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Help Wanted: Members
Retired Civil Servant
Gives Back to HIM
FOR YOUR BENEFIT
AHIMA at Work for You
STUDENT MEMBER UPDATE
Students Volunteer at AHIMA’s
CERTIFICATION UPDATE 11
Outlining Revisions to the
HIM Curricula Competencies
REAL WORLD 12
Meet the Newest Members
of the 2019 AHIMA Board
AHIMA ADVAN TAGE S TAFF: Jewelle Hicks
CON TRIBU TING WRITERS: Laura Ramos Heg wer
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In addition, the office relaunches its Advocacy Action Center on ahima.org. This
page has everything members need to keep up with health information management
(HIM) policy issues.
AHIMA submits comments to CMS on ICD-10-PCS procedure code proposals
presented at the March Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.
AHIMA’s monthly Coffee and Coding and Data Dive webinars attract a large
audience, with some events serving more than 6,000 attendees.
The Information Governance, Informatics, and Standards team launch the AHIMA
Approved Information Governance Adoption Model (IGAM)™ Consultant training
for the first three IGHealthRate™ sponsors. This training includes AHIMA’s
methodology for doing the IGAM assessment on-site with hospitals, vendors, and
others. Those who pass earn a badge that’s active for three years.
During Volunteer Week, April 15–21, AHIMA celebrates its volunteers—
more than 2,400 members. Recognition included a thank-you letter,
Facebook Frame, and digital badge on Engage.
The Journal of AHIMA introduces a new blog, Illuminating
Informatics, exploring health informatics—a collaborative activity
connecting people, process, and technologies to produce trusted
data for better decision making. On the same day, the association
introduces the AHIMA Informatics Twitter account.
Online certificate printing for those who pass a certification exam
is introduced. Those who pass a certification exam will be able to print their
certificates directly from their CEU center. They may also elect to purchase a framed
or non-framed certificate through the AHIMA website.
AHIMA, in collaboration with the College of Healthcare Information Management
Executives (CHIME), leads a letter to House and Senate appropriators supporting
inclusion of language in fiscal year 2019 appropriation bills that seeks to end patient
safety issues related to patient matching. More than 30 healthcare organizations,
health systems, and companies sign the letter.
AHIMA publishes the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Toolkit, with resources for