AHA Coding Clinic

Current Webinars

2019 Webinar schedule will be posted soon.


Previous Webinars Available for On Demand Viewing.

FY 2019 Updates Part 2: ICD-10-PCS Codes and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
Presented on: September 14, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speakers: Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA - Director, Coding & Classification, American Hospital Association and Anita Rapier, RHIA, CCS - Senior Coding Consultant, American Hospital Association

Obtain knowledge of the FY 2019 Updates to the ICD-10-PCS codes and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Learn about:

  • ICD-10-PCS Guideline changes
  • Highlights of key code changes, such as
    • Percutaneous Aspiration Biopsies And Brush Biopsies
    • New Qualifiers for Bypass Procedures
    • Added and Revised Device Values Such As For Joint Fusions, Spacers For Hip And Knee Joints, and Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty
    • Endovascular Thrombectomy with Stent Retriever
    • Percutaneous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • New Therapeutic Substances

Webinar Cost: $20/person

We can only accept credit card payments and no refunds will be processed.

CEU Information:

1 hour AAPC
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS for continuing education units.

1 hour AHIMA
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

There is no dial-in number for this webinar, laptop/computer speakers will be needed to listen.

Register to watch on-demand today!


FY 2019 Updates Part 1: ICD-10-CM Codes and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
Presented on: September 13, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speakers: Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA - Director, Coding & Classification, American Hospital Association and Anita Rapier, RHIA, CCS - Senior Coding Consultant, American Hospital Association

Obtain knowledge of the FY 2019 Updates to the ICD-10-CM codes and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.  Learn about:

  • ICD-10-CM Guideline changes
  • Highlights of key code changes, such as:
    • Postpartum Depression and Puerperal Psychosis
    • Factitious Disorder
    • Expansion of Codes for Eye/Eyelid Conditions
    • Lacunar Infarctions
    • Expansion of Codes for Acute Appendicitis
    • Surgical Wound Infections
    • Forced Labor and Sexual Exploitation

Webinar Cost: $20/person

We can only accept credit card payments and no refunds will be processed.

CEU Information:

1 hour AAPC
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS for continuing education units.

1 hour AHIMA
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

There is no dial-in number for this webinar, laptop/computer speakers will be needed to listen.

Register to watch on-demand today!

 


CDI: Managing the Shift of the Industry
Presented on: June 5, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Shimeka Johnson, MSHCM, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CDIP, CPB, CPCO, CPC-P, CPMA, CPPM, CRCR

During this 60-minute live webinar (with Q & A), speaker Shimeka Johnson will discuss clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and how to manage the shift in the industry to ensure improved patient outcomes, data quality and accurate reimbursement.

 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes in the workflow  
  • Understand various key quality focused concerns such as PSI, HACs, ROM and more  
  • Enhance provider communications, the query process  
  • Develop metrics that query both the financial and clinical impact of CDI and track the response rate, productivity and coverage  
  • Understand health care fraud and ethical standards from unbundling, upcoding to standards of ethical coding

Webinar Length: 1 hour
Webinar Cost: $20/person

We can only accept credit card payments and no refunds will be processed.

CEU Information:

1 hour AAPC
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS for continuing education units.

1 hour AHIMA
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Register to watch on-demand today!

 


Physician Querying . . . Being Successful and Compliant
Presented on: March 20, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

During this 60-minute live webinar (with Q & A), speaker Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS will provide detailed information on ethical coding principles and how to apply such principles to daily work.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

• Review industry Query Guidance
• Understand key Compliance risks and vulnerabilities
• Enhance knowledge of key AHA Coding Clinic advice
• Learn Physician Query improvements for success and being compliant

Webinar Cost:
$20/person

We can only accept credit card payments and no refunds will be processed.

CEU Information:
1 hour AHIMA
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

1 Hour AAPC
(Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS for continuing education units.)

 

Register to watch on-demand today!


Ethical Coding....And Being Compliant

Presented on: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Duration:
1 hour
Speaker:
Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

Ethical coding is not only morally sound, but helps to ensure state and federal law compliance and reduce risk for audit.
During this 60-minute webinar, speaker Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS will provide detailed information on ethical coding principles and how to apply such principles to daily work.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Provide information regarding key Risk Areas, FCA, Rebilling Regulations and Compliance
  • Review the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding principles
  • Understand and Learn the key best practices of coding compliance for HIM Coding professionals
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and the linkage to compliance

Webinar Cost*: $20/person

*Please note – we can only accept credit card payments and no refunds will be processed.

