Patricia Small, RHIT, CCS

ROI Experiences for Minors, Deceased Patients and Incapacitated Adults

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

GA Guadalupe Avila

MD Marisol Davis, RHIA

AP Adriana Preciado, RHIA

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

KB Kamar Braish, MS, RHIA

LR Linda Rader, RHIT

HIM Workforce Issues and Apprenticeship Solutions

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

BA Bonnie Aguda, MM

Welcome to the Alphabet Soup of OIG, MACS, UPICS, and RACS

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

AB Arlene Baril, MHA, RHIA, CHC

Convention & Exhibitor Registration

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Job Fair in the Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Welcome & Announcements

09:00 AM 09:05 AM

Driving Workforce Readiness to Include a Consumer Focus

09:05 AM 10:05 AM

AK Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA

Post-show Exhibitor Meeting

09:15 AM 10:00 AM

AHIMA Update: Bridging to Our Future

10:05 AM 11:00 AM

SK Seth Jeremy  Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

CHIA Academic Awards Ceremony and President’s Message

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

MA Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIA, FAHIMA

Silent Auction

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Cash Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Exhibits Strike

02:00 PM 06:00 PM

CDI Across the Continuum of Care

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for CDI, Coding and Quality

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Revenue Integrity in Today's Environment

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

The Medical Coding Professional as a Patient Advocate

02:05 PM 03:00 PM

CZ Connie L. Zeller, CPC, CCS-P

Why Payers Are Asking You for More Charts

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

To be announced

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Driving Focused Physician Audits and Education Using Predicative Analytics

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

It’s Time for Transformation: Risk Adjustment and its Impacts to CDI and Coding Operations

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

AR Anne Robertucci, MS, RHIA

Expanding to an All-Payer CDI Program Reaps Significant Rewards: The Journey of One Health System

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

AR Autumn Reiter, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS

Five Steps to Avoid Penalties and Ensure Proper Reimbursement with Quality Documentation

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

NS Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS

OSHPD: California’s Health Data Wellspring

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

CK Christopher Krawczyk, PhD

SL Starla Ledbetter, MHSA, RHIA, PMP

HCC Nuts and Bolts: Building the Coding Toolkit

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

MM Melissa McLeod-Seyfert, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

The Re-booting (and Re-vamping) of a CDI Program

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

MM Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA, CRCR

MS Madhulika Subherwal, MHA, MBBS, CCDS

Forensic Medical Coding and Billing

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

JB Jacqueline Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CFE, CHC, CPC

Mobile Health for Improving Patient Retention, Loyalty and Outcomes in a Siri and Alexa World

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

NG Naveen Goel, MD

CHIA Celebration Party

06:30 PM 09:30 PM

Convention Registration

07:00 AM 11:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Best Practices in Privacy Incident Response

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

RB Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB

Inpatient Coder Cautions: Digging Deep and Denials

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

DB Dana Brown, MBA, RHIA, CHC

HIM Leadership in Times of Ethical Challenge and Change

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

GB Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

Population Health Management and How it is Changing Health Informatics

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

MM Melanie Meyer, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ

To be announced

09:00 AM 09:55 AM

A Team Approach: The Chaos of Proper Documentation

09:00 AM 09:55 AM

LG Louis Grujanac, DO

Lead the Way to Cultural Competence

09:00 AM 09:55 AM

HJ Holly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA

CR Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA

Improving Health Care: Getting Data off the Couch

09:00 AM 09:55 AM

JR John Rekart, PhD

Cyber Threat Trends

10:00 AM 10:55 AM

NL Nhan Ly

Review of Acute Strokes for Coding Folks

10:00 AM 10:55 AM

MB Marty Beckman, MA, RHIT, CCS

MN Molly Neal, CCS

Staying Connected with a Remote Workforce

10:00 AM 10:55 AM

CB Cathy Brownfield, MSHI, RHIA, CCS

How Technologies and Millennials are Changing our Future

10:00 AM 10:55 AM

DP Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

GDPR: How the European Union Privacy Regulations Will Affect HIM

11:00 AM 11:55 AM

RR Rebekah Rushton, RHIT, CHC, CHPC

ICD-10 Coding Survivor: Who’s Getting Voted Off the Island?

