Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

Melanie Endicott, RHIA,CHDA,CDIP,CPHI,CCS,CCS-P,MBA/HCM,FAHIMA17 days ago

  • 1.  Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    In November I saw a listing of the 2019 Coffee and coding series.  These were listed as monthly free webinars that earned .5 CEU.  I'm trying to find the dates again and sign up.  Best I could do was find the on demand series that are $10 each.  Has anyone found a way to sign up for the live events and/or the calendar for these.

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    Cynthia Kennedy, MA, RHIT, CCS
    Inpatient Coding Supervisor
    North Memorial Medical Center
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  • 2.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Thank you!  I have had same issue.  Directions to the place on the website that these can be found will be appreciated.

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    Michele Tack RHIT
    Coding Manager
    St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth
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  • 3.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Michele & Cynthia,

    Please forgive, misinfo & prior email.
    Go to Home page...Training & Education...Webinars...Resources/Certificates...2019 Webinars.
    There you will find 1st Coffee & Coding Topic Lap Myomectomy held 9, Jan.  With that said Live Series have not been made available, yet for remainder of the 2019 year.  I have sent message & will update community upon web series availability.

    ~ KyraB.

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    Kyra Ballard
    Inpatient Coder/Abstractor
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  • 4.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago

    Is there a charge for these in 2019?

     

    Michele Tack

    Coding Manager

    Medical Record Department

     

    915 E. First St./Duluth, MN  55805

    Phone:218-249-5406/Fax:218-249-3076

    michele.tack@slhduluth.com

    slhduluth.com

     

     






  • 5.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    As of last week $/changes made after publication release of 2019 Education & Training supplement & the Jan & Feb issues Journal of AHIMA publication release, per AHIMA customer service/supervisor.

    ~ KyraB.

    Sent from my iPad




  • 6.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thank you for the information.  Unfortunately AHIMA has a history of "issues" with the website, late cancellation of training, etc.  This, sadly,  doesn't really surprise me much.  That being said my job is dependent on having an AHIMA credential so I'm a captive audience.  Please pass alon to the powers that be that sending out a change announcement would be a good thing.  I almost sent out a picture of the schedule to my team.  Luckily I thought to check the link before I hit send.

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    Cynthia Kennedy
    Inpatient Coding Supervisor
    North Memorial Health Care
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  • 7.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thank you everyone for checking on this. I, too, am held 'hostage' but what else can you do.

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    Teresa Mathews
    Coding Assistant
    Premier Bone and Joint Centers
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  • 8.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
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    > Sent from my iPad




  • 9.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    Update your AHIMA Family on changes related to $10 On-Demand ONLY vs. FREE LIVE Coffee & Coding Web Series.  Message sent: JB/AHIMA Assoc(s), That could have been communicated; last year, last month, this month, yesterday or this morning.  The Engage Community have wasted time, spinning our wheels, in vain.  Time is money.  This could have been avoided, instead of continuing to publish false advertisement.  Only to later attempt to justify, the lack of forthright, ethical mannerism..."Code of Ethics".  My recommendation: PUBLISH A CORRECTION & TAKE OWNERSHIP OF ERRONEOUS ADVERTISEMENT. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    ~ KyraB.
     P.S. I missed my webinar because you withheld info.  Thank you, JB. 
     
    **After being informed: Late last year AHIMA made decision**

    On Feb 06, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Kyra Ballard <k.ballard26@me.com> wrote:

    As of last week $/changes made after publication release of 2019 Education & Training supplement & the Jan & Feb issues Journal of AHIMA publication release, per AHIMA customer service/supervisor.

    ~ KyraB.

    Sent from my iPad





  • 10.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 15 days ago
    When I signed up for some of the "free" coffee and coding sessions, system accepted and it went through.  Received confirmation. Day of the event, I could not access--I have given up on trying to do these quick webinars and add me to the list of people disturbed by the chan​ge from free to paying for it when it was clearly indicated as "free."

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    Lois Kastner
    Inpatient Coder/Virtual
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  • 11.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi Cynthia, 

    Go to MY AHIMA...Product Category...Webinars...2nd row, last icon...Coffee & Coding Web Series (2019).  I hope you receive this in time, Shoulder Arthroplasty is tomorrow 6, Feb.

    ~ KyraB.





  • 12.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago

    thank you!

     

    Michele Tack

    Coding Manager

    Medical Record Department

     

    915 E. First St./Duluth, MN  55805

    Phone:218-249-5406/Fax:218-249-3076

    michele.tack@slhduluth.com

    slhduluth.com

     

     






  • 13.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi!
    Are these recorded?






  • 14.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    ​Thanks for the location - I found it but they want to charge me $10.  I thought these were free if you listened to them live.  Did anyone else see that in the initial advertisement?

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    Cynthia Kennedy
    Inpatient Coding Supervisor
    North Memorial Medical Center
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  • 15.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Cynthia/Damaris,

    Coffee & Coding are free.  Don't pay for the On-demand.
    Allow AHIMA IT/Web Assoc(s) to post proper link for the LIVE WEB SERIES, which you will have replay access to review, study, etc. at a later time.

    ~ KyraB.

