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eNews from MHIMA 
February/March 2022

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Montana HFMA/MHIMA
2022 Spring Conference

Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT
April 27-29, 2022


MHIMA Member Spotlight 


Brenda Huston, RHIT, CPC

I became an AHIMA member in 2015 while studying to get my associate's degree and obtained my RHIT in October 2018.  Currently am the HIM Director at Bitterroot Health Daly Hospital in Hamilton Montana.  I began working in healthcare at St Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula MT in 1984 as a transcriptionist, quickly moved into coding and obtained my CPC, spent 25 plus years coding interventional radiology, cardiology, Emergency room, Obstetrics, and gynecology, pain management and anesthesia. With the knowledge I have gained I moved into practice management in a pain management clinic.  In 2010 my husband and I moved to North Dakota where I continued to code and soon became the director of medical records where I began my journey to become an RHIT. In May 2017 we then moved back to Missoula where I became the director of revenue cycle for professional service at Community Medical center.  With the desire to live in the Bitterroot where I was raised as a child, I always had an eye out for open positions in Hamilton.  Since joining Bitterroot Health in January 2021, my husband and I have moved to Hamilton with our two dogs Gracie and Lilly.  We enjoy the outdoors, camping, side by side riding.  I enjoy reading, relaxing listening to the sound of nature.    With a desire to audit and investigate denials, my desire to accomplish new goals never ends.


Congratulations to Newly Credentialed Members

  • Sarah Hall, RHIT, CCS
  • Brooke Derevage, RHIT
  • Miranda Bragg, CCA


AHIMA & Industry Resources

AHIMA Advocacy Resources


Surveys are Back: Hot Topics You Need to Know About


HealthTechS3 recently hosted a free webinar called “Surveys are Back: Hot Topics You Need to Know About” presented by Carolyn St. Charles.  After the presentation, the attached Survey Preparation Checklist was provided.   We thought it would be valuable to your work!
 
You can also find the checklist, along with a TON of survey preparedness tools on the PIN Website.
 
And to attend future free webinars from HealthTechS3, check out the flyer!


Take the Next Step in Leadership - Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA


AHIMA is looking for strategic, innovative, dedicated members to be considered for one of our five elected roles in 2023. 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.  Please contact profession.governance@ahima.org  with any questions and to indicate your interest in applying.  The application link will be sent to you once it is available.
 
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