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October 29, 2021

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KHIMA Scholarships

KHIMA Scholarships

KHIMA is excited to announce our continued support for education through our scholarship program! Students enrolled in their final year of study at an accredited HIM program are encouraged to apply, and awards will be presented at the KHIMA Annual Meeting. All application materials are available at the KHIMA website and are submitted online. Be sure to review the criteria and complete the required online submission forms on our website prior to the October 31st deadline.  
ACT NOW!

ACT NOW!  Tell the Senate to Support the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

 Advocacy Alert 


The bipartisan "Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act" has recently been introduced in the US Senate. We need your outreach to build support for this important legislation.

 

Prior authorization continues to be the number one administrative burden identified by healthcare providers. In a 2018 report by the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General, it was found that Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) overturned 75 percent of their own denials each year. These denials risk patient safety and add burdens to an already overburdened healthcare system.

 

A 2020 survey from the American Medical Association stated that 30 percent of physicians reported that prior authorization requirements have led to a serious adverse event for a patient in their care. This legislation would modernize the way Medicare Advantage plans and healthcare providers use prior authorization, removing unnecessary steps and complications for patients while streamlining administrative processes associated with prior authorization.   

As an AHIMA member, you are the voice of health information on the Hill.

 

Contact your US Senators and ask them to support this vital legislation. Click the link below to email your Members of Congress now.

Act Now
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.
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.
AHIMA dHealth™

AHIMA dHealth™

Ciitizen has been designated AHIMA dHealth™ Approved for its commitment to protecting personal health data. Ciitizen is a patient-centric consumer health technology platform that enables patients to collect, store and share their medical records in a single location for more personalized treatment options, including rapid participation in clinical trials.
 
Check here for more information on AHIMA dHealth™
Take Action

Take Action

This year, one of AHIMA’s legislative priorities has been the increased focus on social determinants of health data. AHIMA believes that public policy must establish global standards that promote the capture, use, maintenance, and sharing of social determinants of health, and that it must further promote healthcare delivery and financing models that are designed to integrate social determinants into the clinical setting. Policy must also enhance the sharing of social determinants across clinical and community-based organizations, prioritize privacy, and promote the ethical collection and use of social determinants. Additionally, public policy must be crafted that embraces the role of health information professionals.


The Improving Social Determinants of Health Act (S 104/HR 379) would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a program to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities by coordinating CDC social determinants of health (SDOH)-related activities and improving the capacity of public health agencies and community organizations to address social determinants.

 

We need you to act now! Contact congress and ask them to support and cosponsor S 104/HR 379 to improve the use of social determinants data in our communities.

 

To Take Action: Click here
Or click here for more information.
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 the following key areas.

JCCC’s Virtual Computing Science & Information Technology (CSIT) Reverse Career Fair

Find your future employees at JCCC’s virtual Computing Science & Information Technology (CSIT) Reverse Career Fair November 12 from 9 a.m.-noon via the JobLinks platform.
 
Meet and visit with JCCC students – your potential employees – representing these programs:
 
  • Computer Science/Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Game Development
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care Information Systems
  • Medical Information & Revenue Management
  • Web Development
  • User Experience/Digital Media
 
Our students are eager to connect with you and will be prepared with their résumés and samples of their work. Be ready to answer questions about your company’s size, culture, required skills and job opportunities. Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged.
 
While students are looking for career conversations, we’re confident they are qualified to fill positions for full- or part-time employment, internships or job shadowing. Registration deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.
 
Reserving your spot is just a click away.
 
Click Here to RSVP Today
Members are also welcome to contact me at aleitnak@jccc.edu with any questions!
 
Amanda M. Kraus, RHIA
Department Chair / Associate Professor
JCCC Medical Information & Revenue Management
 
Note:  By providing the above information, KHIMA is not endorsing JCCC or the JCCC Career Fair.
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