Long Term Post Acute Care (LTPAC)

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Practice Council: Long Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC)

Signup Deadline: 12-17-2019
Starts: 01-01-2020
Ends: 12-31-2020
Location: Online Opportunity


Purpose: With the move to value-based care delivery and patient-driven payment models, coordination of care has assumed a central focus. Success in this new environment requires taking a fresh look at how health information and data are optimized and leveraged to best support these changes in the health care system. This practice council will identify new needs and examine the relationships and impact on HIM relative to emerging structures, processes and informational needs including but not limited to care coordination associated with accountable care, quality measurement, telehealth, and chronic care management. It will monitor these issues and provide AHIMA with expertise in order to support member educational needs, advocacy, policy, and best practices to support AHIMA’s mission to empower people to impact health.


Subject Matter Expertise: Skilled nursing facility/nursing facility, inpatient rehab, home health, hospice, health information workflow processes



  • Identify opportunities, obstacles, and learning needs for HIM professionals involved in the coordination of care.
  • Develop and promote ICD-10-CM training for LTPAC settings.
  • In collaboration with other practice councils, assess patient informational needs in LTPAC settings to provide additional resources for coding, clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and privacy & security skills.
  • Identify new and existing health data and information needs necessary to support coordination of care.
  • Examine data and information integrity across the continuum of care to support interoperability.
  • Advocate for the role and value HIM plays in LTPAC.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and insight as needed on federal legislation, regulatory comments and public policy positions that impact HIM professionals.
  • Support of the Long-Term Post-Acute Care Engage Community.




Annessa Kirby
Practice Council Manager