11:00 AM 11:55 AM

CJ Caleb Jesudasson, RHIA

DK Deanna Klure, RHIT, CDIP, CCS

Leading Anytime, Anywhere: Your Leadership Edge

11:00 AM 11:55 AM

PS Patty Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Bridging Gaps in Disease Classification: ICD-11 Compared to ICD-10

11:00 AM 11:55 AM

KG Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FHIMA

Leadership Luncheon: Find the Joy and Purpose at Work

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

TM Tracy Miller

Break

01:30 PM 01:40 PM

Consumerism: A Revolution, or Going Around in Circles?

01:40 PM 02:40 PM

NR Naveen Rao, MHS

Closing, Announce 2020 Convention

02:40 PM 02:55 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Presenters

BA

Bonnie Aguda, MM

Senior Manager, Grants and Sponsored Programs
AHIMA Foundation

10 June

MA

Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIA, FAHIMA

President 2018-2019
CHIA Board of Directors

10 June

11 June

NA

Nancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS

Director, Coding Compliance
Kaiser Permanente, National Compliance, Ethics & Integrity Office

10 June

NA

Nancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS

President 2019-2020
CHIA Board of Directors
GA

Guadalupe Avila

Manager, Release of Information
Maxim Health Information Services

10 June

AB

Arlene Baril, MHA, RHIA, CHC

Executive Director, Facility Coding & Audit Services TES, Coding Operations
Change Healthcare

10 June

MB

Marty Beckman, MA, RHIT, CCS

Inpatient Coding Auditor
UCLA Health System

12 June

JB

Jacqueline Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CFE, CHC, CPC

CEO
Jacqueline Bloink, LLC

11 June

RB

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB

Vice President, Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy
MRO Corporation

12 June

KB

Kamar Braish, MS, RHIA

Director, HIM
Children Hospital Of Orange County

10 June

DB

Dana Brown, MBA, RHIA, CHC

President
Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc.

12 June

CB

Cathy Brownfield, MSHI, RHIA, CCS

Chief Operating Officer
TrustHCS

12 June

GB

Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

HIM Coding Professional and Consultant

09 June

12 June

MC

Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA

Past President 2004-2005
CHIA Board of Directors

10 June

MD

Marisol Davis, RHIA

Assistant Manager, Release of Information
Maxim Health Information Services

10 June

KD

Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Manager, HIM Consulting Services
United Audit Solutions, Inc.

08 June

09 June

SF

Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA

Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Academic Affairs
University of Texas, School of Biomedical Informatics

08 June

JF

John Folger, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

Senior Consultant
Wipfli LLP

10 June

KG

Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FHIMA

President
Kathy Giannangelo Consulting, LLC

12 June

NG

Naveen Goel, MD

Medical Director; Founder & CEO
American Access Care of Florida; HealthKOS

11 June

LG

Louis Grujanac, DO

Chief Medical Director
Accuity Delivery Systems, LLC

12 June

VH

Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

Founder
Integrity Coding Solutions

09 June

MH

Mengistu Hika, MHIS, RHIA, CDIP, CHP

Chief Health Information Officer
San Diego County Sheriff's Department

10 June

JH

Judy Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

Quality Director, HIMS
Wipfli LLP

10 June

CH

Cathy Huyghe, CPC

Senior Consultant
Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Inc.

09 June

HJ

Holly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA

Assistant Professor
San Diego Mesa College

12 June

CJ

Caleb Jesudasson, RHIA

Coding Manager
Kaiser Permanente

12 June

SK

Seth Jeremy Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

Second-Year Director
AHIMA Board of Directors

11 June

AK

Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA

CEO
Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management

11 June

DK

Deanna Klure, RHIT, CDIP, CCS

Director, Coding Education, Nosology, CAC & CDI Business System Applications
Kaiser Permanente

12 June

CK

Christopher Krawczyk, PhD

Chief Analytics Officer
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

11 June

SL

Starla Ledbetter, MHSA, RHIA, PMP

Chief Data Officer
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

11 June

NL

Nhan Ly

Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

12 June

JM

Jeff Majchrzak, CIRCC, RCC

Vice President, Radiology and Cardiology Consulting Services
Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Inc.

