October 17, 2016

Live Coverage from AHIMA Convention Continues Today and Tomorrow

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Live reporting from the 2016 national convention of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) continues today on Talk Ten Tuesdays, the weekly Internet radio program produced by ICD10monitor.

In addition to the long-running regularly scheduled Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast heard at 10 a.m. EST, two other broadcasts will air today, with a third and final broadcast taking place tomorrow.

Nationally recognized healthcare leaders and professionals have already settled in for the 88th annual AHIMA convention and exhibit, which kicked off on Saturday and will wrap up officially on Thursday in Baltimore.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is sponsoring the three days of live broadcasts.

“We are so very pleased to have such an outstanding lineup of guests on our broadcasts,” said Chuck Buck, publisher of ICD10monitor and also the executive producer of Talk Ten Tuesdays. “We are also very appreciative of Wolters Kluwer for making these broadcasts possible.” 

Buck said that the live broadcasts are originating from the Wolters Kluwer booth on the convention floor in the Baltimore Convention Center. Maria Bounos, the practice lead for coding and reimbursement solutions for Wolters Kluwer, is co-hosting.

“The range of subject matter is a reflection of the issues facing the nation’s healthcare system,” Buck said. “Even though the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 dominated the healthcare news coverage last year, the topics this year are focusing on electronic health records (EHRs), reimbursement challenges, emerging payment technologies, hierarchical condition categories, and risk adjustment management in the shift to value-based care.” 

Invited guests include the following 

Tuesday, 1-1:30 p.m. EST                    

William E. Haik, MD, CDIP, FCCP 
DRG Review, Inc.        

Sheila Green-Shook, RHIA, CHP, MHA, FAHIMA  
Evergreen Healthcare         

Christina Panos, RHIA, CTR        
Wolters Kluwer

Mac McMillan, FHMISS, CISM      
CynergisTek, Inc.      

Tuesday, 3:30-4 EST                    

Catherine Gorman-Klug, RN, MSN, CPM     
Nuance Communications, Inc.   

Cheryl L. Mason, MSHI        
Health Language       

Dina Nedorost, RHIT, CCS,          
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 

Ushma Patel, RHIA     
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Wednesday,10:30-11 a.m. EST              

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA    
American Hospital Association  

Donna Smith, RHIA    
3M Health Information Systems 

Catherine Gorman-Klug, RN, MSN, CPM     
Nuance Communications, Inc.   

Christina Panos, RHIA, CTR        
Wolters Kluwer 

Buck said that those who are currently registered to listen to Talk Ten Tuesdays are automatically registered to hear the live AHIMA broadcasts. Those who are not registered may do so by clicking on this link.
Mark Spivey

Mark Spivey is a national correspondent for ICDmonitor.com who has been writing on numerous topics facing the nation’s healthcare system (and federal oversight of it) for five years. 

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