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April 2019

President's Message

Good Day Everyone!! 
I hope you are have a great year so far. We have many moving parts right now in our association and it is a great time to be a part of the new changes. AHIMA recently announced its new vision and mission, and we are embracing it with excitement. I hope the new path will lead to a revitalization of AHIMA and engage our membership for the future. 
It is that time of year for award nominations. Many times the only submissions that we have are from Board Members. I believe many deserving people miss out on the recognition they deserve because no one takes the time to honor them with a submission. All of the information you need in order to complete a submission can be found on the MSHIMA website as well as in this newsletter, or you can simply click here.

Several of the HIM educators and HIM industry leaders in Mississippi met recently at Mississippi State University to work on a curriculum for an HIT program to be introduced in the high school setting. We believe this will help to propel the interest of many young people into our field. We believe that we created a well-rounded overview of what HIT is and the many career paths it can afford to graduates. The program will be voluntary for school districts, but we will be working with them to understand the benefits of offering this to their students. There is also a need for instructors in this endeavor. If this is something you would consider as a possible career change, please reach out to us.  
We are putting the finishing touches on the state meeting. Please visit the website for the agenda and registration. Please go ahead and register so we can prepare for meals and breaks.  
Have a blessed month and reach out to us if you have any needs. 

Lorie B Mills, RHIT, CCS

Nominations Open for

Nominations are open for one of the many professional awards offered each year through MSHIMA. Are you or a colleague deserving of recognition for going above and beyond as a student or professional? You may learn more about the awards or nominate online by clicking here.

Be Sure to “Like” Us on Facebook

If you have not already had the opportunity to ‘Like’ the MSHIMA Facebook page, we encourage you to do so.  We often post engaging content and links to articles and events that may be of interest to you.

MSHIMA Annual Meeting

“Back to the Future: Back to Basics”
June 12-14, 2019  |  Jackson Marriott

HHS Extends Comment Period
for Interoperability Rules

The extension for interoperability rule comments came the same day HHS opened for comments on the second draft of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.

Securing Our Future – Introducing AHIMA’S New Mission and Vision Statements

We are writing today to give you important news about our association. We are excited to introduce AHIMA’s new mission and vision statements:

AHIMA’s Mission:
Empowering people to impact health

AHIMA’s Vision:
A world where trusted information transforms health and healthcare 
by connecting people, systems, and ideas

These statements were designed to be bold, to be transformative, and to be inspirational. Together with the AHIMA Board of Directors, we believe they will enhance the value of the HIM profession and position the association as a leader in the future healthcare ecosystem. 

Death by A Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

Electronic health records were supposed to do a lot: make medicine safer, bring higher-quality care, empower patients, and yes, even save money. Boosters heralded an age when researchers could harness the big data within to reveal the most effective treatments for disease and sharply reduce medical errors. Patients, in turn, would have truly portable health records, being able to share their medical histories in a flash with doctors and hospitals anywhere in the country—essential when life-and-death decisions are being made in the ER.

MIPS: Check Your Preliminary 2019 Eligibility

Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your eligibility status for the 2019 performance period under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Enter your National Provider Identifier to find out if you need to participate in MIPS during the 2019 performance year.

MSHIMA Job Board

The MSHIMA website contains a job board available for those seeking employment and those looking to hire qualified HIM professionals in Mississippi. The job board is free to use for all MSHIMA members.

Click here to access this great membership tool.

MSHIMA Legal Manual Now Available

The latest edition of the MSHIMA Legal Manual is now available for purchase and download. This manual includes state and federal guidelines and policies for health information management. Stay up to date on the latest updates on policy and download your copy today!
MSHIMA Legal Manual
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