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AAHIM e-Alert 

October 1, 2021

Inside this Issue:

Board Spotlight

Meet our Webinars Chair, Leah Ainsworth.

Fiscal Year 2022 MS-DRG, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Update Webinar

Join AAHIM on October 13th from 11:00 am -1:00 for this presentation that will address the FY 2022 updates to the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Code Sets and Official Coding Guidelines with an emphasis on their impact in the acute care setting. Revisions to the FY 2022 MS-DRG Grouper logic will also be reviewed.

This webinar has been approved 2 AHIMA CEUs and 2.4 Nursing CEs

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Showcase the Authentic You

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.

AAHIM Rocks- Look at How AAHIM Members are Involved at the National Level

On September 22nd during the AHIMA21 Triumph Award ceremony Dr. Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA received the AHIMA Mentor Award.  Congratulations!

Speaker of the House of Delegates

AAHIM’s Jeannine Cain, AHIMA Speaker of the House of Delegates talks about volunteering. Please read below to see how she started early in her career volunteering on a committee with AAHIM and ended up leading us at AHIMA.
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Healthcare Fraud Summit

Healthcare Fraud Summit

We invite you to join us for the 3rd annual Healthcare Fraud Summit on October 13 and 14, presented by InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance and the FBI Birmingham Division, in partnership with Kassouf & Co, P.C., Alabama Healthcare Executive Forum, AAHIM, and other healthcare organizations.

Your AAHIM VIP ticket includes free access to all sessions, networking, and a 50% discount on the CEUs ($29 for up to 11 hours). 

AHIMA Updates 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan

AHIMA Updates 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan

AAHIM has updated our 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan to highlight key wins from 2020 and to look ahead as we continue to live this plan. Check it out at
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Upcoming Regional Council Dates

  • Statewide Regional Council Meeting-
    October 20th from 5pm - 7pm
    Webinar Format - More information coming soon
    There will be door prizes!

  • Birmingham
    December 10, 2021

    February 18, 2022
    April 15, 2022
    June 17, 2022
  • Southeast -
    November 17th at 3pm

Please contact Karen Price at with any questions.

Coding Topic Suggestions

AAHIM is soliciting suggestions for future coding education.  Please email any ideas to
2 Regional Council President Positions are Open

1 Opening for a President of the North Central Council

If you want to get involved, network and be a leader in HIM, please consider stepping up and filling the one opening for a President of the North Central Council.  If interested, please reach out to Karen Price at for more information.  
Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation

Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation

AHIMA Foundation is hosting a Health Literacy Scholarship Essay Contest (Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation) open to health information students at an associate, bachelor, graduate, or doctoral level. The applicants do not need to be AHIMA members. The submission period for the contest is 9/1-10/15, and the winner will be awarded in December, the winner receives $5000.

AAHIM & Advocacy

AHIMA has added a link that each member can access to contact their representative or senator to ensure they are aware of our advocacy priorities. It only takes a  minute to complete. Please Alabama HIM members take a moment to visit the link and contact your representatives!

Save the Date

2022 Annual Meeting:

  • April 25-27
  • Orange Beach Convention Center
    Orange Beach, AL.

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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