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Coding Meeting

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Coding Meeting
Wednesday April 24 th 2019
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel


8am – 8:30 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 CDI Across the Continuum – Moving to a Patient Centric
Presenter: Phil Goyeau, 3m
9:30 -10:30 Value-Based Care and Risk Adjustment- The New Disrupters in
the Revenue Cycle
Presenter: Kristen Piccirillo, RHIA, CCS, Healthcare
10:30 – 11:30 Back to Basic’s for Compliant Coding
Presenter: Joy Rose, RHIA, CCS, CHPS, Womble Bond Dickinson
11:30 – 12:30 Craniofacial Anomalies and Coding
Presenter: Emilie LaRocque, CPC, CPMA, Goodwin College

Cost: Members $65, Non-Members $75, Students $35- Must be AHIMA approved
CEU’s 4 CEU’s

Registration: Click here to register at Constant Contact

Presentation Descriptions
Speaker Bio’s

Phil Goyeau
Presentation Title: CDI Across the Continuum – Moving to a Patient Centric Solution
Presentation Download
: CDI Across the Coninuum – Moving to a Patient Centered Solution – Phil Goyeau

Many CDI programs are shifting from focused inpatient reviews to a patient-centric solution that supports all Clinical Documentation Improvement activities beyond the traditional acute care setting. CDI will also continue to expand impact on downstream functions such as coding, case management, and quality, as well as improving the accuracy of data for reporting and analytics.

In this presentation, we will review the latest trends around CDI program expansion into the Ambulatory setting and look at some industry best practices, workflows for document review, performance tracking to ensure quality documentation and compliant coding practices.

Phil Goyeau is a Revenue Cycle Solutions Sales Executive for 3M Health
Information Systems and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare with a focus on quality and hospital operations. He is a subject matter expert in Revenue Cycle solutions and works with customers to develop long-term solutions for efficient coding and reimbursement systems, maximize revenue and to improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

Joy Rose
Presentation Title: Back to Basics for Compliant Coding
Presentation Download: CT CRT BASIC CODE COMPLIANCE – Joy Rose

My experience over twenty-five years has led me to succeed in roles as a consultant, HIPAA Privacy Officer, Healthcare Compliance Specialist and Director of Health Information Management. In the healthcare compliance arena I have conducted compliance audits as well as created education for facility employees and providers. Through my personal education and experience, I have been introduced to a broad base of knowledge which encompasses management, human diseases, legalities of healthcare, expertise in coding and reimbursement and other healthcare topics. I have to give credit to my first position in the physician practice arena as a medical assistant where I was responsible for many front office functions leading to my varied interests and subsequent education choices and work experiences. I hold the credentials of RHIA, CCS, and CHPS through AHIMA.

I completed my Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance from The George Washington University and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. My Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration (MRA) was earned at the University of Kansas.

My compliance experience includes coding audits, design and administration of coding training for physicians, staff, and development of physician practice compliance plans. Specialties: Coding compliance audits, clinician documentation education, outpatient physician practice ICD and CPT coding, University/college student health, home health, hospice, LTACH and IARH coding and auditing.

Our team at Womble Bond Dickinson provides a proactive approach in compliance consulting for hospitals, physicians and healthcare systems. Should compliance issues arise, we provide support to our attorneys, client’s general counsel and clients.

Kristen Piccirillo
Presentation Title: Value-Based Care and Risk Adjustment – The New Disrupters in the Revenue Cycle
Presentation Download:Value-Based Care and Risk Adjustment – Kristen Piccirillo

As healthcare organizations take on more financial risk with the advent of value-based care (VBC) and advanced payment models (APMs), coding compliance and clinical documentation integrity will become imperative for optimal reimbursement. In this presentation, the audience will learn how risk adjustment and advanced payment models will become a game changer in the revenue cycle, as upside and downside risk associated with VBC begins to disrupt the current healthcare business model.

Professional Summary
Kristen A. Piccirillo is a Healthcare Consultant specializing in health information management (HIM), coding, and compliance. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management from Davenport University and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Building towards her Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification from AHIMA, Kristen has many career aspirations that reach beyond the traditional HIM and coding realm and she hopes to venture into healthcare management and managed care.

Kristen was previously a contractor at AHIMA, where her primary role was managing the AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Ambassador Program. She worked with the HIM Practice Excellence and Information Governance teams on many training and educational programs including IGAM Consultant Training, AHIMA Train-the-Trainer, IMO data mapping, online ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding education, and webinar/digital products strategy.

Over the last 3 years, Kristen has been an HIM advocate and volunteers as an AHIMA Engage Facilitator. In 2017, she was appointed as the Chair of the Engage Advisory Committee, where she was tasked with promoting AHIMA’s mission of advancing health information practices and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare. Kristen successfully created one of the most active communities for knowledge exchange, best practices, and networking for students and healthcare professionals. Additionally, Kristen participates in AHIMA’s Mentor Match program in which she tutors and mentors students for AHIMA certification.

Kristen previously studied Exercise Science and Health promotion at Central Connecticut State University. As a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Kristen has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running, kettlebell training, swimming, and boxing. In her free time, you can often find her out on the driving range hitting a bucket of golf balls with her dad, who is her role model in her life and career.

Emilie LaRocQue
Presentation Download: Craniofacial Anomalies Coding with PCS – Emilie LaRocque
Craniofacial conditions from common to rare will cover a variety of Craniofacial conditions and will include the signs and symptoms, diagnoses and procedures done for children and young adults with these conditions. We will be looking at conditions that range from a cleft-palate to Goldenhar Syndrome. For each of the conditions covered there will be a coding breakdown that includes the ICD-10-CM as well as the ICD-10-PCS/CPT codes with explanations and pictures. Following the presentation there will be time for a discussion with questions from attendees.

Emilie has been teaching Medical Billing and Coding as well as the administrative side of Medical Assisting for over eight years. She currently is the Program Coordinator for Medical Billing and Coding at Goodwin College in East Hartford, Connecticut. Emilie is a fun and quirky teacher that likes to tell stories to connect coding and billing with real-life scenarios. Many years ago she was crowned the “Guideline Queen” from one of her students, and proudly wears that title. Emilie currently holds the two AAPC credentials, CPC (Certified Professional Coder) and CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor;) she is also a mother of a Craniofacial kid.


April 24, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Sheraton Hartford South
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 United States
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