June 3-4 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, ME

BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS May 31, 2013 – Industry leaders Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, founder of Libman Education, and Kelly McLendon, managing partner of CompliancePro Solutions™, are slated to speak on important topics affecting HIM and HIPAA changes at this year’s Maine Health Information Management Association (MeHIMA) Annual Conference, June 3-4 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, ME.

Barry Libman’s topic, “Coding Clinic Update” (June 3 at 10:15 a.m./session 1), offers an in-depth group discussion of coding changes and clarifications from recent issues of Coding Clinic, as well as selected complex coding issues. The session is an opportunity to get up to date and fully understand how these coding rules affect one’s facility. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas.

Kelly McLendon’s first topic, “Overview of the New Omnibus Privacy Final Rules” (June 3 at 10:15 a.m./session 2), discusses the following: overview of the new rules, major modifications to the rules, breach, enforcement, business associate and sub-contractors impacts, and other areas of change. McLendon’s second topic, “The Legal Health Record” (June 4 at 10:15 a.m./session 2), offers an in-depth look at the rules and regulations governing the legal health record by an industry leader.

Barry Libman is recognized for his in-depth knowledge of coding and reimbursement issues. An AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer, Libman is often called upon to provide education and training on code updates and coding issues. Prior to forming Libman Education in 2013 and Barry Libman Inc. in 1998, Libman held a number of positions in the health information management field, working for hospitals, insurers, consulting firms, and regulatory bodies.

A graduate of Northeastern University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College, Libman received the Professional Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA).  He served on the MaHIMA Board of Directors and as a representative to the House of Delegates held at the AHIMA national conference.

Kelly McLendon is a well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, with specific subject matter expertise in the areas of privacy incident, detection and automation. He is also an industry expert in legal health records, HIM operations, electronic document management and EHR project planning.

McLendon is a frequent industry speaker and authored a new book for AHIMA entitled “The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies and Guidelines.” He received the FHIMA Distinguished Member Award in 2008 and the AHIMA Visionary Award in 2003. He is co-founder and managing partner of CompliancePro Solutions, has held senior management positions at Eclipsys and MedPlus, and founded the consulting firm, Health Information Xperts. McLendon performs several Legal Health Record and ARRA/HITECH Seminars with attorney Mike Lowe each year.

McLendon is also author of Libman Education’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Training courses.

Attendees of this year’s MeHIMA Annual Conference can also visit Libman Education’s booth, where they can network, get the latest industry news and updates, and learn about new healthcare workforce training programs for properly preparing staff for the October 2014 ICD-10 transition.

For more information about the MeHIMA Annual Conference, visit http://mehima.org/annualconference/agenda.html

For more information about preparing for medical coding changes, visit Libman Education at https://www.libmaneducation.com

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce. We offer self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding.  Our courseware is used by individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in educating their employees, their students, and their members.  At Libman Education, we offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the changing health care workplace.

Founded in 1998, Barry Libman Inc. is a provider of medical record coding and audit services to hospitals and medical group practices. In January 2013, Barry Libman Inc. announced the launch of Libman Education, a new company that specializes in education and training for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals.

CompliancePro Solutions™ was founded in 2010 to focus on the growing need for technology and services to address patient privacy and security.  PrivacyPro™, our web-based privacy compliance management tool, reduces both the costs and risks associated with managing the privacy of patient data and handling HIPAA mandated requests. CompliancePro also provides security and privacy risk assessments and consulting services to healthcare organizations, both large and small.