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President’s Message

Did you see the message from President Alisha Smith?

Honor a Colleague!

There is still time to submit a nominee for a THIMA Award!  We can all think of colleagues, mentors, and friends who have helped us along our professional path. This is a grand opportunity to honor those special people. The deadline is February 10, 2017do it today!!

AHIMA Announces Changes in CEU Requirements and Credential Status Change

Changes have been announced in
  • CEU requirements for members who have multiple credentials,
  • the calculation of CEUs, and
  • the categories / definitions of credential status.
Read all about it here.

Updated THIMA Bylaws to be Considered during Annual Business Meeting

Recent changes in TN State Law relative to nonprofits and an updated AHIMA Bylaws template have prompted the update of the THIMA Bylaws. The updated version will be presented and considered for adoption at the THIMA Annual Business Meeting on March 9, 2017, during the THIMA 2017 Annual Meeting. The current bylaws are available here

Problems with AHIMA Website

Late last year, AHIMA made several changes to their website particularly to improve MyAHIMA, the CEU Center, and the AHIMA Store. The upgrades resulted in unanticipated problems.

As a result, you may have experienced delays and/or functionality gaps when attempting to submit CEU hours and paying dues. The Customer Relations department has experienced a high volume of phone calls and e-mails, which has resulted in longer wait times than usual. AHIMA is working with their partners to resolve all of these issues.

Here are the new CEU Deadlines:
  • If your recertification cycle ends on December 31, 2016, you have until March 31, 2017, to report your CEUs without incurring a late fee.
  • If you are attempting to reinstate a revoked credential prior to the December 31, 2016, deadline, we have extended the deadline for reinstatement to January 31, 2017.
  • If you are a holder of an AHIMA coding credential (CCA, CCS, CSS-P), the 2016 coding self-review is now available and you will have until March 31, 2017, to complete the self-review.

If your membership renewal is due on December 31, 2016, you may renew at any time.

The problems are expected to be resolved by the end of the month. Everyone appreciates your patience. 
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