09 June

DM

Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM

General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer
Ciitizen Corporation

10 June

KM

Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

Managing Director
CompliancePro Solutions

08 June

MM

Melissa McLeod-Seyfert, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

Senior Director, Consulting
Peak Health Solutions, Inc.

11 June

MM

Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA, CRCR

Director, HIM and Clinical Documentation & Coding Improvement
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

11 June

MM

Melanie Meyer, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ

Performance Improvement Leader
EVOSCALE, LLC

12 June

TM

Tracy Miller

Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker

12 June

MN

Molly Neal, CCS

Regional Hospital Coding Operations Manager
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

12 June

JO

Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-BC, CDIP, CCS-P, CRC, FAANP

Specialty Nurse Practitioner
St. Joseph Heritage Health

09 June

AP

Adriana Preciado, RHIA

Assistant Director, HIMS
UCLA Health System

10 June

10 June

DP

Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

President
Primeau Consulting Group, Inc.

12 June

LR

Linda Rader, RHIT

HIM Operations Manager
Children Hospital Of Orange County

10 June

NR

Naveen Rao, MHS

Managing Partner
Patchwise Labs

12 June

AR

Autumn Reiter, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS

Director, CDI Staffing Services
TrustHCS

11 June

JR

John Rekart, PhD

Chief Psychologist, Quality Management and Informatics
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

12 June

CR

Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA

Associate Professor
San Diego Mesa College

12 June

AR

Anne Robertucci, MS, RHIA

Director, Strategic Product Management
Optum360, LLC

11 June

RR

Rebekah Rushton, RHIT, CHC, CHPC

Facility Compliance Professional
Dignity Health

12 June

KR

Ken Rutkowski

Tech and Business Futurist, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Super Connector

10 June

NS

Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS

Director, Coding Quality and Professional Development
TrustHCS

11 June

PS

Patty Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Senior Vice President, Life Sciences
Ciox Health

12 June

PS

Patricia Small, RHIT, CCS

Instructor, Health Informatics and Information Management
Loma Linda University Allied Health Professions

10 June

KS

Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Assistant Professor
University of Texas, School of Biomedical Informatics

08 June

MS

Madhulika Subherwal, MHA, MBBS, CCDS

Manager, CDI
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

11 June

CZ

Connie L. Zeller, CPC, CCS-P

Owner
Zeller Consulting & Compliance

11 June

WZ

Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC

HIT Faculty and Program Director
City College of San Francisco

08 June

Healthcare Cost Solutions

Gold

Diversified Medical Records Services

Gold

Iron Mountain, Inc.

Silver

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Silver

Integrity Document Solutions, Inc.

Bronze

3M Health Information Systems

Academics

AE & Associates, LLC

Arctrieval, Inc.

Artifact Health

Aviacode, Inc.

Besler

BMI Imaging System

Caban Resources, LLC

Cardone Record Services, Inc.

Change Healthcare

ChartFast

Diversified Medical Records Services, Inc.

Dolbey

EDCO Health Information Solutions

Exela Technologies

GeBBS Healthcare Solutions

GRM Document Management

Healthcare Cost Solutions, Inc.

Healthcare Resource Group, Inc.

Health Information Associates, Inc.

himagine solutions, inc

Integrity Document Solutions, Inc.

Iron Mountain

Just Associates, Inc.

KIWI-TEK, LLC

Loma Linda University

M*Modal

Medarcus LLC

MiraMed On Call

Moxe Health

MRO

Panacea, A Career Step Company, LLC

Past Presidents Information Hub

Peak Health Solutions, LLC

Perry Johnson & Associates, Inc

Pickerson Solutions, LLC

Primeau Consulting Group, Inc.

QuadraMed Corporation

Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc.

Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc. (RMC) has taken pride in offering the highest quality coding, consulting and compliance services to our clients, nationwide, since 1994. Our passion for superior customer service, paired with our coding compliance expertise, enables RMC to assist our clients in meeting and exceeding their goals.

Sharecare, Inc.

The College of St. Scholastica

TrustHCS

United Audit Systems, Inc.

