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September 2019


MSHIMA Representatives Attend AHIMA House of Delegates

Four MSHIMA members attended and participated in the AHIMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago recently.  Members included president Lorie Mills, president-elect Kory Hudson, second-year delegate Diane Jones, and first-year delegate Susan Perkins.  More information from House of Delegates will be released next month, but the meeting was reported to be positive with strong outcomes to push the profession forward.

Tuesday, September 24 is Patient ID Day

Since 1999, Congress has prohibited the use of appropriated funds by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to "promulgate or adopt any standard for a unique health identifier..." This limitation remains in place and is a barrier to public-private sector collaboration in accelerating and scaling effective patient identification and matching solutions.

US House of Representatives adopted an amendment striking the language.  The Senate should do the same!

We need to make sure that Congress rejects inclusion of the ban in the final spending package that Congress sends to the President to be signed into law. To do this, we need your help.

It is easy to help! To expedite correspondence, we have generated a message to your elected officials. Just type in your zip code and personal information to express your support for removal of the ban.
Click Here To Visit AHIMA’s Advocacy Action Center

Upcoming MSHIMA Northeast Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
Location: ICC –Tupelo, Health Science Building
The speaker will be Brandon Phillips, SVP of Operations and Development for SoftScript, Inc. and tentatively Christine Williams, speaker elect for AHIMA House of Delegates to join him for his presentation.

Be Sure to “Like” Us on Facebook

If you have not already had the opportunity to ‘Like’ the MSHIMA Facebook page, we encourage you to do so.  We often post engaging content and links to articles and events that may be of interest to you.

On-Demand Webinars

MSHIMA has partnered with Faircode to offer six On-Demand webinars on a variety of HIM topics.  See the following for a list of available webinars that you may view.  There are group discount options for in-house trainings or mass-broadcast for Councils.
Acute Kidney Injury and Obesity
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Acute Respiratory Failure
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Congestive Heart Failure
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Keeping Up with Disparate Health Care Access Methods and Demands

Patients today have a number of choices for how and where they access healthcare services, many of which exist beyond the traditional physician office and acute care hospital. Take for example urgent care centers—completely different from a free-standing emergency room or a mid-level clinic. Generational differences and the demand for individualized care, along with ever-increasing advancement in technology, have a significant impact on healthcare that will continue to bring about change in the industry.
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Tackling ROI Automation for a Large System

West Virginia University Medicine (WVU) has more than 10 hospitals and affiliates across five states. For a system this large, the task of implementing an automated release of information (ROI) workflow was anything but easy. There was variation in policies and procedures, billing methodologies, and staff knowledge at every turn. When tackling this process, Christine Metheny, RHIA, CHPS, CHTS-IM, knew that systems were fragmented.
Ultimately, WVU decided that the solution was a technology-enabled ROI system. In order to implement it, five things were needed.
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MSHIMA Job Board

The MSHIMA website contains a job board available for those seeking employment and those looking to hire qualified HIM professionals in Mississippi. The job board is free to use for all MSHIMA members.

Click here to access this great membership tool.

MSHIMA Legal Manual Now Available

The latest edition of the MSHIMA Legal Manual is now available for purchase and download. This manual includes state and federal guidelines and policies for health information management. Stay up to date on the latest updates on policy and download your copy today!
MSHIMA Legal Manual
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