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Special Events

Student Academy Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Silent Auction Sunday 5:30 pm through Tuesday 12:30 pm Leadership Luncheon Wednesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Peak Health Solutions, Inc. Perry Johnson & Associates, Inc. Pickerson Solutions, LLC Primeau Consulting Group, Inc. QuadraMed RCM Health Information Management Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc. Sharecare Health Data Services SourceHOV, LLC TrustHCS United Audit Systems, Inc. Universal Coding Solutions University of San Diego Wipfli LLP / HFS Consultants, Inc.

Welcome Reception Kick off your convention experience in the Exhibit Hall Sunday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Light appetizers will be served. No host bar. Silent Auction Proceeds from this annual event benefit the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund. Donations are appreciated. Visit: Job Fair Your future is calling. Respond by visiting with participating Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall from Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Exhibit Hall Game & Prize Drawings Join in on the fun! Participate by visiting the Exhibitors to win valuable prizes. A special thank you to those Exhibitors who generously contribute to the future of HIM professionals.

Job Fair in the Exhibit Hall Monday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sponsors Celebration Party Tuesday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Exhibit Hall Activities

CAHIIM Diversified Medical Records Services, Inc. Haugen Consulting Group, Inc. Healthcare Cost Solutions, Inc. Integrity Document Solutions. Inc. Peak Health Solutions, Inc.

Primeau Consulting Group, Inc. Public Consulting Group SourceHOV, LLC TrustHCS Verato, Inc. Wipfli LLP / HFS Consultants, Inc.

June 2-6, 2018 • San Diego, CA

CHIA House of Delegates Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Harmony Healthcare Health Information Associates Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services Healthcare Cost Solutions, Inc. Integrity Document Solutions, Inc. Iron Mountain Kaiser Permanente KIWI-TEK Loma Linda University M*Modal Maxim Healthcare Services MedPartners HIM MiraMed On Call MRO OnPoint Healthcare Solutions Oxford HIM


Welcome Reception Sunday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

3M Health Information Systems AE & Associates, LLC Arctrieval, Inc. Aviacode, Inc. Caban Resources, LLC Cardone Record Services, Inc. Career Step, LLC Change Healthcare ChartFast The College of St. Scholastica Diversified Medical Records Services, Inc. Dolbey EDCO Health Information Solutions Fidelity National Technology Imaging GeBBS Healthcare Solutions GRM Document Management

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Exhibitors and Sponsors

Convention Preview #CHIACON18

General Sessions

Welcome MONDAY

u Network and engage with professional colleagues from a variety of health care roles and settings. u Expand health information management knowledge and expertise with inspiring innovative and informative educational sessions.

Keynote: Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark: Your Spark Determines Your Success Connie Merritt, RN, BSN, PHN

Be Your Own Advocate: Surviving Cancer Dana Dinerman, Cancer Survivor First Timer Orientation Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA Past President 2004-2005, CHIA Board of Directors

BUILD u Implementing a Sepsis Definition in a MultiHospital System u Coding Edits: Are You Bypassing the Road to Compliance? u Transform Data into Quality Improvement Initiatives

TRANSFORM u Basics of Augmented Intelligence and Machine Learning u Release of Information: EHR Challenges u Lessons Learned from OCR Enforcement

LEAD u Multi-Facility Collaboration Among HIM Directors u Turning Audit Data into Education u The ModernDay Health Information Student


Join us for fun in the sun in San Diego at the 2018 CHIA Convention & Exhibit. With more than 30 educational sessions, learn from top industry experts who will explore innovations that drive success in health information management best practices. Topics include: information governance, EHR challenges and opportunities, health informatics, coding, audit/review, compliance, cybersecurity, privacy, workforce development and more. The Exhibit Hall will feature state-of-the-art solutions to help health care organizations gain a competitive advantage. Invest in your professional career and register today.