**Not available for CEUs**

Click to watch on-demand.



FY 2018 Updates Part 1: ICD-10-CM Codes and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

Presented on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Duration:
1 hour
Speakers
:
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA

Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Managing Editor, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Obtain knowledge of the FY 2018 Updates to the ICD-10-CM codes and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Learn about:

  • ICD-10-CM Guideline changes
  • Highlights of key code changes, such as:
    • Types of acute myocardial infarction
    • Substance-related disorders in remission
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Non-pressure chronic ulcers
    • Pediatric Glasgow scale
    • Newborn observation

**Not available for CEUs**


FY 2018 Updates Part 2: ICD-10-PCS Codes and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

Presented on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Duration:
1 hour
Speakers
:
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA

Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Managing Editor, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Obtain knowledge of the FY 2018 Updates to the ICD-10-PCS codes and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Learn about:

  • ICD-10-PCS Guideline changes
  • Highlights of key code changes, such as:
    • Extraction procedures – brush biopsies and nonexcisional debridements
    • Temporary external heart assist systems
    • Revisions of Body Part Values
    • Addition of approach values
    • Changes to device values
    • Changes to qualifier values

**Not available for CEUs**


Aligned CDI Performance Metrics: When CMI and Quality Metrics Are Misaligned
Presented on: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Duration:
1 hour
Speakers
:
Michelle Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ, Senior Manager, DHG Healthcare

Wayne Little, Partner, DHG Healthcare

Please join us to gain an understanding of how CDI departments can align financial performance goals with clinical imperatives demonstrating quality care. CMS’ adoption of a value-based reimbursement framework impacts organizational finances through penalties and, in some cases, incentives that adjusts MS-DRG payments during the applicable fiscal year.  However, the impact of quality of care penalties are not readily evident when monitoring an organization’s Case Mix Index (CMI) creating a “blind spot.”  This webinar will provide a case study demonstrating misalignment between CMI and performance on the CMS Inpatient quality programs of Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP), Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), and the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP) as well as discuss potential strategies to establish balance between these competing imperatives.

After This Webinar You’ll Be Able To:

  • Articulate strategies CDI departments can employ to better reflect patient acuity and validate measure cohorts
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the impact of risk adjustment on quality-based reimbursement strategies and how legacy CDI efforts fall short
  • Analyze the impact of changing healthcare reimbursement strategies on the role of CDI within healthcare organizations
  • Examine the need for revised CDI performance metrics that reflect both financial and clinical imperatives within coded data 

Recommended For:
Hospital and health system CEO, CFO, CMO, HIM Director, Quality Director, CDI Director/Manager, VP Revenue Cycle, Chief Quality Officer

**Not available for CEUs**


Update to FY 2017 ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10-CM Guidelines

Presented on:
October 6th, 2016
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker:
Nelly Leon-Chisen, Director, Coding and Classification, American Hospital Association

Obtain knowledge of the FY 2017 Updates to the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Learn about: 

  • Code assignment and clinical criteria 
  • Interpretation of the “with” guideline 
  • Evolving pressure ulcer stages and present on admission indicators  
  • ICD-10-CM Guideline changes
  • POA Exempt List
  • ICD-10-PCS Guideline change
  • Addressing questions to the Central Office

**Not available for CEUs**


ICD-10 With A New Lens: How Medical Coding Can Affect Everything from Safety Reporting to Population Health Matters

Presented: April 28, 2016
Moderator: 
Chabre Ross, Senior Product Manager, Coding Insights, American Hospital Association
Speaker:
Andy Boyd, Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Objectives:

  • Quality Measurement
  • Public Health
  • Health Policy Planning
  • Clinical Research

*The opinions expressed by authors/speakers do not necessarily reflect the policy of AHA Central Office, Health Forum Inc., or the American Hospital Association.

