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April 30, 2021

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AAHIM 2021 Virtual State Meeting:
Navigating the Tides of Change


26 AHIMA CEUs & 27.6 Nursing CEs Available

Registration Is Now Open!


Join the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM) leadership and membership for our Virtual Annual Conference. Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals from across the state are invited to experience on-demand learning at their own convenience in innovative ways that will translate into real-world solutions and be embraced long after they leave. Broaden your knowledge by participating in our virtual annual conference.
 
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Speaker Highlight

Ralph Martins: A Current Look at Top Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare

Ralph Martins has twenty-five years of experience serving in the cybersecurity, cyberwarfare and intelligence fields. He has consulted to the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. His military experience includes service as a US Marine in Iraq, Africa and Cuba. Mr. Martins is an Adjunct Cybersecurity professor at Webster University and holds the following professional certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Splunk Certified Power User and Project Management Professional (PMP).


AHIMA Triumph Awards - Nominations Open

June 1, 2021 is the Deadline for the 2021 AHIMA Triumph Award Nominations.

Celebrating the Remarkable Contributions of HIM Professionals from Around the Globe, the AHIMA Triumph Awards are national awards designed to recognize those special individuals who have made a difference in the health information (HI) profession. The AHIMA Triumph Awards honor leaders in the HI field, reward contributions that build our knowledge base, recognize excellence in preparing future HI professionals, and encourage fresh talent and new leadership.

Potential sources for nominees could include state leaders, fellows, and other HI professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders.


2021 Nomination Guidelines


Nominees must be AHIMA members or corporate sponsors. Nominations are only acceptable via the online application. No exceptions.

Applications for 2021 nominations are due by June 1, 2021. All nominations must be submitted using the 2021 AHIMA Triumph Awards application in its entirety.

Nominations must follow the nomination guidelines and must include the supporting materials listed below:
  • Individuals who have previously won a particular award are not eligible to win that award again, even if it has been reformatted. They may, however, be nominated for a different award.
  • The nominator is responsible for assuring that all required documentation is collected for the nominee. Incomplete submissions may adversely impact the committee's ability to adequately and fully evaluate a nominee.
  • Members of the AHIMA Triumph Awards committee, the AHIMA Board of Directors, and AHIMA staff are not eligible for awards during their term of service, even if the service for which they would be nominated occurred prior to their term of service or employment.
  • All nomination materials become the property of AHIMA. Materials cannot be returned.
AHIMA strives to reflect in its membership and leadership the diversity within the United States, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, special needs, and other diverse populations. AHIMA encourages the celebration of promotion of diversity through education mentoring, recognition, leadership and other programs.

The AHIMA Triumph Awards committee will review all nominations for determination of award issuance. If none of the nominees for a particular award reflect the level of achievement expected of an award recipient, the committee reserves the right to recommend that the award not be presented.
 

Award Categories

  • Community Service: Advocacy Award
  • Community Service: Mentor Award
  • HI Development: Educator Award
  • HI Development: Literary Legacy Award
  • HI Development: Student Award
  • Leadership: Distinguished Member Award
  • Leadership: Emerging Leader Award
  • Leadership: Leadership Award
  • Leadership: Innovation Award

Board Spotlight - Shamika Yarbrough

Take a moment and meet your Bylaws Committee member and HIM Awareness CO-Chair, Shamika Yarbrough
 


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.
 
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* This is an on-demand webinar.


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 shouser@uab.edu to discuss further.
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