In This Issue
Invest in Your HIM Career with the CHIA Convention
Join us in beautiful downtown Sacramento for the 2017 CHIA Convention & Exhibit, California's premier HIM event. The Power of Health Information recognizes health information professionals as stewards of health care's greatest asset, health information. For full session descriptions and to view the Convention Preliminary Program to start planning your convention education today, visit the CHIA Convention & Exhibit webpage. 

The convention offers attendees opportunities to:
  • Keep current on all the important issues facing HIM professionals today with a variety of educational sessions available, including IG, ICD-10, Privacy and Security, Compliance, and more
  • Network and engage with peers and colleagues
  • Earn up to 17 hours of continuing education
  • Earn extra CEUs with several pre-convention tutorials to chose from 
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest HIM products and services 

 Advanced Registration closes May 10, register early for best rates.

Looking For More In-depth HIPAA Training? CHIA Has Your Solution!
Explore the Events Calendar and register for one of CHIA's upcoming events.

Developing Best Practices from OCR Audit Protocols
and Issue Resolutions

Tuesday, May 2 - Garden Grove
Wednesday, May 3 - Pleasanton

Increasing enforcement of health information privacy laws by federal and state government entities requires healthcare organizations across California and the rest of the United States to scrutinize and improve their privacy and compliance programs.

In this interactive 6-hour seminar, privacy and legal experts will walk through the latest industry trends and updates on initiatives by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), including patient access guidance, resolution agreements, and the HIPAA Audit Program. Additionally, the experts will offer guidance in proactively developing best practices based on lessons learned from the enforcement activities, and discuss what's on the horizon for HIM and how to prepare for the future.
Celebrate HIP Week,  March 26-April 1, 2017
AHIMA invites all health information professionals to join the celebration and be recognized during the 28th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 26-April 1, 2017. 

Follow AHIMA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to celebrate HIP Week with us! Use #HIPWeek17 to show how your organization promotes and plays during HIP Week, and share your pride with health information professionals across the country! 

Download the Official 2017 HIP Week Planning Toolkit, complete with suggested activities, articles, a selection of official HIP Week products, and more! Other resources available at
Celebrate Remarkable Contributions of HIM Professionals with 
AHIMA Triumph Awards
Since their inception in 1994, the AHIMA Triumph Awards have honored those professionals responsible for advancing the field of health information management (HIM). Each year, AHIMA members nominate those that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent. As part of a long and cherished tradition, the Triumph Awards continue to be the highest recognition of excellence, dedication and service, and are presented annually at the AHIMA Convention & Exhibit.  Nomination Due by June 1, 2017. 
CHIA Webinars on Demand
CHIA understands the busy demands of professionals today, and offers the convenient solution for those who want to stay connected to HIM education and earn continuing education. CHIA Webinars on Demand is the complete package, consisting of the full 90-minute recorded webinar presentation, handout, and CEUs. 

This e-learning resource is tailored for you and allows users to learn and earn CEUs at their convenience and on their time. Recent additions include topics on: Ethical Coding Standards, PEPPER, POLST, IG, OSHPD Updates, P4P Initatives, CDI, and more.

What's Happening in HIM This Week
Clarification of Patient Discharge Status Codes and Hospital Transfer Policies
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Feb 28, 2017
The article was rescinded. Information on the inpatient transfer policy is located in the "Medicare Claims Processing Manual" (100-04), Chapter 3. For questions concerning clarification on the proper usage of patient discharge status codes, providers should be utilizing the "UB-04 Manual" which is maintained by the National Uniform Billing Committee. Read full notice
The 60-Day Rule: Reporting and Returning Overpayments  
Wednesday, Mar 29 - LIVE Webinar
Student Chat with CHIA President
Thursday Apr 6 - LIVE Webinar
Why Patient Matching Is a Challenge
Thursday, Apr 13 - LIVE Webinar
Medicare Advantage HCCs and RADV Audits
Thursday, Apr 20 - LIVE Webinar
Developing Best Practices from OCR Audit Protocols & Issue Resolutions
Tuesday, May 2 - Garden Grove
Wednesday, May 3 - Pleasanton
NCHIA Student Night
Thursday, May 11 - LIVE Webinar & Face-to-Face Meeting
Part B Professional Services: Physician Documentation 
and Coding Essentials
Thursday, May 25 - LIVE Webinar
Pre-convention Tutorials
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11 - Sacramento
CHIA Convention & Exhibit
Sunday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 14 - Sacramento