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    Kyra Ballard
    Inpatient Coder/Abstractor
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  • 16.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Thanks - I'll look for it.  Do you know if they will be publishing the calendar again?  I can't find it now to put them in my schedule.

    c​

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    Cynthia Kennedy
    Inpatient Coder
    North Memorial Medical Center
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  • 17.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Anytime Cynthia. 
    Live Web Series remaining:
    6, Feb: Lap Myomectomy
    6, Mar: Amp for Gangrene & Osteomyelitis
    3, Apr: Lower Ext Angioplasty
    1, May: Ommaya Reservoir & VP Shunt
    5, Jun: Ant/Lat Lumbar Fusion
    10, Jul: Eloesser Window for Empyema
    7, Aug: Insertion; Antibiotic Del Sys
    4, Sep: Repair; Aortic Coarctation   
    2, Oct: Rotational Flap Graft; Tracheoesophageal Fistula
    6, Nov: Stenting; Obstructive Hydrocephalus
    4, Dec: Watchman Px

    ~ KyraB.





  • 18.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Thanks so much! I was about to pay to obtain the on demand recording.

    I hate to continue to bother you, but where will the link be available? Do I reach out to AHIMA for the link?






  • 19.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago

    Yes I did. Are they charging this year now?

     

    Michele Tack

    Coding Manager

    Medical Record Department

     

    915 E. First St./Duluth, MN  55805

    Phone:218-249-5406/Fax:218-249-3076

    michele.tack@slhduluth.com

    slhduluth.com

     

     






  • 20.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi All,

    Here is the link to register for all of the 2019 Coffee & Coding webinars: https://my.ahima.org/store/product?id=65772. There is a $10 charge for these webinars this year, which includes a 0.5 hour CEU.

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    Melanie Endicott
    Vice President, Him Practice Excellence
    AHIMA
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  • 21.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 15 days ago
    Pretty sure, the Coffee & Coding webinars was advertised as free in the January 2019 Journal of AHIMA....


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    Camille Mckinney
    Medical Coder
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  • 22.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Camille,

    Yes, you are correct. AHIMA published that advertisement in error. Late last year, we made the decision to charge a nominal fee to insure AHIMA can cover the costs to produce these valuable segments now and in the future. What hasn't changed is the ability to learn from a focused, half hour curriculum that addresses today's most challenging topics for both Coding and CDI. Rest assured, you still earn a half a CEU for a minimal investment of your time. The program remains a great benefit and value to a busy HIM professional.

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    Melanie Endicott
    Vice President, Him Practice Excellence
    AHIMA
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  • 23.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 15 days ago
    Melanie,
    I don't think any of us are disagreeing the the price is line with other AHIMA offerings.  The problem was a significant change was made after the initial announcement and no correction was sent out.  I get emails constantly encouraging me to purchase training- why not email out the change in pricing?  AHIMA needs to work on their customer service.

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    Cynthia Kennedy
    Inpatient Coding Supervisor
    North Memorial Health Care
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  • 24.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 15 days ago
    ​I whole heartedly agree with you. I get emails all the time on different training, webinars, conferences. A quick email would have worked wonders on customer service.

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    Teresa Mathews
    Coding Assistant
    Premier Bone and Joint Centers
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  • 25.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 14 days ago
    Well stated Melanie.  After the mess I have encountered the last 2 years in renewing my membership, customer service definitely needs help.  Are they to busy making all of the changes of who we are and what we do???

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    Nelda Laskey RHIT
    Coder/RAC Coordinator
    Kearny County Hospital
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  • 26.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello All,

    Your comments are being heard and shared with our Communications team at AHIMA. Thank you all for your feedback.

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    Melanie Endicott
    Vice President, Him Practice Excellence
    AHIMA
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  • 27.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    I emailed AHIMA about the webinars since I could not find a way to register for the upcoming ones. I was told they would only be available as a replay this year. I watched the first one for free a couple of weeks ago, so the $10 charge must be new.

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    Laurie Zawiskie
    Coder III
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  • 28.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    I'm disturbed by the charge.  I found the listing in the 2019 training supplement and they are listed as free.  If they are now charging there should have been some kind of notice of correction.  I don't need the CEUs - I was looking forward to the information.  This seems like a bait and switch.

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    Cynthia Kennedy
    Inpatient Coder
    North Memorial Medical Center
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  • 29.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    I am also disturbed and very disappointed that there is now a $10 charge for the Coffee & Coding webinars that were advertised as FREE in both the January 2019 Journal of AHIMA, p. 10, and the 2019 Education and Training supplement, p. 13. This is not good customer service. Perhaps AHIMA could reconsider and honor the advertised free pricing for 2019. Any future pricing changes should be communicated in advance.

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    Karla Kuipers
    Inpatient Coder
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  • 30.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    I chose the Premier membership, since it said that I get a discount on all AHIMA services, I don't see any discount when I register for the webinar. Was this cancelled too?

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    Rivona Wasserman
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  • 31.  RE: Coffee and coding free 30 minute webinars can't find

    Posted 16 days ago
    ​I emailed AHIMA also about the Coffee and Coding webinars and I was upset about the $10 charge too.


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    Teresa Mathews
    Coding Assistant
    Premier Bone and Joint Centers
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