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March 10, 2023

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Joint Meeting

KHIMA and MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting – Register On or Before March 22nd for Early Bird Pricing

KHIMA and MoHIMA Members,

It’s been a few years since the Kansas and Missouri Health Information Management Associations have come together for an in-person educational meeting, so we hope you can join us for the KHIMA and MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting at the spacious and beautiful Overland Park Convention Center (OPCC), April 12-14, 2023.

As you may remember, the last joint annual meeting was very well attended and registrants were turned away due to our limited meeting space. This year’s KHIMA and MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting has so much to offer including open, spacious meeting rooms and foyers, free WIFI in the meeting space, up to 31 potential continuing education hours (less than $10 per CE hour), and much more!

The OPCC has many amenities to offer including a sensory room for meeting attendees who may experience sensory overload, along with a lactation room for nursing mothers and is easily located right off Interstate 435.

The host hotel, Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, is conveniently connected with the OPCC via a covered walkway, so you won’t have to worry about inclement weather when attending the meeting sessions. And, don’t miss out on the food and fun that Overland Park has to offer! Click here for a list of things to do in Overland Park.

We hope you take advantage of this educational experience where professionals and friends from Kansas and Missouri come together to celebrate the Health Information profession. Register on or before March 22nd to get the early bird price. 

Register today! We’ll see you there!
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Silent Auction

KHIMA and MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting Silent Auction

MoHIMA/KHIMA members,

The 2023 KHIMA & MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting is coming up soon – April 12, 13, and 14!
We are excited to announce that there will be a silent auction at this year’s conference! Proceeds will benefit Student Scholarship funds for both KHIMA and MoHIMA.

Are you a quilting queen? Or a master gardener? What about an expert gift-giver? Consider donating to the silent auction! Here is a list of possible donation ideas to get you started.
  • Dessert Lover’s Dream - cookies, candies, delicious desserts
  • At-Home Movie Night - popcorn, snacks, DVDs, streaming service gift cards
  • Car Wash Kit - big bucket, car wash soap, mitt, tire brush, cleaning towels
  • Beach Day Basket - romance or mystery novels, sunglasses, sunscreen, margarita mix
  • Gardner's Delight - gardening gloves, kneeling pad, plant shovel
  • Coffee/Tea Basket – tasty coffees, travel mug, teapot, loose-leaf tea infuser
  • Must Love Dogs Basket - dog biscuits, toys, dog waste bags
  • Go Team! – NFL, NCAA merchandise
  • Regional Specialties – items unique to your region of Kansas or Missouri
  • Unique crafts – paintings, drawings, quilts, crocheted or knitted items, anything that showcases your special and unique talents!
  • Gift cards
Please click here to submit your donation entries: Silent Auction Donation Entry Form.

Note: Please do not include any alcohol in the auction baskets. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa McGannon at 785-556-3621 or

Thank you for donating to the silent auction to benefit the students of Kansas and Missouri! Please click below to submit your donation entries. 
Submit Your Donation
Joint Meeting

Interest in Joint Meeting with the Illinois HIMA (ILHIMA)

The MOHIMA Board of Directors would like to get your feedback regarding your interest in attending a one-day education meeting jointly hosted by the Illinois and Missouri Health Information Management Associations.  The number of possible CEU’s earned has yet to be determined but would most likely be in the area of 6 or 7 CEU’s.  This would not replace the current format of the MOHIMA annual meeting but would be an additional education opportunity. 
This would be a one-day meeting in the Fall of 2024 or 2025, with a meeting location in the Edwardsville/Fairview Heights, IL area.  Your input will enable the Board to make an informed decision in advance of committing time and resources to the event.
Click below to take the survey and share your feedback. The survey will close on March 17, 2023.
Take the Survey
HIP Week


HIP WEEK 2023 is April 17 – 21, 2023.
HHS Proposal

HHS Proposes to Standardize Electronic Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signature Processes to Improve the Care Experience for Patients and Providers

CMS, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued the proposed rule, “Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Transaction Standard (CMS-0053-P).” If finalized, the proposed rule would adopt standards for “health care attachments” transactions, such as medical charts, x-rays, and provider notes that document physician referrals, and office or telemedicine visits.

