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June 4, 2021

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WHIMA Virtual Annual Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


WHIMA 2021 Fall Conference 

October 7, 2021

Hotel Mead
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

WHIMA Virtual Annual Conference – Registration Now Open!

Since many of our members were unable to attend the in-person WHIMA Annual Conference in Pewaukee on May12-14, we wanted to create a conference just for you! The Annual Conference Team has developed a virtual conference.     

The WHIMA Virtual Conference includes hot topics from the challenges of the new 2021 E/M guidelines, CDI, cancer registry, auditing, information security, ICD 10 PCS to stress. time and procrastination management.  

The Annual Conference Team wants to provide health information professionals with CEU’s that will be beneficial to your career. 

The WHIMA Virtual Annual Conference can be purchased as a package price or individual sessions.  

Learn More and Register

WHIMA 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Hats off to the 2021 WHIMA Scholarship Recipients!  WHIMA proudly continues to support and recognize Wisconsin students pursuing their education as health information professionals, members pursuing graduate education, and members needing financial assistance for professional development.  This year WHIMA provided scholarships to the following people:
  • Laura Gerovac
  • Ellen LeClair
  • Brooke Kolodziej
  • Brian St. Denny
  • Tanya Schmitz
  • Sam Phomsavanh
  • Misty Erickson
  • Kayley McDevitt
  • Jessa Lopas
  • Amy Emerson
  • Jessica Cooper
More Information on the 2021 Scholarships

Mark Your Calendar

The WHIMA Fall Conference will be in person on October 7 at Hotel Meade in Wisconsin Rapids.  The Fall Conference Team is busy planning the agenda.  If you are interested in speaking, please complete the Speaker Bureau Submission Form.  

Tips for Coding Mental, Behavioral Health Services

Everything relevant to the patient's condition must be captured when coding behavioral and mental health services, writes coding auditor and consultant Erin Head. Coding and billing teams should be familiar with the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System and the CMS list of adjustment comorbidities, and they should work closely with physicians to ensure diagnoses are specific.

Full Story: ICD10Monitor (5/25) 

AHIMA News and Resources 

How Members Made a Difference at the AHIMA Virtual Advocacy Summit

From AHIMA E-Alert June 3, 2021

On this episode of HI Pitch, Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, and Susan Clark, chair of the AHIMA advocacy and policy council, talk about the issues discussed and what members accomplished at the AHIMA Advocacy Summit that took place in May, and how to keep the advocacy going. Clarks says, "People say, about getting tattoos, that you get one and you want more. I feel the same way about interacting with my legislators."

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Start Brushing Up for the AHIMA Election

Did you know that voting in AHIMA’s annual leadership election is a member benefit given to all members with the exception of those who are still students?
Here is how it works: 
This year's election will run July 12–26, 2021. Be on the lookout for an email from AHIMA when voting opens. Information on each of the candidates will be on soon. The 2021 ballot candidates were chosen by the AHIMA Nominating Committee based on their qualifications, attributes, and skill sets, with consideration given to all types of diversity.

2021 Ballot Candidates
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