University of San Diego

UTHealth-School of Biomedical Informatics

Wipfli LLP

Registration

Tutorial Registration

07:30 AM 09:00 AM

Meal

Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:00 AM

Pre-Convention Tutorial

RHIA/RHIT Exam Prep

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Speakers

Pre-Convention Tutorial

CHPS Exam Prep and HIPAA Best Practices

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

Learn the full scope of the HIPAA privacy, breach notification, and security rules. Designed to prepare attendees to take the Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) examination, this tutorial will benefit those wishing to increase their understanding of HIPAA. Utilizing the CHIA HIPAA Operations Guide, the presentation will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the wide selection of topics that make up HIPAA rules.

Speakers

Pre-Convention Tutorial

SQL for the Absolute Beginner

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

Leave this tutorial with the skills necessary to extract data from a relational database. Attendees will learn structured query language (SQL), the language that allows users to interact with databases commonly used in many health information systems, including most electronic health record systems. This hands-on workshop will require participants to install Oracle Virtual Box, and will provide a virtual machine with MySQL pre-installed, including a simple database with synthetic records. Didactic lectures will explain concepts that are reinforced by hands-on activities.

Attendee must bring a fully charged Windows or Mac laptop with at least 10 GB of free disk space and must download the necessary software in advance of tutorial. Email will be sent 1-week prior with a website for downloading the required virtual machine file (approx 4.5 GB). Tutorial presenters will guide attendees through the installation process in the first half-hour of the tutorial. Power plugs will be limited, and Internet access will not be provided or needed. Limited to 30 participants.

Speakers

Pre-Convention Tutorial

CCS Exam Prep

08:30 AM 04:00 PM

Continue your professional growth and enhance your career with a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. This interactive examination preparation course will include a review of the test components and requirements. Plenty of hands-on practice in coding exam-related questions will help attendees validate their coding skills and prepare for successful completion of the CCS exam.

Attendee must bring the following three (3) codebooks: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT-4. Codebooks will not be provided, and tutorial content is ineffective without the required codebooks.

Speakers

Exhibitor/Vendor

Exhibit Setup

07:00 AM 05:00 PM

Registration

Tutorial Registration

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Meal

Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Pre-Convention Tutorial

Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding Hot Topics

08:30 AM 11:30 AM

Distill confusing concepts of interventional radiology coding into easy to understand terms during this interactive tutorial. Core rules and concepts, recent coding changes, and problematic areas observed in specialized interventional radiology and cardiology auditing and education teams will be highlighted.

Attendee must bring a CPT Codebook.

Speakers

Pre-Convention Tutorial

Coding Audits: Old and New Targets and Processes

08:30 AM 11:30 AM

Coding audits are a specific function and process that aid in validating the accuracy of clinical coding and the documentation to support the code(s). Whether inpatient, outpatient or physician’s office, the health care industry continues to be under compliance and regulatory scrutiny. This tutorial will provide participants with the tools necessary to conduct effective coding audits. An understanding of the rationale, goals, and processes, a focus on inpatient and outpatient coding audit targets, and how to best address compliance concerns in these areas will be addressed.

Speakers

Pre-Convention Tutorial

CHIA Student Academy

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

This complimentary interactive session provides an opportunity to learn more about careers in health information. Network and build long-lasting professional connections with student members, peers and mentors.
Pre-Convention Tutorial

CDIP Exam Prep

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Prepare to take the Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) examination. This session includes test taking strategies, a review of the six domains, and tools to achieve success. Learn CDIP practices and apply the didactic content during this interactive group setting. Explore CDIP principles and write a compliant provider query, apply data collection methodologies, and demonstrate effective provider/coding professional communication techniques.

Attendees are recommended to bring 2019 ICD-10-CM codebooks (optional)

Speakers

Registration

Tutorial Registration

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Registration

Pre-Registration Pickup

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Pre-registered attendees may pickup materials.
Exhibitor/Vendor
Registration

Exhibitor Registration

12:00 PM 07:00 PM

Special Event

CHIA House of Delegates

12:45 PM 05:30 PM

CHIA members are invited to participate in this annual business meeting where delegates, representing HIM professionals throughout the state, provide strategic input into governing the HIM profession for CHIA and the health information community at large.
Pre-Convention Tutorial

CCA Exam Prep

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential offers the opportunity to validate coding knowledge and skills and continue professional growth. This interactive examination preparation course will review the test components, structure, and requirements. Plenty of practice on coding-related exam questions will sharpen attendee knowledge.

