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December 30, 2022

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REMINDER: Submit Your Continuing Education Hours and Renew Your Membership

If it is time to renew your AHIMA membership, be sure to renew it by logging into your AHIMA account and clicking on manage membership (see screenshot below). Have questions about your membership? Email

Also, if your CE cycle ends on December 31, 2022, verify that you have completed and entered your CE hours in your CEU center via the AHIMA website. Have questions about recertification? Email Click here for a short MyAHIMA tutorial.   

IMPORTANT UPDATE: To simplify the billing process, your membership dues are now billed separately from recertification fees. Membership dues will continue to be collected annually. Recertification fees will be collected bi-annually before your credential end date.  
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Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA

Take the Next Step in Your Leadership Journey 
AHIMA is looking for strategic, innovative, dedicated members to be considered for one of our elected roles in 2024. View the opportunities for the AHIMA President/Chair-elect, Board of Directors, CEE member, CCHIIM Commissioners, and Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates on the AHIMA website
The online application will be available in mid-January.  Applications are due March 31, 2023
Please contact with any questions and to indicate your interest in applying. 
Webinar on demand

KHIMA On-Demand Webinar with Lynn Kuehn: Genitourinary Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS

Virtual Event


Attend this session to learn about genitourinary procedures and how the 2023 additions to the PCS code set make coding easier for some GU procedures. This presentation will clarify the details on assigning reconstruction of GU structures using isolated segments of intestines, including correctly coding isolated segment bypasses. We’ll also cover hand-assisted procedures and many procedures performed on the Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive Systems.

After the training today, attendees be able to:
  • Identify the body parts assigned to the genitourinary systems of Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive.
  • Apply the definitions of the devices and qualifiers unique to these systems.
  • Apply knowledge of root operations to procedures performed and identify procedure details that support the root operation decisions for these systems.
  • Analyze operative report documentation to correctly assign all ICD-10-PCS characters for codes associated with the genitourinary systems.

Course Info

Published Date
November 2022

Total CEs

Data Structure, Content and Information Governance


  • AHIMA/KHIMA Member - $25.00
  • Non-Member - $40.00
  • Student - $10.00


Lynn Kuehn
Learn More and Register

Registration will close at 11:59 PM CT on July 1, 2023.

AHIMA Foundation

AHIMA Foundation

Dear AHIMA Members and Supporters,

Since 1991, AHIMA Foundation has provided scholarships to help educate and train aspiring and current health information professionals. In 2021, we expanded our scope to help consumers better access, understand, and use their health information and guide equitable, evidence-based healthcare system policies and practices. 

Will you make a contribution before the end of the year to help advance this important work? 

5 Ways Your Donations Help:

  1. Fund scholarships for current and aspiring health information professionals.
  2. Elevate insights from health information leaders through our Health Literacy for Health Equity blog.
  3. Honor and share stories about the evolution of the profession through our newly established Health Information History Center.
  4. Support the development and dissemination of low-literacy patient and caregiver resources on health information topics. 
  5. Expand critical research projects focused on eliminating the disparities people experience in accessing and engaging with their health information. 

Your AHIMA Foundation needs your support now more than ever. I hope you will join us and make your year-end gift today!

Thank you,
Donna Bowers, JD, RHIA, CHP
Chair, AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors
P.S. You can double your impact! All gifts made by December 31st will be matched up to $5,000 thanks to a generous match from AHIMA Foundation donors.

AHIMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization recognized by the IRS.  All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID Number: 51-0245159

Make A Donation
CMS Rule

CMS Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes Proposed Rule

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes proposed rule aimed at improving health information exchange and furthering price transparency efforts to assist patients in understanding the cost of their care prior to care delivery.

CMS previously released a similar proposed rule in 2020 that CMS has since retracted and replaced with this proposed rule.

Click below for more information.
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HHS Proposal

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 to read the full article.
AHIMA 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 Codes

New ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Codes Going Into Effect April 1, 2023 

Click here for more details. 
Save the Date

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

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!

Register Now





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