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April 16, 2021

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HIP Week Starts Sunday!

We’re so excited to celebrate Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week next week, April 18 - 24. It’s an opportunity for us to collectively celebrate the impact that health information professionals have on the quality of patient care around the globe.
 
Want to learn more? HIPWeek.org is your one-stop-shop for all things HIP Week. Visit the site to explore:
  • A downloadable toolkit with resources to help your team celebrate
  • Daily activities for you and your team
  • Spotlights on health information heroes who have made an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic (and you can nominate your own hero)
  • Stories about game changers in health information
  • Perspectives on important issues like information blocking, social determinants of health, and patient identification and matching
 


AAHIM 2021 Virtual State Meeting

Registration Is Now Open!


Join the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM) leadership and membership for our Virtual Annual Conference. Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals from across the state are invited to experience on-demand learning at their own convenience in innovative ways that will translate into real-world solutions and be embraced long after they leave. Broaden your knowledge by participating in our virtual annual conference.
 
Learn More & Register

AAHIM Call for Award Nominations

AAHIM recognizes outstanding contributions made by its members every year and would like you to consider nominating someone for Outstanding New Professional and Distinguished Member.

The process to nominate is very simple and can be found here. You can also find a description of each award on the site.

AAHIM nominations will be accepted through todayApril 16, 2021.


Documenting Medical Necessity for the 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Changes Webinar – Registration Open!

With medical decision making (MDM) the key element for the new E/M services guidelines, documenting the medical necessity is more important than ever. This session will walk through the key revisions to the E/M guidelines and discuss ways in which basic documentation principles will ensure that the medical record documentation paints a complete picture of the services rendered, and support the medical necessity of code selection for each level.

1 AHIMA/AAPC CEU and 1.2 Nursing CEs will be awarded.
 
Learn More & Register

* This is an on-demand webinar.

FREE Webinar – AHIMA and HFMA joint production

Thursday, April 29
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Earn 1 CEU


Please view the agenda and speaker panel here:

Collaboration between Finance and Health Information Drives Revenue Integrity

This joint webinar, brought to you by AHIMA and HFMA, will feature industry experts discussing best practices for addressing denials and improving revenue integrity.
Register here. Click on the "SIGN IN" link.


Virtual Coding Symposium - Registration Is Still Open!

It is not too late to register for the prerecorded two-part AAHIM 2021 Virtual Coding Symposium.  The next release date is June 18 but you can still purchase either one of the mini sessions or the entire meeting. Here's the agenda for both sessions.  Session 1 offers 5.5 CEUs; Session 2 offers 5.5. You will be able to view each recording at your convenience. Click the links below for more information and to register. There are 6 Nursing CEs Available for the March session and 6.5 CEs available for June.
 
Session 1: Learn More & Register
Session 2: Learn More & Register

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 shouser@uab.edu to discuss further.
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