Attendee must bring the following three (3) codebooks: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT-4. Codebooks will not be provided and tutorial content is ineffective without the required codebooks.

Speakers

Exhibitor/Vendor

Pre-show Exhibitor Meeting

05:00 PM 05:45 PM

Registration

Convention Registration

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Special Event

Welcome Reception

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Kick-off the convention and join HIM Collegues and Exhibitors to network and mingle during this opening event. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. No host bar
Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Special Event

Silent Auction

06:00 PM 07:30 PM

Join in on the fun and excitement of this annual event that can be anything but silent. All proceeds will benefit the CHIA Scholarship Fund. Auction open during Exhibit Hall hours; closes on Tuesday at 1:30pm.
Exhibitor/Vendor
Registration

Convention & Exhibitor Registration

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Meal

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

General Session

Welcome & CHIA Recognition Awards Ceremony

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Speakers

General Session
Keynote

Keynote: The Power of We, The Rise of Collaborative Leadership

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Speakers

Break

Break

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

General Session

Reshaping Health Care: Patients as the HIE of One

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

HIM professionals have facilitated the right of individuals to obtain copies of their protected health information (PHI), but new federal initiatives are pushing for individuals, and apps acting on their behalf, to get PHI directly through electronic record interfaces. HIPAA privacy rule changes could also be on the horizon. Learn what these changes could mean for the role of HIM professionals in helping patients to become the health information exchange (HIE) of one, and hear about relevant aspects of new federal proposed initiatives.

Speakers

General Session

First Timers Orientation

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

The CHIA Convention & Exhibit can be an overwhelming experience for first time attendees and students. Learn how to navigate through educational sessions, the Exhibit Hall, network with others, earn continuing education units, attend social activities, and everything in between.

Speakers

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 PM 03:00 PM

Special Event

Silent Auction

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Join in on the fun and excitement of this annual event that can be anything but silent. All proceeds will benefit the CHIA Scholarship Fund. Auction open during Exhibit Hall hours; closes on Tuesday at 1:30pm.
Meal

Cash Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Special Event

CLA Leadership Luncheon

12:15 PM 01:45 PM

This important orientation is for all incoming CLA Board members. By invitation only.
Industry Innovations
Track 1: Release of Information/Patient Access

Best Practices to Leverage Technology to Improve ROI

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Leverage technology to meet the changing needs of the community served and prevent service gaps in release of information (ROI) practices. Attendees will learn about changes in the legal, cultural and technological environment for ROI. Consider lessons learned, understand how to avoid pitfalls in the new landscape, and discover technology solutions to improve ROI workflow processes.
Industry Innovations
Track 2: Evolving Topics

Provider-Vendor Relations in a Global Market

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

With the increasing use of global resources that have the potential advantages of lower cost and 24/7 capability, this presentation will demonstrate how to innovatively engage with global resources from implementation to management. Learn what it takes to successfully blend global resources and domestic management. Understand scalability and reporting capabilities needed to ensure reliability and growth.
Industry Innovations
Track 3: Organizational Leadership and Management

To be announced

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Track 4: Compliance

Creating a Coding Compliance Plan: What's the Risk?

02:05 PM 03:00 PM

A coding compliance plan is integral to a successful and robust compliance program for health care organizations. Learn the key components and practical steps for developing your own coding compliance plan.

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Industry Innovations
Track 1: Release of Information/Patient Access

Treating Patients as Consumers

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Release of information practice is being handled the same way today as it was back in the 1970’s. Technology has improved over the decades, but organizations continue to mail or fax paper documents to requesters. By innovating and incorporating new technology as it develops and treating customers as consumers who are not restricted to set hours or locations, organizations will succeed. Panelists will describe how to treat patients as the consumers they are.
Industry Innovations
Track 2: Evolving Topics

MPI Integrity and Data Clean-up

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Learn from a firm specializing in master patient index (MPI) integrity and duplicate patient record clean-up. The innovative system SurePatientTM will be presented, along with recommendations and best practices for MPI clean-up, data quality and integrity, and the impact of duplicate medical records to the health care organization.
Industry Innovations
Track 3: Organizational Leadership and Management

To be announced

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Track 1: Release of Information/Patient Access

Dealing with the Challenges of Patient Amendment Requests

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Patient amendment requests are increasing, and many patients are not satisfied with the outcome of their requests. Explore how one organization tackles the challenges encountered when assisting patients with amendment requests, patient’s right to access, HIM workflow processes when receiving requests, crafting a notice letter abiding by regulatory requirements, and responding to patients in a timely manner.

