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Inside this issue - June 12, 2015:

ICD-10 Action Needed!

On June 4, Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-6) introduced, H.R. 2652, the Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015.  HIM professionals know that accurate coding is the backbone of the healthcare industry. 

Contact your Members of Congress and voice your support for accurate and complete coding which is only possible with ICD-10!  

Contact Your Member of Congress here.

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News from Memphis HIMA

Interested in serving as an officer or on a committee with MHIMA?  

Contact Rebecca Reynolds or Laritha Boone for more information!

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Senate Finance Committee Advances Medicare Audit and Appeals Bill

(as reported by King and Spalding)

On June 3, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved by voice vote the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare (AFIRM) Act of 2015.  Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) were joined by Committee members in commending the bill as a good balance between rooting out waste and eliminating “bureaucratic water torture” for responsible providers.  Several Senators, on both sides of the aisle, voiced strong support for reforming the Medicare audit program in order to reduce burdens on providers.  


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News Anchor Robin Roberts to Close AHIMA Convention

Description: the closing keynote at this year's AHIMA Convention & Exhibit in New Orleans, LA, September 26–October 1, co-anchor of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" Robin Roberts will talk about realizing her vision despite challenges. In 2007, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer, and diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome five years later, the same day "Good Morning America" took number-one in the ratings.
"If I had saved all of my joy for the destination, I would have missed it." Roberts has written. "We are all so focused on getting 'there,' but…a lot of times, 'there' ends up feeling different than you expected."

Register for Convention at our website.

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Excellent Webinar: LEADING IG

Worth your time!!

Leadership in Information Governance

This is an excellent webinar provided by the HoD. Discussion centered on the tools and resources members need and the challenges they are facing as they lead IG initiatives and increase awareness within their organizations and CSAs. Real-life stories included!

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June 2015
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June 18, 2015
5:30-7:30 PM
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June 25, 2015
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March 9-11, 2016
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