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MSHIMA 2016 Member Survey


The following survey is designed to better understand the needs and desires of MSHIMA members. The questions are concise but designed specifically so that the board of directors and staff may understand what sessions and leadership opportunities should be explored for the benefit of each individual member. In addition, completion of this survey will assist MSHIMA representatives to understand how to deliver continuing education in wake of AHIMA's adjustment to its member benefits.

The survey should take less than 2 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time.

Click here to take the survey.

The survey will close February 27, 2016.

MSHIMA Leadership Nominations Now Accepted


Applications are now being accepted for MSHIMA leadership positions. Available positions include president-elect, northern liaison, central liaison, southern liaison, and nominating committee. According to MSHIMA by-laws, at least two nominations are required for board officer positions, and at least 6 nominations are required for the nominating committee.  Please e-mail us at mshima@mshima.org with the following information for the nominee: full name, e-mail, phone, employer and job title. We will contact each nominee for additional information.

CCHIIM approves an extension of the deadline to earn and record ICD-10 CEUs


CCHIIM re-evaluated the ICD-10 CEU Requirement and approved an extension of the deadline to earn and record ICD-10 CEUs. Prior to this extension, policy deadlines were both the last day an individual could earn ICD-10 CEUs in addition to having their credential(s) placed into inactive status. The new deadline to earn and record the required number of ICD-10 CEUs for RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCA, CCS-P, and CHPS holders is March 31, 2016. As required by the current policy, holders of these credentials will be placed in an inactive status on their original deadline date of either December 31, 2015 or January 31, 2016, but will still be able to earn and report CEUs until March 31, 2016 in order to avoid the credentials being moved to a revoked status.

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2015


In 2015, heath IT got BIG: Big data. Big data breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.

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ICD-10 Post-Implementation: Coding Basics Revisited MLN Connects® Video

 
In this video, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) discuss the unique characteristics and features of the new coding system.

Video: ICD-10 Post-Implementation: Coding Basics Revisited

Telemedicine: A Virtual Compliance Jigsaw Puzzle


Telemedicine has quickly become the hottest topic in healthcare delivery, as the industry strives to adapt to its murky waters of compliance. New services, such as Zwivel, are coming online with unprecedented frequency, piquing the interest of physicians and administrators about the unknown possibilities of telemedicine. “Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by this trend,” said Michael Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute and general counsel for Medical Justice Services, a 4,000-member group with physicians in all 50 states.

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