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OrHIMA Education Update

April 20, 2021

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2021 OrHIMA Virtual Annual Meeting

Please join us for the virtual OrHIMA 2021 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting Committee has a great line-up of speakers and topics for you!

We will be offering both live sessions and pre-recorded on-demand sessions which you can listen to on a day and time that works for you. The live sessions will be held on April 22 - 23, 2021, and will also be recorded as on-demand sessions so there are no concerns if you are not able to attend the live sessions.

We hope to see you there! For more information and to register, click here.

FREE Webinar – AHIMA and HFMA Joint Production

Thursday, April 29
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Earn 1 CEU

“Collaboration between Finance and Health Information Drives Revenue Integrity”
This joint webinar, brought to you by AHIMA and HFMA, will feature industry experts discussing best practices for addressing denials and improving revenue integrity.
Learn from an overview of HFMA’s new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), developed by an industry-wide taskforce around claims integrity and denials. You’ll also hear how to use these KPIs in a comprehensive dashboard that monitors progress toward claims integrity and an efficient revenue cycle.
Then, join in a discussion on how robust clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and coding processes can contribute to a reduction in claims denials. Learn about strateges for incorporating claims-based analytics to identify denial trends. It all starts with a multidisciplinary team to create effective organizational processes to strategically reduce these denials.
Register here. Click on the "SIGN IN" Link.

Esteemed Panelists:

Evan Martin
Director of Patient Business Services at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon.
Evan has been an active member of HFMA since 2015 and is currently serving on the Oregon Chapter’s Board of Directors and past Chair of both Patient Account Education Programs and Patient Account Problem Solving.
Alicia Gordon
Manager of Clinical Documentation Integrity Services at DHG Healthcare.
Alicia is a Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CCDS), Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist-Outpatient (CCDS-O), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIP) and an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS and CDI Trainer.
Mary Bessinger
Vice President Middle Revenue Cycle at Optum360
Mary began her career in hospital administration serving in COO and Assistant Administrator positions. She holds an MBA from LeTourneau University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University.
Robin Friday
Director of Nuance’s Clinical Content CoE
Robin is a nurse with 37 years of experience in healthcare education and administration. Holds BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-approved CDI Trainer.



Join us for our April RHIT Exam Prep Meeting.

No CEUs.


April 24, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT

This is a live webinar but will also be available on demand.


Bonnie Altus

Judy Bryan


Michelle Aistear


  • Student Member: $15
  • Student Non-Member: $30
Learn More & Register

Apply Now to Begin or Continue on Your HIM Journey

The annual application period is open for the Fall 2021 cohort in Health Information Management at Portland Community College! Are you looking for an AAS degree program? Do you like healthcare but you don't want to take care of patients? This may be the field for you! Managing their medical records, work with electronic health records, learn medical coding, and more! 

The program is fully online with a required 40-hour directed practice experience at the end of the program which may be on-site or remote, depending on the options available at that time.

We offer transcript credit for coding certifications and credit by examination for experienced HIM professionals.
We have a 90-100% first-time pass rate on the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam with our graduates. Click here to learn more!

COVID Coding for 2021


COVID Coding for 2021


Comprehensive coding education on coding COVID-19 in the inpatient and outpatient setting.


Jodee Holt, RHIT
Jennifer Jones, RHIT, CCS, CCDS


1 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Questions are welcomed – please email to
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AHIMA Introduces Foundational Courses for Key ICD-10 CM/PCS Topics

Polish Forgotten Skills that Are Important to Your Career

In our relentless quest to help our members, we’ve launched a new series of courses from the Haugen Consulting Group. These economical training experiences focus on specific topics that are important to a career in health information. Spend some time with us and learn about these new offerings. Click here for more information.
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