Welcome and CHIA Recognition Awards Ceremony Brian Faust, MLS, RHIA; President 2017-2018, CHIA Board of Directors

Pre-Convention Tutorials

Concurrent Sessions SATURDAY


u Full registration fees start at $445 u Pre-convention tutorials require a separate fee

AHIMA Update: 2018 Report to the CSAs Seth Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA; First Year Director, AHIMA Board of Directors

u Medical Residents as Key Players in Documentation u What These Codes Are Telling Me About Your Life

u Make an Impact with Data: Reporting 101

u OSHPD Data: Making Connections

u Terminologies: A New Frontier for HIM Professionals

u MACRA and HIM Doing the Impossible

u Enabling the Right Data, to the Right People, at the Right Time

u Implement CDI in Acquired Physician Practices

u Regular prices end May 23

Building Skills for Data Analytics in Health Care - $55 8:30 am to 11:30 am Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA CDIP Exam Prep - $55 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-BC, CDIP, CCS-P, FAANP CHIA Student Academy - Complimentary 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Rebecca Gomez, RHIA, Facilitator CCA Exam Prep - $55 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

CHIA Academic Awards Ceremony and President’s Message Brian Faust, MLS, RHIA; President 2017-2018, CHIA Board of Directors Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIT, FAHIMA; President 2018-2019, CHIA Board of Directors

u For best prices, register by May 2



For all the program details, registration fees, including a printable registration form, visit the CHIA website

Workforce Ready: Educating the Future Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA CEO, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management

u One Path to Improving Population Health

Mastering ICD-10-PCS Gastrointestinal System Coding - $165 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Leadership Academy - Tools for Everyday Leadership - $55 8:30 am to 11:30 am Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIT, FAHIMA


Program Information

Utilizing the EHR to Facilitate Research Ruth Bush, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, University of San Diego

CCS Exam Prep - $100 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

CHPS Exam Prep - $65 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

u Spark action by acquiring essential skills and energized intention. Calling all HIM professionals to attend this year’s CHIA Convention & Exhibit: Directors, Managers, and Supervisors; Consultants; Chief Information Officers; Compliance, Privacy, and Security Officers; Performance Improvement Professionals; Revenue Cycle, Risk, CDI, and Coding Professionals, Data Analytic and Health Informatics Professionals; Academic Professionals; and Students

RHIT / RHIA Exam Prep - $165 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC

Pre-convention tutorials require a separate fee.

u On-site registration opens June 3 Leadership Luncheon Leading from Within: 8 Steps to Lift Your Organization Scott Greer, MBA; Partner, Vivere Leadership Consulting

Town and Country San Diego 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: 619-291-7131 Discounted rooms: Available through May 10, 2018 Online Reservations:

Transforming Health Care with Connected Health Technology: An Update on Telehealth Policy Trends and Issues Mei Wa Kwong, JD; Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy A Proposed National Solution for Patient Matching Mark LaRow; CEO Verato, Inc.

CHIA’s Room Rate: $159 Single/Double Resort Fee: $14/day includes parking, Internet, fitness center, and more.

Closing Remarks Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIT, FAHIMA; President 2018-2019, CHIA Board of Directors

u ICD-10-CM Cardiology Codes: Challenges and Opportunities u Coding Compliance Effectiveness

u Cybersecurity in Health Care: What HIM Professionals Must Know u Quality Information: A Technical Journey to the Land of Speech Recognition u Decommissioning Legacy Systems

u IG: The New Journey for HIM Organizations u Leveraging HIE for Release of Information u The Benefit of Public Health Reporting Through a Local HIE


CHIA invites you to the Town and Country San Diego, located in the heart of San Diego’s Mission Valley, where nostalgic charm mixes with modern amenities to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out the newly renovated rooms and great rates!


Hotel Information

u Coding Roundtable: Jeopardy-Style


This program is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. CEUs are based on contact hours. 30 minutes of attendance at an educational program equals .5 CEU. Registrants can earn up to 17 hours of continuing education during this program. Earn additional CEUs by attending a Pre-convention Tutorial.

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