1.0 CEsLive Sessions
12.0 CEsOn-Demand Sessions
13.0 CEsTotal

A Health Systems Journey to Interoperability and Information Blocking Compliance

Attendees analyze the 14-hospital health system’s journey starting with three important first steps: building a requirements checklist, conducting a gap analysis, and achieving compliance. Speakers explore documentation requirements to uphold a successful compliance plan and how to apply the appropriate exception criteria to the information-blocking rule. Violations will occur if documentation shows that access was prohibited and good faith efforts to make requested electronic health information available were not taken.

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

Alaska POLST (Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)

Alaska recently passed legislation (2021) and implemented and launched (2022) a POLST (Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) order set, which will replace Comfort One and MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment).

Ms. Bigelow will give a brief history on Advance Directives and POLST legislation in Alaska.

Participants will learn about the new POLST in Alaska and how it relates to the facilities that HIM professionals serve.

  1. Understand Advance Directive as opposed to orders for care.
  2. Understand the idea of a statutory form versus a statement of wishes.
  3. Understand archiving and honoring the patient/resident/ and/or person POLST and a facility’s obligations.

1.0 hrs   Clinical Foundations   

Coding Career Prep: From First Job to Career Success

Ready to start or re-start your career, but feeling overwhelmed or just need a push to get started?

With the right tips and techniques, you can become a master of sharing your value with potential employers. We will dive into creating a strategy for your job search, enhancing your resume and LinkedIn profile, how to leverage job sites to uncover more positions, present yourself effectively at interviews, and more…all to land the right job for you!

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

CSA Excellence Series – Professional Ethics in Health Information Management

AHIMA members, credential holders, and students are required to abide by the principles set forth in the AHIMA Code of Ethics. This presentation:

  • Orients attendees to the thirteen ethics principles and guidelines to better navigate ethical situations you may encounter;
  • Illustrates how to incorporate ethics into your HIM practice through case studies; and
  • Outlines the Ethics self-assessment; and
  • Describes the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding and Ethical Standards for Clinical Documentation Integrity Professionals.

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

Current Workforce Demands for Health Information Management Professional

This study’s objective was to identify the prevalence of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) career map jobs and determine which job categories, degrees, and skills are associated with higher pay. We extracted data from SimplyHired from December 2018 to December 2019. We retrieved 12,688 career posts. We found differences in average salary by career category. These results can help employees, academics, and industry leaders understand the health informatics and information management (HIM) workforce landscape.

0.5 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

Data Governance Wins You Can Make Right Now

You may already be a Data Steward, even if your organization doesn’t have a formal Data governance program in place. We’ll discuss four ways to put structure around current data practices:

  • Build a Business Glossary
  • Create a Data Map (and keep it updated!)
  • Catalog Every Report
  • Survey Your Users

Includes case studies from healthcare, action plan and resources.

After viewing this session, participants will:

  • Understand how healthcare data is a strategic asset that requires consistent management
  • Acquire a foundational knowledge of important data governance tools (data glossary, data map, report catalog, user survey)
  • Identify and be empowered to take incremental steps towards improved data management in their healthcare organization
  • Be familiar with a set of practical data governance resources to use for further research, study, and action

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   


The World Health Assembly approved a resolution to adopt the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision, (ICD-11) on May 25, 2019. It will go into effect as the new international standard on January 1, 2022. This workshop will introduce the ICD-11 Foundation, as designed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (MMS) linearization, including the WHO coding guidance. The session will include various examples of classifying conditions using the WHO coding tool and browser and provide feedback on various aspects of using ICD-11 MMS in its native form.

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

Lessons Learned from COVID

The COVID19 pandemic has upended all of our lives and changed the trajectory of everything in its wake. Whatever the goals and strategic plans were for the 2020’s has been thrown out the window and a new playbook is needed, one that builds off of the work that was done for hospitals to survive the worst parts of the pandemic, and what new technologies and aims are in store for HIM.

1.0 hrs   Clinical Foundations   

Mobile Health Apps: What Patients Need to Know

The proliferation of health apps will continue to increase in the future and knowing how this impacts our health information profession is extremely important. Learn what your patients need to know about healthcare apps, how the laws and regulations impact what you can and can’t provide, and how developing policies and procedures will be important in ensuring you are compliant.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

Pivot Tables

Learn how to use the pivot table tool in Microsoft Excel to help analyze your data. In this presentation, we will look at how pivot tables can help summarize data and demonstrate tasks such as creating a simple pivot table, fixing a pivot table that isn’t working as expected, and changing the pivot table layout and formatting.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

Population Health

This presentation will describe the use of consumer-facing clinical standards in a mobile-optimized web-based application for capturing whole-person health including the social/behavioral determinants of health and resilience. Research and practice examples for various populations will be examined, and policy implications will be shared.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

Price Transparency

Price transparency is here to stay and CMS is actively auditing hospitals. Are you in compliance with the requirements? We will talk about how to ensure compliance with Machine Readable File and Shoppable Services Requirements. We will also discuss you can take what you have learned and how can you take this data and incorporate an overall pricing strategy for your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn what is required to be compliant with the price transparency rule
  2. Understand the noncompliance implications
  3. Best practices in using this data and incorporating into an organizations pricing strategy

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

Revenue Cycle Denial Trends: Identifying Risks

Claims denials are on the rise. A 2020 survey by the American Hospital Association found that 89 percent of respondents experienced an increase in payment denials over the past three years, with 51 percent considering the increase “significant.” In this session, we will look at third-party denial flags and examine related issues above and beyond widely publicized edits to gain a deeper understanding into the root causes of these denials—knowledge that can be leveraged to design and implement a roadmap for their elimination from the revenue cycle before they can negatively impact revenue integrity.

0.5 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

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