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Clinical Analyst 2, Clinical Documentation
PinnacleHealth System

Interim Coding Manager
United Audit Systems, Inc.

Remote Outpatient Coding Specialist
Health Information Associates
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Meet the Candidate Webinar with Valerie Watzlaf, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), we are honored to endorse Valerie Watzlaf, Ph.D., MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA for the position of President/Chair-Elect of the AHIMA Board of Directors.
On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm eastern PHIMA is sponsoring a “meet the candidate” webinar. We invite you and your CSA members to attend at no cost. For those members that cannot attend, the session will be recorded and made available on the PHIMA website at Here is the information for attending the webinar on July 20th (provide details on accessing the webinar and advertising the webinar)

Dr. Watzlaf has served AHIMA, PHIMA and her regional association, WPHIMA, with incredible dedication. She is a tireless advocate for the health information management profession. She is always willing to give of her time and experience to speak to our members and when she does she is often presenting about the future of the profession. Dr. Watzlaf has always been visionary, looking forward to the growth of the HIM profession and what is coming next in the industry. In every conversation she demonstrates a passion for HIM. She is an excellent ambassador of our profession. 
Most importantly, Dr. Watzlaf is dedicated to educating and supporting others in the profession. She is committed to her students and truly cares about their experience and learning. Not only does she spend her time educating her students, but she has spent numerous hours preparing and presenting educational topics for our PHIMA and regional members. Dr. Watzlaf continues to have a major impact on generations of AHIMA and PHIMA members. 
Dr. Watzlaf brings integrity, intelligence, poise and enthusiasm to each endeavor. The PHIMA Executive Board and the members of PHIMA support Dr. Watzlaf one hundred percent. AHIMA will benefit greatly from Dr. Watzlaf’s leadership. 
Please join us on July 20th as we speak with Dr. Watzlaf, our candidate for AHIMA President/Chair.
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Save The Date – AHIMA Voting

Vote for your PHIMA members in the AHIMA election! Polls open July 31 – August 14, 2017

Check out the candidates’ information and videos here.
ICD-10 Pulse

In ICD-10, there is limited use of NOS and NEC categories.  Most diagnoses and procedures need to have specifics documented rather than using NOS or NEC.&nIn ICD-10-PCS, the procedure codes are precisely defined even when NOS and NEC are used.

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