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The 2021 Virtual Fall Conference Series – Attendee Registration can be found here.

The Fall Educational Conference Series will include 6 sessions of two educational sessions worth 2 CEUs for attendees including time to network with colleagues.   

Attendees can register for the session’s individually for 2 CEUs or for the full conference which includes a total of 13 CEUs along with networking and social forums with other attendees and sponsors. 

Upon completion of registration you will receive login details for the event which will include the link for the event.

The agenda is as follows:

Day 1 – Wednesday – September 15, 2021 – Coding – 3 CEUs for this first session

Session 1: 10:30am – 12:25pm – 2.0 CEUs
Speaker:  James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS is the Founder and President of CDI MD
Title:  ICD-10 FY 2022 Coding Updates & Other Topics

Summary:  This session will cover the ICD-10 FY22 Updates including the changes in guidelines and implementation of new codes.  Dr. Kennedy will cover the controversial aspects and codes that have the most impact on inpatient and outpatient coding.

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm  – 1 CEU
Speaker:  Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer at Kuehn Consulting, LLC
Title:  Cardiology and Orthopedics for ICD-10-PCS FY2022

Summary:  The FY2022 update for ICD-10-PCS contains codes for multiple cardiology and orthopedic procedures.  This presentation will explain the most significant of these updates using clear descriptions, videos and images.

Day 2 – Friday – September 24, 2021 – Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Session 1: 11am – 12pm
Speaker:  Presented by John Glaser, PhD, Executive in Residence, Harvard Medical School
Title:  Artificial Intelligence: The next revolution

Artificial intelligence (AI) may have a bigger impact on society than the Internet and mobile devices. However, AI is surrounded by a fog of hype about its promise and anxiety about its problems.  What is the maturity and possible impact of AI? What can health care providers do to thoughtfully manage AI adoption? This presentation will define AI, review potential near term applications and discuss AI management strategies and practices.

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm : 
Speaker:  Matthew McMahon, HCISPP, Senior Product Manager, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics, Philips and Adjunct Professor at Salve Regina Cybersecurity and Healthcare.
  Cybersecurity During a Pandemic: The New Cybersecurity threat Landscape of Covid-19
Summary:  This presentation focuses on threat intelligence for Covid-19 related cyber attacks and then pivots to discuss how hospitals can secure their remote staff and workforce based in health information management that have shifted to a remote work force by hospitals.

Day 3 – Wednesday – September 29, 2021 – Privacy & Security

Session 1: 11am – 12pm
Presenter:  Colin Zick – Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Privacy and Data Security Practice and COVID-19 Taskforce at Foley Hoag LLP

Title:  Ransomware Threats to Hospitals: Key Facts and Strategies for Protection
Summary:  Ransomware is a cybersecurity threat that is on the rise. These threats are constantly evolving, and every organization is vulnerable to a ransomware attack, data theft, and privacy breaches. The incidents are time-consuming to address, costly, and take a toll on public confidence in healthcare institutions at a time when you can least afford it.  As we rely on technology in every aspect of healthcare delivery, it is crucial to be vigilant, know the facts, and understand strategies for how to protect your organization’s information technology infrastructure and how to be resilient if you are subject to ransomware.  Learn from industry experts about the current cybersecurity landscape, where ransomware fits in that landscape, how to ensure that your organization, as well as sensitive patient and employee information, is protected.

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Title:  HIPAA Compliance in 2021 and Beyond
Presenters:  Jeremey Meisinger, JD, Associate, Foley Hoag, LLP & Sam Hoff, JD, Foley Hoag, LLP
Summary:  The session is intended to give an overview of recent settlements and investigations by HHS, followed by a review of likely enforcement priorities for HHS in the Biden administration, as well as the interaction between HIPAA and other recent regulatory activity by HHS and other federal agencies.

Day 4 – Wednesday – October 6, 2021– Compliance & CDI

Session 1: 11am – 12pm
Title:  Electronic Health Records- Stark Law Considerations
Presenter:  Kesha Boykin-Mclean, J.D., CHC, Regional Compliance Director, Houston, TX
Summary:  TBA

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Title:  Risk Adjustment for Patient Safety Indicators: How CDI Teams can Impact Hospital Performance Outcomes
Beth Ming, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, AHIMA CDI Trainer, Sr. Clinical Consultant, Claro Healthcare
Summary:  TBA


Day 5 – Wednesday – October 13, 2021– Leadership

Session 1: 11am – 12pm
  Leadership from the front seat of the COVID rollercoaster
Presenter:  Naomi Lenane Chief Information Officer& Vice President Informat at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Summary:  2020 has required significant effort at hospitals, health systems and vendors to develop and/or implement new software solutions for COVID response.  The solutions range from overnight implementations of telehealth to supply chain vaccine distribution solutions.  Through all of this, the role of the CIO has not focused on technical expertise, but leadership skill to motivate their team to execute on high profile, critical solutions during a world-wide pandemic.

The CIO has the unique opportunity to bring solutions to the broader organization, but it is only with a highly functioning team that success will be achieved.  This session will focus on what has worked to date and what will be needed to see this roller coaster through to the end.

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Title:  Your Leadership Reality Check:  Find out what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for your success
Presenter:  Jennifer Feldman, Executive Coach, Back Bay Executive Coaching

Summary:  The critical role of HIM professionals intersects with various stakeholders throughout healthcare facilities. Whether you are managing a project, leading a team or running a department, the integrity of health information is vital; however, your leadership integrity is essential for your success.

Do you sometimes wonder if you need to improve your leadership skills but aren’t sure exactly how to do it? Do you feel stressed trying to lead a certain way when you’re not even sure it’s working? Join Jennifer Feldman, a 20-year veteran in healthcare technology, to learn where to focus so that you get the results you want, whether you are up for a promotion, need to better manage your workload, or want to get buy-in from your team. This session is for ambitious professionals who don’t want anything holding them back from reaching their next level of success.


Day 6 – Friday – October 22, 2021– CDI & Coding

Session 1: 11am – 12pm
Title:  HCCs: The cornerstone of the Outpatient CDI Program
Presenter:  Phil Goyeau, Healthcare Solutions Executive at 3M Health Information Systems
Summary:  Outpatient CDI programs focus on accurate coding for co-morbidities across multiple care settings and have adapted to support the ever-changing challenges faced by our providers.  Out of necessity, these programs have continued to expand and accurately capturing Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) is a leading focus.  This session will review this expansion of population-based care, how HCCs are the cornerstone in managing at risk populations and how they have become increasingly important to ensure appropriate reimbursement.

We will do a deeper dive into HCCs and population health programs, review current best practices for an OP CDI program, and will share how technology is helping advance these programs.

Session 2:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Title:  Introduction to ICD-11
Speakers: Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA,
Assoc Professor & Assoc Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor Faculty Director, Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center at UTHealth
Mary H. Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, Vice President Consulting Services, UASI
Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, President at Kathy Giannangelo Consulting, LLC
This session will be an introduction to ICD-11.  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. 

Note:  There will be a follow up workshop hosted by the same presenters on January 21, 2022 where the participants will actually use the ICD-11 coding tool and browser to code conditions.  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.

Register here today!

Please contact Elisa Pelchat at [email protected] with any questions.

Thank you for your attention,

Elisa Pelchat
Administrative Director, MaHIMA
[email protected]
PO Box 1149
Attleboro, MA 02703


September 15 @ 10:30 am
October 22 @ 1:30 pm
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MA United States

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