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MRO at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Virtual Conference

September 14, 2021
Stephanie Kindlick, Senior Director, Marketing

As AHIMA21 quickly approaches, MRO is honored to participate in the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) second virtual annual conference: Transforming the Future of Health Data. We look forward to virtually interacting with the industry’s leaders and workforce about events that have reshaped the healthcare field and how we’ve all adapted. We hope to see you there!

Health Information Management (HIM) Current Event Topics and Presentations

Rita Bowen and Natalie Novak: Interoperability and the Cures Act
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1pm CST

Join MRO’s Rita Bowen, Vice President of Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy, and Natalie Novak, Executive Director, Corporate HIM Division, Franciscan Alliance, as they present “A Health System’s Journey to Interoperability and Information Blocking Compliance.” Bowen and Novack will cover the new modifications and deadlines associated with the 21st Century Cures Act and identify ways to prepare your organization accordingly.

These expert speakers will walk through the important steps in Franciscan Alliance’s journey toward interoperability and easier information access. Attendees will discover how to properly apply the information blocking rule to patient requests through understanding of documentation requirements, appropriate exception criteria and possible violations. The speakers will also explain the pros and cons of Franciscan’s holistic approach to meet the ONC and CMS goal of interoperability. Make this session a priority to gain critical insights, resources, strategies, and other ways to advance your compliance program!

Dawn Crump and Prudence Budemer: Retaining Revenue in 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:25pm CST

Join MRO’s Dawn Crump, Senior Director of Revenue Cycle Solutions, and Prudence Budemer, Revenue Cycle Services Director, CHRISTUS Health, for their presentation, “Innovative Ways to Reduce Operational Costs and Retain More Revenue in 2021.”

Crump and Budemer will explain how COVID-19 has impacted the levels of patient requests, placing a higher demand on both the revenue cycle and HIM departments. Speakers will explore the overall projected loss hospitals and health systems will see from the past year. They will also outline the importance of closely analyzing expenses to financially recover from the pandemic.

This session will then provide lessons learned by CHRISTUS Health to support claim payments and payer audits. These expert speakers will explain how to strategically manage your 2021 risk mitigation and cost-cutting plans. Participants will leave with a checklist that ensures the identification of duplicate work and the elimination of HIPAA-related risks. Be sure to join this session during AHIMA this year!

Angela Rose and Kim Engle: Virtual HIM Departments
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10am CST

Join MRO’s Vice President of Client Success, Angela Rose, and Kim Engle, Assistant Director HIM, EHI, Cleveland Clinic, as they present “Virtual HIM Departments—From Reaction to Reality.”

This presentation will identify the challenges that come with the virtual HIM department and explain workflow changes for documenting, sharing and storing information that will help HIM teams in their virtual experience. Rose and Engle weigh the pros and cons of working in a virtual setting, how to overcome the obstacles, and how to make the most of your virtual environment.

These expert speakers will outline lessons learned during the implementation process of virtual departments and offer strategies to turn your emergency workforce into a more uniform, sustainable, virtual environment. Because HIM standard policies and procedures remain the same whether in person or virtual, each participant will leave the session with a virtual HIM checklist to help any team keep their security tactics in check. Don’t miss this opportunity to sign up today!

To schedule a meeting with our industry experts, visit our virtual AHIMA21 booth at the conference.

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