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SCHIMA e-Alert

November 19, 2021

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SCHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting- Call for Speakers

SCHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting – Call For Speakers

The 2022 SCHIMA Annual Meeting will be held July 23 – 25, 2022 at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, South Carolina, 296-7

The SCHIMA Program Committee is soliciting speaker abstracts for 1- or 2-hour education sessions.  To submit your application and be considered for a speaking engagement you may follow the link below and must submit your information by December 31, 2021
 
Specific topics for our program include: 
  • Information Governance 
  • Privacy & Security/HIPAA/ROI 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement 
  • CMS/OIG Updates 
  • Fraud and Abuse 
  • Reimbursement (Pay-for-Performance and Value-Based-Purchasing)
  • Alternative Career Opportunities with the HIM degree 
  • ICD-10/CPT/Clinical Foundations for Coding 
  • Leadership/Change Management/Performance Improvement 
All topics submitted will be considered! 
Only speakers selected for our 2022 SCHIMA Annual Meeting by the SCHIMA Program Committee will be contacted by email to confirm the speaking engagement. 
You may email the SCHIMA committee directly if you have submitted a relevant topic to the Speaker’s Bureau within the past six months at southcarolinahima@gmail.com.
 
Click Here To Complete The Online Speaker Bureau Form
Please click the button above to complete the online Speaker Bureau form. Email or paper submissions will not be accepted.
Act Now

Act Now to Urge Your Representative to Sign onto the Foster-Kelly Letter Asking for Swift Delivery of the ONC Report on Patient Matching

 Advocacy Alert 


We need you to ask your Representative to sign onto a letter from Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) requesting that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) deliver its report on patient matching to Congress as soon as possible.
 
In the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress directed ONC to provide a report on patient identification and matching. ONC has been working over the past two years to prepare this report, originally due to Congress in December 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate issues with patient identification and matching which endanger patient safety and privacy.
 
This year, both the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) bill and the Senate draft Labor-HHS bill have removed Section 510 from their bills, which has historically been a barrier to moving forward a national strategy on patient identification. Now more than ever, Congress needs the recommendations from this report to continue progress towards accurately matching patients with their data.
 
AHIMA needs your help to reach out to your Representative and urge them to sign onto the Foster-Kelly letter and encourage delivery of this vital report to Congress.
 
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