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ILHIMA e-Alert 

December 20, 2022

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Time to Renew

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. 

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.

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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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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 

Read the article here. 
Save the Date

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ILHIMA Annual Conference
  • April 20-21, 2023
  • Tinley Park Convention Center
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New Rule

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.
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