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Webinar on Demand: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Risk Adjustment Audits
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Webinar on Demand: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Risk Adjustment Audits
CHIA Product Code: WEB122
Webinar Date: September 28, 2017


About Webinars on Demand:
CHIA offers Webinars on Demand, which are available for purchase* after the live Webinar has been presented. This convenient format consists of the full 60-90 minute recorded presentation, distributed handout, and accompanying Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate. Each Webinar on Demand is only available for purchase and access for one year after the original recording date.


After purchase, a Purchase Confirmation will be sent to the purchaser’s primary email address. It contains links to access the Webinar presentation using a streaming format. Also included will be the handouts and CEU Certificate links. Participants are encouraged to use the handouts while following the presentation.


*Sold separately from the live Webinar.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be a hot topic in the current political climate. Passed in 2010, it sets forth a commercial risk adjustment payment model based on diagnostic coding. With coding at the forefront of this payment methodology, now is the time to get current with commercial risk adjustment regulations. This presentation will begin with a regulatory overview by attorney Toshi Barks, and will continue with an in-depth review of how the coding impacts the model, as well as the government's audit process for ensuring payment accuracy presented by coding expert Melissa Ferron.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand:


• Overview of relevant ACA provisions for coding & HIM professionals

• Commercial Risk Adjustment Model: Condition categories identified as high risk

• HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation (HRADV) audit process

• How to become an Initial Validation Audit (IVA) entity

• Requirements for IVA entities, Senior Coders, & Primary Coders

• Six stages of HRADV audit process

• In-Depth look at health status validation through diagnostic coding

• InterRater Reliability (IRR) measurement of coder accuracy/span>



Melissa Ferron, RHIA, CCS

CEO, iCodify


Ms. Ferron’s professional background is based on over 30 years of experience in the areas of HIM and Payment Methodologies. Prior to founding iCodify, Melissa worked as the Director of Health Information Services and Resource and Outcomes Manager for 10 years at a Southern California hospital. She has successfully trained hundreds of coding professionals and physicians in coding, payment methodologies and quality reporting. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Medical Record Administration from Loma Linda University. She is also a Past President of the Southern California Health Information Association (SCHIA) and has been a featured speaker at AHIMA and other professional association conferences.


Toshi Barks, Esq.

General Counsel, iCodify


Ms. Barks joined iCodify in 2013 after being admitted to the California State Bar. She earned her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the legal profession, she delivered guest lectures at the University of California, Santa Cruz to undergraduate students. During her tenure as General Counsel, Toshi has helped develop and implement new business services based on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.



Health Information Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Quality/Performance Improvement Professionals, Physician Practice and HIM Coding Directors/Managers, Coding Professionals, Coding Compliance Professionals, Coding Consultants, Coding Auditors, Medicare Advantage Organizations.



This program is approved for 2 CEUs by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. HIM Domain: External Forces.