December 12, 2018
CHIA House of Delegates Strategic Planning Summary 
The CHIA House of Delegates (HOD) was tasked this past June during the 2018 CHIA Convention & Exhibit with helping lay the ground work for the Associations’ 2020-2022 strategic planning initiative. During a House breakout session, delegates were asked to recommend goals for the association over the next three years, to identify strategies for achieving them, and to articulate outcomes for measuring their success.

To facilitate the ongoing work on the 2020-2022 strategic plan, a CHIA HOD 2018 Deliberation Summary has been compiled. The summary of HOD deliberations, along with feedback from a membership survey and a series of one-on-one member interviews currently underway, will contribute to drafting CHIA’s second three-year strategic plan beginning in January 2019 and leading up to the 2019 CHIA HOD being held next June during the 2019 CHIA Convention & Exhibit in Indian Wells. The formal start of the CHIA 2020-2022 strategic plan will be July 1, 2019.

The CHIA Board would like to hear from CHIA members. Strategic planning is a collaborative process and benefits from the broadest possible input from members. Please review the CHIA HOD 2018 Deliberation Summary and share your thoughts on what goals, strategies and outcomes CHIA should pursue to advance the Association’s Vision and Mission in today’s health care environment.

Send your thoughts and feedback to President@CaliforniaHIA.org .
CHIA is Seeking Volunteers for 2019-2020
Whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer, we need you! Your involvement is essential to build a strong HIM association that provides educational, networking, and leadership opportunities. Your knowledge and support can help guide this important association functions.  



CHIA is actively seeking volunteers for these committees in session.
If you are interested in one of these opportunities, email Volunteer@CaliforniaHIA.org for details.
Editorial Advisory Board
Term: Present - June 2019
Serve as an advisory and peer-review body concerned with the content of the CHIA Journal , inform CHIA membership of activities of the Association and educate its readers in matters pertaining to health information administration and technology.
Legislation and Advocacy Committee
Term: January 2019 - December 2021
Monitor proposed legislation and regulations with potential impacts on the HIM profession. Make recommendations to the CHIA Board to watch, support, support with amendment, or oppose proposed legislation and regulatory changes. Inform CHIA members about relevant legislative and regulatory actions and involve the members in advocating for or against proposals as appropriate.
Love to Write? Earn CEUs with an Article in the CHIA Journal
CHIA is looking for articles on a variety of timely educational topics that represent the depth and breadth of HIM roles and interests, and can include tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies, opinions and commentary to be included in the peer-reviewed CHIA Journal . CHIA encourages members, Corporate Partners, educators, and HIM professionals to submit articles and share their knowledge with CHIA readers.

Publishing original material relevant to HIM in the CHIA Journal is a qualifying activity and authors may earn two continuing education credits. Learn more or submit a article here
Latest AHIMA News Updates
Transformation Follow Up and Survey
Dec 12, 2018

Thank you to those who participated in last week's webinar to discuss AHIMA's ongoing transformation. If you were unable to join us, you can access the recording. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed based on member input and those asked during the webinar. The FAQs will be included on the myAHIMA portion of the website and updated as additional questions are received. Transformation information is also in the State Leaders and House of Delegates Engage community library folder: AHIMA Transformation FAQs. There were two questions that relate specifically to the CSAs. We are sharing these questions and answers with you, the CSA leaders.  Read full announcement and access recording and FAQs.
Latest HIM News Updates
Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs: Released for Public Comment
The Office of the National Coordinatior for Health Information Technology, Nov 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs for public comment. This work, led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), was required by Congress under the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). This draft strategy includes recommendations that will allow physicians and other clinicians to provide effective care to their patients with a renewed sense of satisfaction for them and their patients.

Electronic health records (EHRs) have several advantages over paper-based records, from improving continuity of care during a natural disaster to enabling more reliable prescribing. While EHRs can also improve care delivery, quality, and outcomes, many clinicians have told us, and their members of Congress, that EHRs can make it difficult to provide effective patient care. In response to these concerns, the Cures Act instructed HHS to identify, through consultation with stakeholders, ways to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens relating to EHR use. Read More
CMS Finalizes Rule on the Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Dec 7, 2018

CMS issued the final rule, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Methodology for the HHS-operated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for 2018,” which reissues, with additional explanation, the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology previously established for the 2018 benefit year. Issuing this rule allows CMS to continue normal operations of the Risk Adjustment program for the 2018 benefit year after a federal judge vacated the use of statewide average premium under the HHS methodology earlier this year.

“Today’s final rule continues our commitment to provide certainty regarding this important program, to give insurers the confidence they need to continue participating in the markets, and, ultimately, to guarantee that consumers have access to better coverage options,” says CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Read More.
CHIA Events Calendar
ICD-10-CM Basics & Fundamentals - Part 2
Tuesday, January 15 - Garden Grove
Thursday, January 17 - Dublin

Governance: The Key to Unlocking the Power of Information
Friday, January 18 - Live Webinar

Best Practices for Implementing the IG Adoption Model
Wednesday, January 23 - Live Webinar

EHR User Symposium
Tuesday, January 29 - San Diego
Thursday, January 31 - Sacramento

CHIA Convention & Exhibit
June 8 - 12, 2019 - Indian Wells