AHIMA is excited to welcome you to Chicago, AHIMA’s hometown, for the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, taking place September 14-18. You’re bound to be busy while you’re here, but we hope you find some time to explore our city before you go. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see in Chicago to get you started.
The AHIMA19 Health Data and Information Conference aims to enlighten and empower attendees with several new offerings, from an education track focused on topics in innovation to the inaugural Pitch Competition. The top five semi-finalists will present creative ideas and solutions aimed at improving the connections between people, systems, and ideas to transform health and healthcare on Monday, September 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Pitch Arena inside the AHIMA19 exhibit hall.
The impact of the opioid crisis is felt in each and every part of the healthcare system. To help continue the battle against this national epidemic, coding and documentation professionals were given more tools to fight the opioid crisis with ICD-10-CM and subsequent code updates.
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, undeniably, make a difference every day in their facilities by ensuring that a patient’s care is expertly reflected in their chart. But CDI professionals can extend their influence even further by advocating for their facilities and patients at the state and federal legislative and regulatory levels, according to Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president, policy and government affairs, at AHIMA.
Want to energize a room full of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists? Try poking holes in physician documentation on a complex Medicare Advantage patient.
At AHIMA’s two-day CDI Summit, July 14-15 in Chicago, during the Sunday session “Navigating Public Quality Report Cards,” Kristen Geissler, MS, PT, CPHQ, of the Berkeley Research Group, broke down the differences between healthcare quality report cards, how CDI can impact specific report card quality measures, and the factors that can help put the report card in context for stakeholders.