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Track 2: Evolving Topics

California Telehealth: Are We There Yet?

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

This presentation will cover a brief history of telehealth in California and discuss current and future applications.

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Track 3: Organizational Leadership and Management

What HIM Professionals Do in Correctional Facilities

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Explore the challenges of health care management in correctional facilities. Understand what treatments take place when in custody. Learn about patient care after release from jail systems and the impact to the public.

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Track 4: Compliance

CMS Internet, the RAC, and Coding Manuals

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Review guidance and rules from the Internet-only Manuals (IOM) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This session will describe each IOM, including guidance on billing and coding. Attendees will learn about the Office of Inspector General’s direction using the guidance from these manuals. Included will be recommendations on internal services auditing and its impact on billing and coding for all payers.

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Track 1: Release of Information/Patient Access

ROI Experiences for Minors, Deceased Patients and Incapacitated Adults

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Join a candid conversation in release of information (ROI) for minors, deceased patients and incapacitated adults. Panelists will describe their organizations’ challenges, processes, and changes made to HIM workflows. Patient scenarios will be addressed; such as a mother requesting records for her adolescent child via patient portal, or how to handle situations when there is no advance directive and family members are requesting records for a deceased or incapacitated patient.

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Track 2: Evolving Topics

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Explore one organization’s journey of merging nine new primary care clinics into an expanding health system. Presenters will describe their entire process of establishing the integration process; including scanning, data integration, forms management and standardization, master patient index clean-up, establishing new processes, and solidifying workflows.

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Track 3: Organizational Leadership and Management

HIM Workforce Issues and Apprenticeship Solutions

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Workforce issues face HIM departments and professionals today. Employers need skilled, reliable, and preferably experienced workers. HIM professionals desire secure, rewarding and interesting positions that offer a progressive career pathway. Learn about AHIMA Foundation’s “Managing the Talent Pipeline” apprenticeship program that offers solutions to many of the issues surrounding workforce readiness: education, technology, compensation, competition, outsourcing , off-shoring, and more.

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Track 4: Compliance

Welcome to the Alphabet Soup of OIG, MACS, UPICS, and RACS

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Designed to communicate information about clinical documentation, coding, and compliance in an educational format and manner, attendees will learn to apply best practice solutions and achieve results for their facility. Individuals responsible for coding, billing, revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement, and compliance will benefit from this presentation.

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Exhibitor/Vendor
Registration

Convention & Exhibitor Registration

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Meal

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Exhibit Hall
Special Event

Job Fair in the Exhibit Hall

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Your future is calling. Dust off your resume, prepare your cover letter, and meet with organizations looking for you! With the variety of HIM roles to be filled. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with potential employers by visiting with participating Exhibitors.
General Session

Welcome & Announcements

09:00 AM 09:05 AM

General Session

Driving Workforce Readiness to Include a Consumer Focus

09:05 AM 10:05 AM

Digitally literate consumers are driving health care. The workforce must be ready to meet the needs of savvy consumers who believe access and control of health care data should be an integral part of the health care experience. Will your organization be ready to address the information needs of future consumers?

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Exhibitor/Vendor

Post-show Exhibitor Meeting

09:15 AM 10:00 AM

General Session

AHIMA Update: Bridging to Our Future

10:05 AM 11:00 AM

Learn about AHIMA’s multi-year transformation to renewal and innovation. Partner with us as we set the stage for this exciting opportunity and discover how this will help you obtain your professional goals.