**Not available for CEUs**


More of Chapter 19 ICD-10-CM Injuries 7th Characters, Aftercare, Follow-up and Sequelae
Presented:
December 2, 2015
Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Chapter 19 ICD-10-CMOfficial Guidelines for Coding and Reporting as they relate to the use of the 7th character
  • Apply the 7th characters for initial encounter, subsequent encounter and sequela for injuries and complications of care
  • Discuss examples of the application of 7th characters in various care settings
  • Review the clinical scenarios related to 7th characters published in Coding Clinic
  • Correctly select the appropriate 7th character from the most commonly asked questions from our clearinghouse service

**Not available for CEUs**

 


 

2015 Update on AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS – Part 2
Presented:
August 26, 2015
Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Sponsored by: 

 Elsevier Clinical Solutions

**Not available for CEUs**

 


2015 Update on AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS – Part 1
Presented:
June 17, 2015
Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Speakers:

 

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

This program will review key ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding highlights from Coding Clinic issues, including:

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Cesarean delivery assisted by vacuum extraction
  • Control of bleeding
  • Excision of multiple fibroids
  • Obstetrical periurethral laceration
  • Acute CVA with unilateral weakness
  • Evacuation of hematoma
  • Discontinued procedure
  • Incision and drainage of groin abscess
  • Incision and drainage of abscess of femoropopliteal bypass site
  • Lymph node resection vs. excision

**Not available for CEUs**

 


Coding for ICD-10-CM – Utilization of the Seventh Character
Presented:
March 25, 2015
Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Objectives:

  • Review the 2015 revisions to the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting on the use of the 7th character
  • Apply the 7th characters for initial treatment, subsequent treatment and sequela for injuries and complications of care
  • Identify examples of “active treatment” in relation to the application of 7th characters
  • Understand the impact and concepts associated with “new physician” in the application of the 7th characters for initial treatment, subsequent treatment and sequela.

**Not available for CEUs**

 


Review of the ICD-10-PCS Official Coding Guidelines
Presented:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Objectives:

  • Review the General ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines
  • Understand the ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines for the Medical and Surgical Section including: Body system guidelines, Root operation guidelines, Body part guidelines, Approach guidelines, Device guidelines
  • Understand the ICD-10-PCS Obstetrics Section Guidelines

**Not available for CEUs**

 


Best of AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-PCS
Presented:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Moderator:
Denene Harper, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Topics include:

  • Lithotripsy (Q4-2013)
  • Lumbar drainage (Q1-2014)
  • Composite grafting (Q2 – 2014)
  • Acellular graft (dermal replacement and Oasis (Q2-2014)
  • Ileoscopy with excision of polyp of ileal loop urinary diversion (Q2-2014)
  • Excision vs. resection of remaining ovarian remnant (Q1-2013)
  • Repair of perineal obstetric laceration (Q4-2013)
  • Treatment for esophageal varices
    • Injection of sclerosing agent into esophageal varix (Q1-2013)
    • Endoscopic banding of esopheageal varices (Q4-20-13) Total hysterectomy (Q3-2013)
  • Minimally invasive surgical approaches (Q4-2013)
  • Endovascular embolization for GI. Bleeding
  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (Q1-2014)
  • Endovascular repair of endoleak (Q1-2014)
  • Repair of aneurysm and pseudoaneurysms (femoral, femoral-popliteal bypass graft, thoracic aorta) – (Q1-2014)
  • Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (Q4-2013)

**Not available for CEUs**

 


Best of AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM
Presented:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Speakers:

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, AHA
Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA
Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, Senior Coding Consultant, AHA

Topics Include:

  • Clinical information from Coding Clinic
  • Pneumonia and hemoptysis
  • Smoke inhalation and acute respiratory failure
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Status asthmaticus and acute exacerbation
  • Nicotine dependence, tobacco use vs. dependence
  • Neurological deficits due to stroke
  • Decompensated heart failure
  • Documentation Issues – what past Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM advice still holds and what’s been recently published, such as Coding from previous encounters
  • Facility specific coding guidelines
  • Use of nonprovider documentation for external cause of morbidity
  • Glasgow coma score
  • Using x-rays for specificity
  • Nonhealing surgical wound
  • Postoperative seroma
  • Admission for rehab
  • Diabetes and osteomyelitis
  • Diabetes and ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic mellitus and hyperglycemia
  • Diabetic gastroparesis

**Not available for CEUs*