CNN Monthly e-Alert
March 2011

Share your Knowledge Be a Mentor

In effort to share expertise across the region, CPHIMA has begun a mentor program.  The purpose of this program is to provide a resource for students, a new professional or interested others the opportunity to network with a seasoned professional in their area of interest and/or expertise. 

If you are interested in either serving as a mentor or in being mentored, please send the following information to Nathan McWilliams.  He will provide you with the name and contact information of an individual of like interest. 
  • NAME
  • AREA OF INTEREST (i.e., inpatient coding, outpatient coding, management, transcription, abstracting, etc.)

Business Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2011


­President, Laura Rizzo called the meeting to order at 11:50 a.m.
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the December 17, 2010 Business Meeting were approved as presented in the CNN eAlert and on the CPHIMA website.  All members in attendance approved.  Motion to approve by Kristine Lucabaugh, second by Nathan McWilliams
Dan Christopher presented the membership report.  He also announced and introduced the new members.
Current membership:
Membership Total    227
Active    134
Associate    12
Student    80
Honorary     1
Treasurer’s Report:
Michelle Hilton reported the following Treasurer’s report as of March 1st:
Summary of the December 2010 Educational Session

Members  $  1391.25
Non-Members   $  2695.72
Vendor Sponsorships $   500.00
Total  $ 4587.07
Expenses     $  5472.43
Net loss      ($885.36)
Summary of CPHIMA Funds
Checking Account                                  
Balance on hand as of 10/01/2010    $ 11,432.69
Deposits    $ 7799.43
2nd quarter disbursement(s)   $5999.28
Assets in account   $ 13,232.84
Money Market as of 10/1/2010   $10,624.27
Total assets on hand as of 1/1/2011   $23,857.11
Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 is posted on the website
CPHIMA Mentoring Program
Nathan McWilliams reminded everyone about the mentoring program.  They had one student sign up and was successfully matched with a mentor.  Information about the mentoring program has been sent out via the listserve and is on the website.   If you are interested in becoming a mentor or being mentored, please contact Nathan McWilliams or any board member.
Base Camp
PHIMA Board agreed that duplication of the Board of Directors website and Base Camp is confusing.  All documents will be moved on to Base Camp and deleted from the website.  Information pertinent to all member will remain on the website, with historic documents filed in Base Camp.
CPHIMA Distinguished Member
Kim Murawski was nominated and chosen for the CPHIMA Distinguished Member Award.  Kim has served Program Director since 2005 and has helped to provide outstanding education sessions.  Kim couldn’t be here today, so we will honor her at the June meeting.
PHIMA Ballot for 2011-2012
Nathan McWilliams and the nominating committee, Jim Bifano and Karen Tinney have recruited one individual for each open position. Open positions are:  President-Elect, Treasurer, Director, and Program Director.  Ballots will be sent out via KnowledgeConnex by April 28. Please vote.  Also, please consider volunteering to be on the ballot or becoming a committee chairperson.  Kristine Lucabaugh, President-Elect is looking for individuals to be on the 2011-2012 board.
2011-12 Membership Renewal and Planning Survey
 Will be sent out in late May or early June.
CPHIMA Member Masters’ Program Survey—future of Medical Transcription
Thank you to everyone that participated in this survey.  Grace LaConte has agreed to share her Masters’ Paper when it has been finalized.
Proposed Budget for 2011-2012
The board approved the proposed budget that Kristine Lucabaugh prepared with several amendments.  The board agreed to increased the meeting rates by $10 in order to cover expenses.  Once amendments have been made, the proposed budget will be posted on the website.
2011 Annual Meeting
May 9-11 at the Hershey Lodge.   Meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Monday and ends @ noon on Wednesday.  President’s reception is Monday evening.
PHIMA Distinguished Member
There were nominations for 3 individuals.  Final announcement will be made in the near future.
Other PHIMA Updates

  • ICD-10 Task Force-Laurine Johnson.   Several representatives from CPHIMA are on the Task Force—Adele King, LGH, Chris Leiphart, Ephrata, Trish Stoltzfus, Pinnacle.  The task force is looking to start lunch and learns for anatomy and physiology courses.
  • Hill Day planned for May 11 immediately following the annual meeting.  There will be bus transportation from Hershey to Harrisburg.  More details are forth coming.  Hill day provides an opportunity to discuss the HIM profession with our local representatives.
  • AHIMA Hill Winter Team Talks and Hill Day, March 28 & 29 in Washington DC.  Laura Rizzo will be attending the national AHIMA Hill day.
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association Meeting in Lancaster, PA, March 31 and April 1
Door Prize
Winner:  Amy McNelly - $25 Gift card to Olive Garden
Job Announcements
No new job announcements
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:05 pm
Motion to adjourn:
Motion:  Michelle Hilton
Second:  Lisa Hershey
The next educational session is scheduled for Friday, June 17 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Respectfully submitted,
Lauren Houseal, RHIA
CPHIMA Secretary

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