The modifications to the adopted Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) transactions would support both health care claims and prior authorization transactions, standards for electronic signatures to be used in conjunction with health care attachments transactions, and a modification to the standard for the referral certification and authorization transaction. The proposed rule estimates a savings of $454 million annually in administrative costs and is a part of HHS’ and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ongoing efforts to significantly reduce paperwork burdens and empower health care providers to focus on direct patient care and streamline the care experience for patients and providers.

For more information, read the full article by clicking below. 

To view the proposed rule in the Federal Register, click here.

Read the Full Article
CMS Proposal

CMS Proposes Rule to Expand Access to Health Information and Improve the Prior Authorization Process

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing commitment to increasing health data exchange and investing in interoperability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would improve patient and provider access to health information and streamline processes related to prior authorization for medical items and services.

CMS proposes to modernize the health care system by requiring certain payers to implement an electronic prior authorization process, shorten the time frames for certain payers to respond to prior authorization requests, and establish policies to make the prior authorization process more efficient and transparent. The rule also proposes to require certain payers to implement standards that would enable data exchange from one payer to another payer when a patient changes payers or has concurrent coverage, which is expected to help ensure that complete patient records would be available throughout patient transitions between payers.

For more information, read the full article
For a fact sheet on the Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes Proposed Rule (CMS-0057-P)click here.
To view the proposed rule in the Federal Register, click here.

Open Now – The 2023 AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Application 

A total of $100,000 in scholarships is available from AHIMA Foundation for outstanding health information students currently enrolled in health information management or health informatics associate's, bachelor’s, or master’s degree programs.

Before applying, students should review both the FAQ and the application tips covering transcripts, deadlines, essay questions, and more.

Applications are due May 31.

Learn More About the Scholarships

MoHIMA Strategic Plan

It's hard to believe we are already more than halfway through the 2022-2023 MoHIMA Board year! The MoHIMA Board of Directors have been active and engaged in achieving the goals outlined on the 2022-2023 MoHIMA Strategic Plan. Please take a moment to see how much we have accomplished and what we are still working on this Spring.

We look forward to finishing strong and look forward to seeing you all in April at the KHIMA & MoHIMA Joint Annual Meeting! 

Veronica Richardson, RHIA, CHPS
MoHIMA President

Click below to view the strategic plan.

View the Strategic Plan

Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA

Take the Next Step in Your Leadership Journey 
AHIMA is looking for strategic, innovative, dedicated members to be considered for one of our elected roles in 2024. View the opportunities for the AHIMA President/Chair-elect, Board of Directors, CEE member, CCHIIM Commissioners, and Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates on the AHIMA website
The online application will be available in mid-January.  Applications are due March 31, 2023
Please contact with any questions and to indicate your interest in applying. 
CE Hours

Need CE Hours?

If you need continuing education hours, click here to review what MoHIMA has to offer.
Help Students

Help Students With a Professional Practice Experience

All students attending CAHIIM accredited HIT/HIM/HIA programs in the State of Missouri are required to complete clinical hours. The MOHIMA Board is reaching out to our members to see if anyone would be interested in hosting a student during their Professional Practice Experience (PPE). By submitting your name, you are not committing yourself or your facility to hosting a student. You are simply submitting your information as a potential clinical site.

There are many variables to the PPE assignment, and we know there are processes and policies that facilities must adhere to. Therefore, your information will be shared with the Program Directors/ students, and both sides can communicate as to whether the facility can provide the training/shadowing the student needs. 

Click the button below for more details and to submit your information.  We understand that circumstances can change. In the event that you are no longer able to or are interested in hosting students for a PPE, please submit an update through the Contact Us form.
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