Myocardial Infarction Types – Characteristics and Clinical Implications

Recorded: August 31, 2017

CEUs: 1.5 – Clinical Foundations


There are different types of diabetes, heart blocks, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN), and fractures, but were you aware that there are different types of myocardial infarctions as well?  Carla Gechas, CDS at UW Hospital and Clinics and Sheila Goethel, Coding Manager at RWHC will provide definitions and key features of the Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarctions.  Session will emphasize CM code and MSDRG differences, and the documentation CDS and Coders can utilize to distinguish between the types.  Attendees will have a better understanding of the clinical evidence to utilize when posing physician queries.   At the conclusion of this session, attendees will also understand the effects the MI Type has readmission rates as well as observed/expected ration for mortality rates.  Join us for this session to learn how to respond NOW to this diagnosis – and how AHIMA will accommodate the different types in fiscal year 2018.

Target Audience

✓ Coding Staff
✓ CDI practitioners


Carla Gechas, RHIT, CDIP, CCS

Clinical Documentation Improvement Quality Analyst

Carla Gechas, RHIT, CDIP, CCS is the Clinical Documentation Improvement Quality Analyst at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI.   Carla has 27 years of experience in the HIM profession which includes 17 years of coding and 10 years of CDI. Carla previously worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI where in 2007 St. Mary’s developed a Clinical Documentation Team focusing on cardiovascular documentation.

Sheila Goethel, RHIT, CDIP, CCS

Coding Services Senior Manager

Sheila Goethel provides facility coding and claims related services for Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative members. Because RWHC is owned and operated by 40 rural Wisconsin hospitals, Sheila assists with MSDRG and APC applications as well as focuses on Critical Access Hospital issues and RHC reporting mechanisms. In addition, Sheila currently serves on the WHIMA VIP and Ambassador teams, WHA Hospital Inpatient Quality Indicators Workgroup, and MATC Medical Coding Specialist Advisory Committee. She has been an active speaker for WHIMA, HFMA, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, and Wisconsin Medical Society. Sheila is a Registered Health Information Technician, a Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner, a Certified Coding Specialist and holds a BA degree in Health Care Administration.

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