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October 1, 2021

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WHIMA 2021 Fall Conference – Live and On-Demand

October 7 and 8, 2021

HIPAA COW Fall Virtual Conference

November 4, 2021

WHIMA Release of Information Workshop

March 3, 2022

Glacier Canyon Lodge - Wisconsin Dells, WI

WHIMA Annual Conference

May 11-13, 2022

The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake, WI

Celebrate Wisconsin Medical Coders 

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed October 1, 2021 as Medical Coders Day in Wisconsin!  This is in recognition and honor of all of the medical coders in Wisconsin!  You are an indispensable player in telling the story of patients, informing patients, and advancing healthcare.  Thank you to all of the coders for your role in keeping health information human information!

Thank you to the Health Information Student Club (HISC) of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Pewaukee, WI and to Cheryl Evans, MHRM, RHIA, CCS, Allied Health Instructor at WCTC, for leading the effort of recognizing all medical coders in the state of Wisconsin!  

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Last Chance to Register for the Live Virtual WHIMA Fall Conference

Fall Conference 2021 Preview – Quality Connections - Ready, Set, Grow. This title says it all! Fellow Health Information Professionals you have chosen the topics and WHIMA listened! We are excited to present to you excellent speakers on October 7th and 8th to discuss the following topics:
  • HIM Recruiting topics Mental Flexibility: Reframe to Shift Your Perspective and Strengthen Your Resilience
  • 2022 CM Updates
  • Mental Flexibility: Reframe to Shift Your Perspective and Strengthen Your Resilience
  • Student track (October 7th)
  • Data Analytics to include excel soft skills I and II
  • CDI Inpatient – Sepsis III Inclusion
  • Workforce Management/Trends
The panel of speaker is well respected, and we all will benefit from their knowledge. Register today for an experience like none other this year. If you are not able to join the live Conference, consider registering for the on-demand Conference and receive CEUs for the same prices!  WHIMA is excited for you to join us at the conference!
Member Price:  $64 
Student Member Price:  $32
Non-Member Price:  $80
CEUs:  Eight (8)
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HIPAA COW is Pleased to Announce its 2021 Fall Virtual Conference!

"Accountability: Not a COWincidence!"

CMS' Final Payment Rules Take Effect Oct. 1: 21 Things to Know

Source Becker’s Hospital CFO Report September 29, 2021

CMS released several final payment rules for fiscal year 2022 that will take effect Oct. 1.

There are 21 things to know about the final rules related to inpatient facilities, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities and skilled nursing facilities.   

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Six Ways Health Information Professionals Can Get Involved in Advocacy & Public Policy

Find out six ways a health information professional can get involved in advocacy and public policy.
  • Read
  • Learn
  • Write
  • Volunteer
  • Share
  • Speak
Read More about the Six Ways.

AHIMA News and Resources

AHIMA Student Open House

Next Stop: Professional Membership

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10am - 12:30pm CT

AHIMA will host its semiannual student open house on Tuesday, October 5. Attend this free virtual event to learn more about:
  • Careers in health information
  • AHIMA certifications
  • How to successfully transition from a health information student to a health information professional
  • How to get the most value from your AHIMA student membership
  • And more!
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Showcase the Authentic You

Introducing Brand Builder—a new collection of tools, tips, and more to help you grow your reputation and further your career in the healthcare ecosystem. Virtually every career expert advises you maintain a strong professional brand. With Brand Builder, we’re customizing that advice for the health information field and you. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, you’ll find ideas and suggestions you can use in key areas.

Podcast: Living the Patient Naming Policy Pledge

Source:  AHIMA E-Alert September 30, 2021

This week on the HI Pitch podcast, Sue Nathe, RHIT, executive director of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MNHIMA), discusses the Patient Naming Policy Pledge, her association’s recent win of the Living the Pledge Competition, and how health information professionals can honor the pledge in their work.
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