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KHIMA e-Alert

December 3, 2021

Inside this Issue:
Happy Holidays
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.
Call for Board Nominations

Call for Board Nominations

The KHIMA Nominating Committee is excited to share that we are opening the Call for Nominations for the 2022 KHIMA Board Election.
This year we are seeking nominations for the following positions:
(3-year term) 2022-2025
  • 2022-2023: President-Elect
  • 2023-2024: President
  • 2024-2025: Past President
(2-year term) 2022-2024
Nominating Committee Members – 2 positions
(1-year term) 2022-2023
The election will take place in February 2022 and the term for these elected positions will begin July 1, 2022.

Please take a moment to review the position descriptions and requirements by clicking here and submit your nomination(s) for consideration by clicking here.  The deadline for submission is December 15, 2021.


Your role in this process is highly valued, and I thank you in advance for your participation.

Deloris Farthing, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CHTS-TR
KHIMA Past-President
Nominating Committee Chair, 2021-2022
Want to Learn More About AHIMA Access Communities?

Want to Learn More About AHIMA Access Communities?

Join us for a town hall meeting with Annessa Kirby, Director, Volunteer Services and Component Relations at AHIMA.  Annessa will review the new AHIMA Access and answer questions that you may have regarding the new platform.  The town hall meeting will be held on December 14, 2021, from 12:00 – 12:30 CST.  There is no fee to attend the meeting, but you will need to register by clicking here.  Should you have questions, please reach out via the contact us button on the KHIMA website.
Have You Met Your AHIMA Recertification Requirements?

Have You Met Your AHIMA Recertification Requirements?

If your recertification cycle expires at the end of this year and you have not yet met the requirements for renewal, click here to verify your status and take the necessary steps to complete the recertification process. Avoid an inactive status by visiting your CEU Center and submitting the required CEUs with your supporting documentation. To take advantage of the member discount on recertification fees, you must purchase a membership prior to or on the recertification expiration date. Once the membership is paid, your recertification discount will be applied.


As a reminder, each year a percentage of credential holders are randomly selected for an audit. Individuals selected for audits will be required to submit verifiable documentation (for example, certificates of attendance or similar materials) for each activity listed in their CEU Center.


More information on recertification requirements can be found in this Recertification Guide.  Click here for virtual KHIMA education opportunities.
Free Webinar - Data Accuracy and the Patient Experience On-Demand

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 30th, 2022.  This will be a LIVE, IN PERSON meeting.  Stay tuned for more information.
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