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Call for CHIA Leadership Nominations for the 2017 CHIA Ballot
Nominations for CHIA Board of Directors and AHIMA Delegates for the 2017 CHIA Ballot are now being accepted through October 3, 2016. Each term of office will begin July 1, 2017. 

We are interested in you! We all have many gifts and talents. Why not consider sharing these talents as a CHIA Officer or Delegate? With your help, we can continue the tradition of nominating highly qualified and experienced members for leadership positions. 

Learn more about the nomination process, the CHIA Board and AHIMA Delegate positions, and submit a nomination today.
Call for Presentations - 2017 CHIA Convention & Exhibit
CHIA is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2017 CHIA Convention & Exhibit being held in Sacramento, California on Saturday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 14, 2017. 

If you have ideas for speakers or topics, or are interested in speaking, let us know now! We are seeking presentations that offer practical approaches and solutions of interest to health information management professionals,  health information policy-makers and health information technology professionals. We're looking for topics that will stimulate new ideas and a greater understanding of new systems and applications. Presentations on current issues and best practices are welcomes as well.

Submit a completed online CHIA Convention Program Proposal  by October 7, 2016 for consideration.
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Everyday Information Governance (2 CEUs) 
Thursday, September 22; 11a - 12:30p 
Presented by Linda L. Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA 

All information-intensive industries discover that adoption of IT brings with it the need to formalize the governance of data and information. EHR adoption and the growing uses for information means that information governance (IG) is now getting much needed attention by health care organizations. IG is not new to health care and certainly not new to HIM. HIM has been advocating for managing information according to principles of IG for many decades. What is new is the need to formalize IG practices across the health care enterprise and to put IG oversight mechanisms in place. 

This webinar introduces practical ways of thinking and talking about IG and promoting it in your organization. It focuses on HIM functions that are integral to IG and describes use cases illustrating how HIM professionals are advancing IG everyday through effective information management. 

ICD-10 Troubleshooting: Tips from Coders to Coders (2 CEUs) 
Wednesday, September 28; 11a - 12:30p 
Presented by Stacy Hardin, RHIT, CCS and Dana Brown, RHIA, CHC 

ICD-10 Troubleshooting is a dynamic presentation composed of real life question and answer scenarios (Inpatient and Outpatient) submitted by coders and answered by a team of AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers. This presentation will include diagnosis and procedure coding tips for areas challenging to coding professionals including key concepts and definitions related to ICD-10 CM/PCS. 

The coding professional will be presented with real life questions/scenarios and an explanation of the processes used to arrive at recommended codes will be provided. Brief illustrations and information designed to assist the coding professional apply and expand knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology used to assign specific codes will be included. Information on knowledge gaps that that have been encountered within ICD 10 CM/PCS since implementation, as well as identified gaps in documentation and CDI opportunities will be reviewed.
What's Happening in HIM This Week
What is the Security Risk Assessment Tool (SRA Tool)? 
Posted on HealthIT, September 12, 2016 

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recognizes that conducting a risk assessment can be a challenging task. That's why ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), developed a downloadable SRA Tool [.exe - 91.3 MB] to help guide you through the process. This tool is not required by the HIPAA Security Rule, but is meant to assist providers and professionals as they perform a risk assessment. 

The SRA Tool takes you through each HIPAA requirement by presenting a question about your organization's activities. Your "yes" or "no" answer will show you if you need to take corrective action for that particular item. There are a total of 156 questions. Learn more here.
Track ICD-10 Progress and Manage Your Revenue Cycle
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, September 9, 2016

Now is a good time to review how you use ICD-10. Key performance indicators (KPIs) can help you manage your revenue cycle and track your ICD-10 progress. By tracking and comparing KPIs, you can:
  • Assess progress to identify any productivity or cash flow issues
  • Address opportunities to improve revenue cycle management
  • Maintain progress and keep up-to-date on ICD-10 
To find out more about tracking and improving how you use ICD-10, check out the Next Steps Toolkit.
Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, September 8, 2016

As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on patient outcomes and reducing the obstacles that make it harder for physicians to practice good care. 

But, with the Quality Payment Program set to begin on January 1, 2017, we wanted to share our plans for the timing of reporting for the first year of the program. In recognition of the wide diversity of physician practices, we intend for the Quality Payment Program to allow physicians to pick their pace of participation for the first performance period that begins January 1, 2017. During 2017, eligible physicians and other clinicians will have multiple options for participation. Choosing one of these options would ensure you do not receive a negative payment adjustment in 2019. These options and other supporting details will be described fully in the final rule. Learn more about these options.
Everyday Information Governance
Thu, September 22 - LIVE Webinar
ICD-10 Troubleshooting Tips
Wed, September 28 - LIVE Webinar
CAC: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters and Core Measures Overview
Tues, October 4 - LIVE Webinar
IPPS FY2017 Update
Wed, October 12 - LIVE Webinar
Government Audits and Denials Management:
Who, What, Where: Road Map to the Future
Tue, October 25 - LIVE Webinar
Leading the Information Governance Effort
Tue, November 1 - FREE Webinar
Confidentiality and the ROI in California
Wed, November 16 - Garden Grove
Thu, November 17 - Pleasanton
AHIMA's Information Governance Boot Camp
Thu, December 8 - San Diego