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AAHIM e-Alert 

April 23, 2021

Inside this Issue:

Board Spotlight - Shamika Yarbrough

Take a moment and meet your Bylaws Committee member and HIM Awareness CO-Chair, Shamika Yarbrough

AAHIM 2021 Virtual State Meeting

Registration Is Now Open!

Join the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM) leadership and membership for our Virtual Annual Conference. Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals from across the state are invited to experience on-demand learning at their own convenience in innovative ways that will translate into real-world solutions and be embraced long after they leave. Broaden your knowledge by participating in our virtual annual conference.
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Speaker Highlight

Meet Dr. Kathleen Hall, who is presenting on STRESS LESS Through Mindful Living during the AAHIM Virtual State Meeting. 
Dr. Kathleen Hall is the founder and CEO of Mindful Living Network® and The Stress Institute®. After many years working as an international stress expert at The Stress Institute®, she realized that Mindful Living® is an antidote to stress, and subsequently founded the Mindful Living Network® in 2007 to promote Mindful Living®, mental and physical health, stress resilience, and work-life balance. 
Dr. Hall’s advice and expertise is featured on most of the major national media, including Time Magazine, NBC’s The Today Show, Dr. Oz Show, CNN Headline News, FOX, CNN International, FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Anderson Cooper 360, Huffington Post, Fortune, Money Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Business Week, Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Working Woman, Woman’s Day, Oprah & Friends, TEDMED, Good Morning America Radio, and Martha Stewart Radio. She has been a weekly guest commentator on WTOP radio, Washington D.C. 
To read Dr. Hall’s full bio click here.

Documenting Medical Necessity for the 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Changes Webinar – Registration Open!

With medical decision making (MDM) the key element for the new E/M services guidelines, documenting the medical necessity is more important than ever. This session will walk through the key revisions to the E/M guidelines and discuss ways in which basic documentation principles will ensure that the medical record documentation paints a complete picture of the services rendered, and support the medical necessity of code selection for each level.

1 AHIMA/AAPC CEU and 1.2 Nursing CEs will be awarded.
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* This is an on-demand webinar.

FREE Webinar – AHIMA and HFMA joint production

Thursday, April 29
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Earn 1 CEU

Please view the agenda and speaker panel here:

Collaboration between Finance and Health Information Drives Revenue Integrity

This joint webinar, brought to you by AHIMA and HFMA, will feature industry experts discussing best practices for addressing denials and improving revenue integrity.
Register here. Click on the "SIGN IN" link.

Virtual Coding Symposium - Registration Is Still Open!

It is not too late to register for the prerecorded two-part AAHIM 2021 Virtual Coding Symposium.  The next release date is June 18 but you can still purchase either one of the mini sessions or the entire meeting. Here's the agenda for both sessions.  Session 1 offers 5.5 CEUs; Session 2 offers 5.5. You will be able to view each recording at your convenience. Click the links below for more information and to register. There are 6 Nursing CEs Available for the March session and 6.5 CEs available for June.
Session 1: Learn More & Register
Session 2: Learn More & Register

Mentee Opportunity

Do you have a completed project? Are you currently working on an HIM related project?

Dr. Shannon Houser, member of AAHIM Board of Directors, chair of Research and Data Analytics Committee, would like to offer her services and expertise to work with you and possibly to publish or present your work. Contact Dr. Houser at to discuss further.
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