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Break

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

General Session

CHIA Academic Awards Ceremony and President’s Message

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

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Special Event

Silent Auction

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Join in on the fun and excitement of this annual event that can be anything but silent. All proceeds will benefit the CHIA Scholarship Fund. Auction open during Exhibit Hall hours; closes on Tuesday at 1:30pm.
Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Meal

Cash Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Exhibitor/Vendor

Exhibits Strike

02:00 PM 06:00 PM

Industry Innovations
Track 1: Risk Evaluation/Value-Based Care

CDI Across the Continuum of Care

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

3M is committed to helping organizations navigate the transition from volume to value. 3M’s approach provides clinical document improvement (CDI) across the continuum of care to help organizations compliantly document and code patients’ chronic conditions. 3M’s 360 Encompass™ system serves as the software solution for customers needing hierarchical condition category coding management and outpatient CDI workflows.
Industry Innovations
Track 2: Clinical Documentation Improvement

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for CDI, Coding and Quality

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly vital role in health care and will continue to dramatically influence clinical documentation improvement, quality scores and reimbursement. Explore some of the ways AI is being infused into daily work flow, allowing organizations to improve documentation at the point of capture, while also prioritizing the review of cases based on target conditions, hospital acquired conditions, severity of illness/risk of mortality, and much more.
Industry Innovations
Track 3: Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Revenue Integrity in Today's Environment

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

In today’s health care environment, a revenue integrity program is vital to a provider’s success. Adherence to policies and procedures, specifically in the middle of a hospitals revenue cycle, can make the difference in preventing gross revenue leakage and accurate reimbursement. This presentation focuses on reducing revenue loss and payment denials.
Track 4: Consumer Engagement

The Medical Coding Professional as a Patient Advocate

02:05 PM 03:00 PM

Medical coding professionals may not realize how valuable their skillset is in educating patients about their benefits. This session will highlight best practices in assisting patients to understand their explain of benefits, the disadvantages of paying for services before the carrier has paid their portion, and the nuances of preferred providers, write offs, and contracted amounts. Attendees will be empowered to become informed patient advocates.

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Industry Innovations
Track 1: Risk Evaluation/Value-Based Care

Why Payers Are Asking You for More Charts

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Does It Feel Like Your Payer Is Asking You for More Charts? They are, and here's why. Payers have always needed charts for audits, but the growing importance of quality and risk-based revenue is leading to substantial increases in the clinical data that they are asking for. Learn about why payers are asking for more clinical information and discover where the trend is headed.
Industry Innovations
Track 2: Clinical Documentation Improvement

To be announced

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Industry Innovations
Track 3: Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Driving Focused Physician Audits and Education Using Predicative Analytics

02:35 PM 03:05 PM

Learn a new holistic approach to physician auditing using technology, expertise, and education. With the predictive analyzer tool, identify incidents and patterns of potential billing and coding as well as opportunities where under-coding of services may be taking place. The results will drive meaningful focused audits and provider specific education.
Track 1: Risk Evaluation/Value-Based Care

It’s Time for Transformation: Risk Adjustment and its Impacts to CDI and Coding Operations

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Review the different aspects of risk adjustment and how clinical document improvement (CDI) and coding programs can successfully prepare for the transition into a value-based payment world. Understand the organizational impact in relation to quality metrics and beyond. Learn about the many different aspects of risk adjustment in the acute care environment and which areas to focus on to ensure your organization is prepared. Technology that can drive your CDI program into this new era of health care will be discussed.

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Track 2: Clinical Documentation Improvement

Expanding to an All-Payer CDI Program Reaps Significant Rewards: The Journey of One Health System

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Review the evolution of the clinical documentation improvement (CDI) workflow to accommodate the all-payer program and the need for additional staff to ensure success. Hear about one health system’s journey of how each new team member impacted the overall success of the project and how adding quotas and goals for the up-front admissions review team served as a valuable tool in the next step of the program towards ongoing CDI assessments.

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Track 3: Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Five Steps to Avoid Penalties and Ensure Proper Reimbursement with Quality Documentation

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Review the current state of over/under coding and inappropriate documentation practices from several real-word examples and understand why significant fines and penalties were applied. Learn clinical document improvement (CDI) practices that equip coding professionals and CDI staff to recognize patterns to avoid. Identify five steps to avoid penalties, reduce compliance risk, and address patterns of inappropriate behavior with the specific instructions to correct the inconsistencies. Understand long-term documentation challenges and discover educational opportunities for the CDI and coding professional care teams.

