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AAHIM e-Alert 

April 9, 2021

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AAHIM Call for Award Nominations

AAHIM recognizes outstanding contributions made by its members every year and would like you to consider nominating someone for Outstanding New Professional and Distinguished Member.

The process to nominate is very simple and can be found here. You can also find a description of each award on the site.

AAHIM nominations will be accepted through April 16, 2021.

AAHIM Virtual State Meeting Release Date

May 19, 2021

Mark your calendars for AAHIM's virtual state meeting. We were really hoping to be back in person for the 2021 meeting but with travel bans, COVID cases still rising and the hectic state of affairs right now, it makes sense to proceed with caution. We will look forward to seeing everyone in person at the 2022 state meeting!!

More details coming soon!

Documenting Medical Necessity for the 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Changes Webinar – Registration Open!

With medical decision making (MDM) the key element for the new E/M services guidelines, documenting the medical necessity is more important than ever. This session will walk through the key revisions to the E/M guidelines and discuss ways in which basic documentation principles will ensure that the medical record documentation paints a complete picture of the services rendered, and support the medical necessity of code selection for each level.

1 AHIMA/AAPC CEU and 1.2 Nursing CEs will be awarded.
Learn More & Register

* This is an on-demand webinar.

2021 Membership by State and Regional Councils 

FREE Webinar – AHIMA and HFMA joint production

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

Please view the agenda and speaker panel here:
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.
Register here. Click on the "SIGN IN" link.


Congratulations to AAHIM’s Donna Crew, RHIA, Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA and to Pete Furlow for their article that was published in the March 27, 2021 Journal of AHIMA as a Featured Article.

Overcoming Challenges of Merging Multiple Patient Identification and Matching Systems: A Case Study

Virtual Coding Symposium - Registration Is Still Open!

It is not too late to register for the prerecorded two-part AAHIM 2021 Virtual Coding Symposium.  The next release date is June 18 but you can still purchase either one of the mini sessions or the entire meeting. Here's the agenda for both sessions.  Session 1 offers 5.5 CEUs; Session 2 offers 5.5. You will be able to view each recording at your convenience. Click the links below for more information and to register. There are 6 Nursing CEs Available for the March session and 6.5 CEs available for June.
Session 1: Learn More & Register
Session 2: Learn More & Register

Mentee Opportunity

Do you have a completed project? Are you currently working on an HIM related project?

Dr. Shannon Houser, member of AAHIM Board of Directors, chair of Research and Data Analytics Committee, would like to offer her services and expertise to work with you and possibly to publish or present your work. Contact Dr. Houser at to discuss further.

Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week

April 18-24, 2021

Start your celebration now by ordering official #HIPWeek21 merchandise! Click the catalog below to view products available for purchase or go directly to the online store
This year’s theme emphasizes or reminds that as health information professionals we keep health information human, and when health information stays human, it stays relevant.
Download the HIP Week promotional toolkit to access digital materials, zoom backgrounds, logos, and more!
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