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If you have already updated your AHIMA profile, we really appreciate it.
If you haven't yet, please visit your member profile now and check that the information there is accurate and complete. You may also notice a few new fields for additional information that have been added since the last time you logged in. Please make sure your entire profile is complete. This information helps us better personalize and customize your member experience.  


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By the Numbers: Third Quarter 2021

By the Numbers: Third Quarter 2021

A downturn in breach events this quarter contrasts with an increase in the number of individuals impacted per incident.

Hacking is still the leading breach type, and networks continue to be the favorite target for attacks.

Click here to read the full story.

Want to Learn More About AHIMA Access Communities?

On December 14, 2021, KHIMA held a town hall meeting with Annessa Kirby, Director, Volunteer Services and Component Relations at AHIMA.  Annessa reviewed the new AHIMA Access and answered attendee questions.  Click here to listen to the recorded webinar.

Time Sensitive: Renew Your AHIMA Recertification

If your recertification cycle expires at the end of the year and you have not yet met the requirements for renewal, time is running out. Click here to verify your status and complete the recertification process. Avoid an inactive status by visiting your CEU center and submitting the required CEUs with your supporting documentation.

When you purchase a membership prior to or on the recertification expiration date, you are eligible for a recertification discount.
As a reminder, each year a percentage of credential holders are randomly selected for an audit, so be sure to upload all CEU documentation into your CEU Center at the time you report your CEUs. It's a good idea to also keep your documentation for one full year past your certification renewal date.
More information on recertification requirements can be found in this Recertification Guide and on

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Free Webinar - Data Accuracy and the Patient Experience On-Demand

Brought to you by the Haugen Consulting Group

Does your organization struggle with data accuracy? Have you examined what’s causing those repeated errors, or are you spinning your wheels, fixing errors on the back end? This webinar will discuss data accuracy and the importance a proactive approach has on the patient experience. We’ll discuss some common ways errors are created and the negative impact inaccurate data has on patient care, quality, and interoperability. A holistic approach to data accuracy requires consistent training, precise processes, and ongoing evaluation. Taking the time to investigate the root cause up front can help stop the cycle of countless labor hours on costly reactive fixes. Spend an hour with The Haugen Consulting Group, where we’ll help you invest in the team you have to get the team you want.  Click here for more information on this free webinar.

ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 39.1 Effective April 1, 2022

ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 39.1 Effective April 1, 2022

In response to the ongoing national emergency concerning COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing three new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), effective April 1, 2022.  In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing seven new procedure codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics, including vaccines for COVID-19 treatment, into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS), also effective April 1, 2022.

For detailed information regarding the assignment of the new diagnosis codes and procedure codes under the ICD-10 MS-DRGs please visit the CMS website.  The announcement is located under the Latest News heading.

The ICD-10 MS-DRG V39.1 Grouper Software, Definitions Manual Table of Contents, and the Definitions of Medicare Code Edits V39.1 manual to accommodate these new diagnosis and procedure codes, effective for discharges on or after April 1, 2022 will be available here.

The Index and Tabular Addenda for the new diagnosis codes will be made available via the CDC website.

The Code Tables, Index and related Addenda files for the new procedure codes will be made available via the CMS website.
KHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting

KHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting

After much thought and consideration, the Annual KHIMA Meeting will be held virtually in April. While we are all anxious to meet in person again, the current numbers of Covid positive people in the state indicate it may not be time to meet in person just yet. However, we are excited to announce we will be holding a meeting at the Salina Hilton Garden Inn on September 30, 2022. This will be an IN-PERSON meeting. Stay tuned for more information. Would you like to help plan the September Fall Meeting? Click here to submit your contact information if you would like to be considered for the KHIMA Fall Planning Committee.
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