Full Day Event

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October 3, 2017 | 7:30a-4:45p

KCI Expo Center

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LHE is proud to announce a full-day educational event in partnership with MGMA-NWMO.

24th Annual Symposium MGMA-Northwest Missouri


October 3, 2017 | Holiday Inn Airport KCI Expo Center

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Employee Benefits & Compliance

Lecie Steinbaum, Director of Plan Services and Compliance, Cornerstone Insurance Group

Practice managers and administrative personnel are constantly challenged by increasing administrative demands, from complicated employee benefits requirements to ever-changing HR and DOL requirements. Managing these issues, streamlining your employment practices and remaining an employer of choice is often much too much to ask of an HR/Benefits staff with resources. During this session, Lecie will discuss how partnering with a professional employer organization can minimize the impact of these issues and potentially save your practice thousands on the cost of employee benefits and employment practices liability

Washington Policy Update & the ACA

Cora Butler, JD, RN, CHC, Health Core Value Advisors

Healthcare practices cannot wait until the current political theatre has played out to plan for future success. Irrespective of the drama occurring in Washington, providers must find ways to improve value in their delivery of healthcare services. Although there are no quick fixes for current challenges faced by practices in today’s world, the ability to link clinical and financial data to drive care that focuses on consistency, quality, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of care across patient populations is the key to success. This presentation will look first at the current political landscape and then focus using data to meet clinical and financial goals. Value based payment is here to stay. Plan now to win tomorrow.

Shaky Foundations: The Importance of Your IT Infrastructure in HIPAA Compliance

Eric Humes, CEO, Keystone Technologies

  • Designing a HIPAA-compliant technology architecture
  • Reducing the complexity of your infrastructure of the technology stack (i.e. simplicity equates to greater security and reliability)
  • Alternative computing – thin clients, cloud hosting,  virtualization Managing user accounts and passwords
  • Reporting a breach
  • Reducing the risks of ransomware
  • Disaster Recovery Steps & Business Continuity
  • Discuss the responsibilities of the Information Security Officer

On Your MACRA, Get Set, Go! Taking On the Quality Payment Program and MIPS

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, MBA, CHPC, CHTS, DataFile Technologies

So long fee-for-service, welcome to value-based reimbursement! As of January 1st 2017 the Quality Payment Program is in effect. No longer will healthcare providers be able to rely on the days of old, but organizations must adapt to new methods of reimbursement or face declining revenues.

How Effective Is Your Compliance Plan

Julie A. Roth, MHSA, RHIA, Lathrop & Gage

It is well known that having an ineffective compliance program can be as problematic, if not worse, than having no compliance program at all. But what makes a compliance program effective? In March of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), in conjunction with the Health Care Compliance Association, addressed this topic in a document entitled “Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide.” This presentation will highlight various metrics recognized by the OIG to demonstrate the soundness of a health care organization’s compliance program, and will provide case examples demonstrating the consequences of an ineffective program.

Getting Ready for Risk Adjustment & MACRA

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC

The basics of MACRA will be introduced including the two payment pathways available to physicians and the four performance categories under MIPS. Brenda will cover the topic of risk adjustment extensively. She will break the concepts of risk adjustment into easily understandable parts such as: definition of risk adjustment; clinical documentation needed for reporting under risk adjustment; case examples, and; clinical concepts to help physicians add detail to their documentation.

2018 ICD-10-CM Updates

Cathy Jennings, BS, CPC, CPC-I, CEDC, CHONC

In this session, we’ll take a brief look at the history of ICD-10- CM and how changes are made. We’ll also take a look at some of the potential issues we face each year when our code set is updated. For the majority of the session, we’ll go through the additions, deletions, and revisions with the 2018 ICD-10-CM code set along with a little background on why these changes were made by the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee.

Preparing Your Documentation for Risk Adjustment and MACRA

Patti Frank, CPC

This seminar is a continuation of education on risk adjustment. Patti and Brenda will moderate hands-on analysis of clinical scenarios and how to improve documentation to better support risk adjustment. The goal is to improve the quality of the documentation without significantly increasing the quantity. NOTE: Audience participation is essential to the success of this seminar so attendees are requested to bring their ICD-10 books to the session.


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