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WHIMA Fall Conference - Registration is now open!
September 13, 2018
Bridgewood Resort Hotel

Welcome to the WHIMA 2018 Fall Conference!

Take this one-day opportunity to enhance your professional skills and connect with peers. The Conference offers expert advice on leadership, navigating industry change, and finding a professional future tailored for you. Stay current on CDI, Coding, Reimbursement, and Information Governance while earning up to 7 CEU’s. The Scholarship Drawing offers a chance to invest in future professionals and win fabulous prizes!

The Fall Conference Team chose Creating Connections: Capitalizing on Change as this year’s theme to represent the changes HIM will face and the opportunities these changes offer HIM professionals. Spend the day with WHIMA! Invest in yourself and the future of HIM!

WHIMA Conference Presiding Officer

By Bryanna Bujnowski

Have you ever wondered what kind of work WHIMA volunteers do? Are you looking to expand your networking skills and get your feet wet by becoming more involved in WHIMA? If yes, I have the perfect opportunity for you! One of the best ways to do this is by becoming a Presiding Officer. This role is crucial to the success of WHIMA conferences. Their primary role is to assist during sessions by introducing speakers and ensuring the attendees and speaker(s) have a great session! Perhaps you have been a Presiding Officer in the past but you want learn more about how to better fulfill the roles. View the short WHIMA Presiding Officer Etiquette recording for more information on being a Presiding Officer.

If you want to be a Presiding Officer, please contact the WHIMA Executive Office at or complete the volunteer interest form at

First and Second Quarter Coding Clinic Highlights

AHIMA's weekly E-Alert August 2, 2018

A Journal Web exclusive overviews highlights from the first and second quarter 2018 publications of the American Hospital Association's Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, pertaining to topics such as alcohol abuse and withdrawal, diabetes, and COPD.

This official resource answers questions, features topics, and provides clarifications and corrections to complement the official ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions and instructions when the ICD-10 classification does not provide specific direction.

Since coding touches all facets of our industry, keeping up with Coding Clinic is a good habit for all HIM professionals.


2019 Updates to PCS Guidelines

AHIMA CodeWrite August 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the updates to ICD-10-PCS for Fiscal Year 2019. These changes must be used by coding professionals for inpatients discharged from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. In addition to 392 new codes, eight title revisions, and 216 deleted codes, there will be changes to guidelines A10, B3.7, B6.1a, B3.17, and a completely new guideline added in response to public feedback. Inpatient coding professionals should review these changes in preparation for the implementation of these updates.

Read more

CCHIIM Recertification Policy Updates Coming November 1, 2018

Excerpt from AHIMA Certification Connection July 2018

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is a volunteer group of HIIM professionals responsible for establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIIM professionals and strategic oversight of AHIMA certification programs. They have approved an overhaul of:
  • The HIIM continuing education domains.
  • And a more easily-understood recertification timeline
These policies go into effect November 1, 2018.

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