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Track 4: Consumer Engagement

OSHPD: California’s Health Data Wellspring

03:10 PM 04:05 PM

Join the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in an informative discussion of new data initiatives taking shape in 2019. An update will be given on the Cost Transparency Rx Program (CTRx), including the reporting of prescription drug pricing and the status of the new Health Care Cost Transparency Database, California’s new all payer claims database initiative. Learn about OSHPD’s new outreach and engagement team, including innovative products and data visualizations. Come join the discussion on the future of California’s dynamic health data!

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Track 1: Risk Evaluation/Value-Based Care

HCC Nuts and Bolts: Building the Coding Toolkit

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Decipher the rules and regulations of risk-adjusted coding from the coding professional’s perspective. Topics covered will include risk values and how they work, documentation rules for hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding, HCC pitfalls, and challenges faced with this reimbursement methodology.

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Track 2: Clinical Documentation Improvement

The Re-booting (and Re-vamping) of a CDI Program

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Is your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program not living up to expectations? Does the program lack physician engagement or support from senior leadership? Learn how an organization’s flailing CDI program was turned around and won the support of the physicians and leadership alike.

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Track 3: Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Forensic Medical Coding and Billing

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

Learn how to review the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 1500 claim form to analyze potential fraud activity and follow CMS and Office of Inspector General guidelines. Explore interesting case scenarios and discover how to view the CMS 1500 form from a different perspective.

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Track 4: Consumer Engagement

Mobile Health for Improving Patient Retention, Loyalty and Outcomes in a Siri and Alexa World

04:10 PM 05:05 PM

The on-demand experience is becoming more the rule not the exception, and patients are expecting providers and marketers to use the latest health engagement tools that easily integrate into their devices and life style. This presentation will show how to provide convenient, personalized care that meets the technological expectations of today’s patient.

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Special Event

CHIA Celebration Party

06:30 PM 09:30 PM

Join HIM colleagues to celebrate CHIA's 70th anniversary! Don't miss all the fun and excitement celebrating CHIA, CHIA members, and volunteers. .

This dinner and dancing event is by ticket only. Ticket included with full registration. Guest tickets are available for purchase until Monday at 6:00 pm or until sold out.
Registration

Convention Registration

07:00 AM 11:30 AM

Meal

Continental Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Track 1: Privacy, Security and Disaster Response

Best Practices in Privacy Incident Response

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

Learn best practices for incident response, such as how to assemble the right team and develop a sophisticated response plan. Review key critical steps for the first 24-hours following a breach and the proper communications strategies for patient notification. Discover ways to stay ahead of the curve through privacy dashboards and analytics. Every privacy incident yields valuable data that can be analyzed to improve compliance, enhance operational processes and resolve breach issues, from large privacy events to smaller incidents, which are now being review with a watchful eye by the Office of Civil Rights.

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Track 2: Coding Practice

Inpatient Coder Cautions: Digging Deep and Denials

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

Gain greater understanding and confidence in important HIM areas, such as coding problematic/high risk cases; clinical criteria for top diagnoses; and what to do when indicators are absent. Learn tips on denials management and what alternatives are available.

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Track 3: Organizational Leadership and Management

HIM Leadership in Times of Ethical Challenge and Change

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

Understanding what "leadership" is and how ethics is incorporated into our actions during times of change can be extremely challenging. Individual values are an important consideration when defining leadership. Learn how to identify your values through audience participation, and discover key leadership traits and how they blend with ethics and ethical actions.

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Track 4: Information Governance, Informatics and Data Analytics

Population Health Management and How it is Changing Health Informatics

08:00 AM 08:55 AM

Managing population health has become a priority as the industry shifts toward value-based care. This presentation will provide an overview of population health management and how health informatics is used. Recent research will be shared regarding the qualifications required for population health management positions, including opportunities for HIM professionals.

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Track 1: Privacy, Security and Disaster Response

To be announced

09:00 AM 09:55 AM

Track 2: Coding Practice

A Team Approach: The Chaos of Proper Documentation

09:00 AM