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HIPAA COW 2018 Fall Conference
October 12, 2018

WHIMA Release of Information Workshop
March 28, 2019
Wisconsin Dells, WI

WHIMA Annual Conference
May 8-10, 2019
Rothschild, WI

WHIMA 2018 Fall Conference

For those that attended the WHIMA Fall Conference in Neenah, be sure to check the speaker presentation link that you received when you registered and when you received the Conference evaluation and CEU certificate. The speaker presentation link now has the recording for the virtual IG session that was canceled. Unfortunately, there were audiovisual technical issues during the virtual Information Governance session with speakers Jannifer Owens, MSA, BSHA, CCS and Jami Woebkenberg, MHIM, RHIA, CPHI. Since the Conference, all attendees have been provided a link to the recording of this session. Please contact if you have questions.

Call for Speakers

The WHIMA Annual Conference Team is calling all who are interested in speaking at the WHIMA Annual Conference on May 8-10 in Rothschild, WI. If you are interested and able to share your expertise and experience, please complete the Annual Conference Call for Speaker form to be considered.

WHIMA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

The WHIMA Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on September 19!

Christine Williams, RHIA, WHIMA Past President, has been elected as AHIMA Speaker-Elect and will take office January 1, 2019. As a result, Christine will not be able to complete her term as WHIMA Past- President. The Board of Directors approved having Christine resign effective immediately so that a replacement could be appointed and have ample time to orient to the Past-President responsibilities prior to January 1 when the Association becomes very active with Annual Conference, review and update of Bylaws and Policy and Procedures, WHIMA election, etc. 

The Board of Directors appointed Victoria Wolf, RHIT, CPHQ to fill the vacancy of Past-President. Vicky was a Past President of WHIMA in 2011-12. She has served the Association and volunteered as Editor and Team Leader for The Link Newsletter for numerous years. She was a key member of the Task Force for Team Restructure and is currently the Communication Liaison for WHIMA. Welcome, Vicky to the WHIMA Board of Directors!

Thank you, Christine, for your service to WHIMA in many different roles, including President-Elect, President, Past President, and Interim Executive Director. Your dedication to WHIMA is greatly appreciated! WHIMA is honored to have you, one of our very own members and leaders, be in this leadership position at the national level.

Preparing for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

by The Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Team

The Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program would like to remind you participation in Program Year 2019 and beyond requires the acquisition and meaningful use of 2015 edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT) and attestation to a full calendar year of CQMs. Program Year 2019 will be the first year when Eligible Professionals are required to attest to the Stage 3 Meaningful Use objectives and measures. The start of Program Year 2019 is fast approaching! For more information, review the resources below:

Resources Please contact the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program with questions. We look forward to your continued participation in the EHR Incentive Program!

Wisconsin Professional Medical Coders Day

Scott Walker, Governor of the state of Wisconsin, has proclaimed Tuesday, October 2, 2018 as Professional Medical Coders Day!

Thank you to all medical coders who provide invaluable support to physicians, clinics, hospitals, rehab facilities, insurance companies, patients and many others! Your commitment to providing an accurate description for medical diagnosis and procedures is greatly appreciated and deserving of celebration!

Please share with your administrative team.

Happy Wisconsin Coder's Day 2018!

Thank you to the WCTC Health Information Student Club and Cheryl Evans, HIT/MCS Instructor/Club Advisor, for leading the effort with Governor Scott Walker to recognize professional coders in Wisconsin and receive this proclamation.
Professional Medical Coders Day Proclamation

HIPAA COW 2018 Fall Conference

"Satisfy Your Thirst for HIPAA Knowledge"

October 12, 2018
8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Registration is now open!




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