March 10, 2021
Join the CHIA Volunteer Team for 2021-22
Volunteer involvement is essential to building a strong association that provides education, networking and leadership opportunities to California's health information professionals.

Volunteering with CHIA will connect you with peers and colleagues, expose you to innovative ideas and provide you with meaningful ways to support the health information community. CHIA offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from based on the interests, the type of involvement and time commitment you are looking for.

Learn more about CHIA volunteer opportunities and complete the CHIA Volunteer Questionnaire to let us know of your interest.  

* Committee appointments are July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
COVID-19 and Health Information Community Resources
To support health information (HI) professionals stay connected and share practical resources and best practices, CHIA has launched a series of virtual events to connect the health information community and providing resources to aid HI professionals as we navigate this changing landscape. Discover more on the COVID-19 and Health Information Community Resources webpage.
COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 brought an influx of patients admitted into the healthcare system. While diagnoses and treatment of these patients is important, the ability to accurately capture this data by health information professionals is vital.

Coding and Data Quality (CDQ) Resources
The CHIA Journal articles provided by the CDQ Committee are available to access by any health information professional. View these CDQ Coding articles and more here.  

Webinars on Demand
Missed a COVID-19 webinar? No problem! Webinars on Demand are available for purchase after the live webinar and consist of the on-demand webinar recording, handout and CEU. Tune in anytime with this convenient format. 
Community Chats
Fridays at 11:00 AM (PT)

Continue the conversation and join health information professionals to share operational challenges and best practices during monthly community chats.

View Chat Recordings by visiting the Community Chats Vimeo Showcase
Resources and News Alerts

Discover resources and news alerts to help guide you and your HIM department through this journey

  • California Resources
  • Industry Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Human Resources
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Help Move These Initiatives Forward
As health information professionals, we are committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers. Patient misidentification continues to jeopardize patient safety, limit and delay data sharing and interoperability, and has an adverse effect on data quality. Today, as a health information professional, I pledge to advocate and educate members and other key stakeholders on the importance of naming policies in our healthcare organizations. I will support, encourage, and educate my fellow health information professionals to implement the following data policies
The CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee, is gathering member input to assist in the development of an EHR Copy/Paste Toolkit. 

The first step in the process is to conduct a survey of CHIA members to understand the current environment for copy/paste practices. Your response will help with the development of standardizing guidelines to ensure health information accuracy and integrity.

Please take a moment to complete the survey and assist the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee to create a robust Copy/Paste Toolkit for use by CHIA members.  
Get Ready for the Health Information Event of the Year
CHIACON21 is going virtual! With the success of the virtual CHIACON20 and to ensure the safety of our members and attendees, the CHIA Board has decided to hold CHIACON21 virtually on June 14 - 16, 2021.
 
We are excited about this unique opportunity to provide an innovative solution to bring a virtual first-class convention experience to CHIA's health information community. 
 
Stay tuned for more information and join us at #CHIACON21!
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
2-Day CDI Webinar: April 22-23
Clinical Indicator Guidelines & Coding Review: March 20 | April 10

There are enormous needs in the healthcare industry to become a CDI Specialist and assist physicians to accurately document patient encounters with severity ratings. The trend nowadays is quality documentation and this course will teach you how to achieve this.

RN Link is offering a 10% discount to CHIA Members. ​Learn more and register today!
Latest News & Resources
Hospitals: Are You Using Your PEPPER Data?

PEPPERs are available for short-term acute care hospitals. The public health emergency has a direct effect on claim volume trends. All target areas experienced a drop in claim volume compared to the previous year...

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Learn About the Hospital Supplier Diversity Program and...

In the March video update for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, we talk about the Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission, the proposed Office of Health Care Affordability, prescription drug costs, coronary artery disease...

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Reducing the Clinician Burden: Shaping Health IT as an...

Health IT has helped drive progress in health care over the last decade, but it has also introduced a variety of different challenges, many reported by the clinical community. As we explored in our latest article published in the Journal of the...

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Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed...

Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portability...

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CHIA Events Calendar
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 2 PCS
Thursday, March 11 - eLearning Program
 
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 3 Operative Reports
Thursday, March 18 - eLearning Program
 
Documentation Challenges in the Post-Acute Landscape
Tuesday, March 23 - Webinar
 
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 4 Case Review
Thursday, March 25 - eLearning Program
 
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, March 26 - Complimentary Chat
 
National Denial Trends and Key Strategies for 2021
Tuesday, April 06 - Webinar
 
PEPPER for the Health Information Professional
Tuesday, April 13 - Webinar
 
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, April 23 - Complimentary Chat
 
Case Study on Effective HI Management Reporting
Thursday, May 13 - Webinar

Connecting Revenue Integrity with Revenue Management Compliance
Tuesday, May 18 - Webinar
 
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, May 28 - Complimentary Chat
 
Virtual CHIACON21
Monday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 16