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With so much going on during the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference, there may have been some great content you missed. Every day of AHIMA20, we will be aggregating the best news and thought leadership surrounding this unique virtual event.

See the list below for highlights for Day 3 of AHIMA20.

Thought Leadership: 2021 E/M Changes—Are You Ready?

On Jan. 1, 2021 CPT E/M coding will undergo the largest change since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the 1997 documentation guidelines for E/M services. How will you minimize provider burden?

Interview: AHIMA20 Opens New Horizons for A First-Time Attendee

The fact that AHIMA20 became a completely virtual event this year was welcome news to Austin Davert, an HIM student born with osteogenesis imperfect III. We spoke with Davert to find out what drew him to a career in health information and what he’s hoping to learn at AHIMA20.

Thought Leadership: The Road to Revenue Recovery: Five Immediate Steps to Prepare For 2021

In terms of first impressions, COVID-19 has left a lasting one. Many hospitals continue to struggle with revenue recovery even despite increased outpatient visits, elective procedures, and inpatient admissions. A recent report published by the American Hospital Association found that hospitals and health systems lost an average of more than $50 billion per month between March 1 and June 30 alone.

Interview: How to Engage with the AHIMA Foundation at the Virtual Conference

The AHIMA Foundation’s “Got A Story” movement develops new programs with a focus on public health, greater access, health equity, and consumer empowerment. We want to hear from health information professionals. Attendees can visit the Foundation’s Virtual Showcase during AHIMA20 to share their stories of how health information has made a difference in their lives. One winner from a random drawing will be selected at each showcase. If you’re unable to join us, please send your stories to: info@ahimafoundation.org.

Thought Leadership: Strategies for Fine-Tuning Revenue Integrity

There’s a lot of talk about healthcare organizations needing to improve revenue integrity to ensure compliance and realize strong financial performance amid changing payment models. But what is revenue integrity exactly, and how can organizations go about enhancing it?

Interview: Addressing Inequities: Building Better Ways to Break Down Barriers

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are being positioned as an essential tool in pandemic response and a pathway toward a more equitable public health system. In this interview, Joe Nicholson, DO, a board-certified physician and chief medical officer of CareAllies and presenter at AHIMA20, says that COVID-19 offers an opportunity for deep and widespread adoption of SDOH initiatives—not just as a response to the pandemic, but as a viable pathway for closing long-standing inequities in our public health system.

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