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KHIMA e-Alert

December 09, 2022

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By The Numbers

By the Numbers – Second Quarter 2022

This second quarter of 2022 showed an increase over the first quarter with 197 reported events. This is similar to the number of events in the second quarter of 2021, and nearly double the number of events in Q2 2020.

We must continue to stress that the threat of continued cybercriminal activity remains high. Click below for more information.
 
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KHIMA Election Call

Help Lead KHIMA - Election Call for Nominations

Call for KHIMA Board Nominations

The KHIMA Nominating Committee is excited to share that we are opening the Call for Nominations for the 2023-2024 KHIMA Board Election.

This year we are seeking nominations for the following positions:

President-Elect
  • (3-year term) 2023-2026
  • 2023-2024: President-Elect
  • 2024-2025: President
  • 2025-2026: Past President
Delegate
  • (2-year term) 2023-2025
Director
  • (2-year term) 2023-2025
Secretary/Treasurer
  • (2-year term) 2023-2025
Nominating Committee Members – 2 positions
  • (1-year term) 2023-2024
The election will take place in February 2023, and the term for these elected positions will begin July 1, 2023.

Please take a moment to review the position descriptions and requirements by clicking here and submit your nomination(s) for consideration by clicking below. 

MEMBERS WHO SUBMIT A CANDIDATE NAME FOR NOMINATION WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A FREE KHIMA EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR.

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

Brenda Olson, M.Ed, RHIA, CHP
KHIMA Past-President
Nominating Committee Chair, 2022-2023
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HHS Proposes New Protections to Increase Care Coordination and Confidentiality for Patients With Substance Use Challenges

New Proposed Rule to Implement the Bipartisan CARES Act Legislation
 
Today, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 (“Part 2”), which protects patient privacy and records concerning treatment related to substance use challenges from unauthorized disclosures. Specifically, today’s proposed rule increases coordination among providers in treatment for substance use challenges and increases protections for patients concerning records disclosure to avoid discrimination in treatment.

Click here for the full article.
Act Now

Act Now to Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills

As Congress is working to pass a final federal budget before the end of the year, we need your help to urge Congress to finally repeal Section 510 from the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Labor-HHS appropriations bill.
For the fourth year, the US House of Representatives has repealed Section 510 from its Labor-HHS appropriations bill, and for the second year the Senate draft, Labor-HHS bill also removed Section 510 from their bill. We need you to write your members of Congress to ensure the ban remains out of the final version of the bill. Section 510 has been a barrier to moving forward with a national strategy on patient identification, and this is the year we must ensure its repeal.

AHIMA needs your help to reach out to your members of Congress and urge them to support the repeal of Section 510.
 
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Advocacy Summit

2023 Advocacy Summit

The 2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit is where health leaders and policymakers come together to address important key policy issues related to health data and health information.
 
This two-day event, taking place March 20–21, 2023, in Washington, DC, includes a Public Policy Institute on March 20. This institute is open to both members and non-members, will focus on:

  • Improving individuals’ health journey through access to information, privacy, and equity
  • Ensuring the quality and integrity of health information
  • Advancing healthcare transformation 

AHIMA members also have an opportunity to advocate for issues impacting the health information profession to their elected officials during our Capitol Hill Day on March 21. Click here for more information.

New ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes going into effect April 1, 2023

Read the full article here. 

Mark Your Calendars!

KHIMA and MoHIMA will hold a joint Annual Meeting on April 12-14, 2023, at the Overland Park Convention Center.
  • Click below for more information and to book your hotel room.
  • Interested in presenting? Click here.
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2023 Code Updates –
Bundle & Save!

Ensure your team is ready for the 2023 updates without breaking your budget!

We offer individual and group rates. Our group rate allows everyone within your healthcare facility to view the webinars and earn AHIMA/AAPC CEUs for just $149/webinar. Save an additional 5% on registration when you buy 2 or more titles.

  • Extra Extra! Hear All About the 2023 ICD-10-PCS Updates - 1 CEU - Available August 25
  • Countdown to 2023: ICD-10-CM Updates - 1.5 CEU - Available August 25
  • IPPS Updates for 2023 - Upcoming - 1 CEU - Available September 22
  • 2023 E/M Changes - 1 CEU - Available October TBD
  • 2023 CPT Updates Facility - 1 CEU - Available December 15
  • 2023 CPT Updates for Profee - 1 CEU - Available December 15

Click below to register and remember to select your CSA at checkout!
 

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