June 12, 2019
The CHIA Board Thanks All Convention Participants
Celebrating CHIA's 70th birthday, CHIACON19 connected the HIM community through general sessions urging us to learn how to speak anyone’s language, engage our changing workforce, and find the joy and purpose in our work.

CHIACON19 provided us an opportunity to empower patients, break boundaries, and bridge gaps while enhancing expertise in our professional practice in areas such as fraud, waste and abuse, consumer engagement, CDI, risk adjustment, coding, compliance, leadership, privacy and security, information governance and data integrity.

Let’s take our newly acquired knowledge to move our professional goals forward! See you at CHIACON20 in Riverside at the beautiful Riverside Mission Inn where we’ll explore the theme of Expanding HIM Horizons: Excellence in Health Information Integrity .

Nancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS
CHIA President 2019-2020
Take a peek at the CHIACON19 Slideshow where the health information community connected and had a good time while learning about Empowering Patients, Breaking Boundaries, and Bridging Gaps. We look forward to creating more memories at CHIACON20 in Riverside.
Celebrate CHIA Recognition and Scholarship Recipients
Call for CHIACON20 Presentations
Become one of CHIA’s content leaders at the 2020 CHIA Convention & Exhibit. Share your knowledge and expertise as we explore Expanding HIM Horizons: Excellence in Health Information Integrity.

CHIA is currently accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming 2020 CHIA Convention & Exhibit in Riverside, California on June 13 - June 17. With hundreds of HIM professionals in attendance, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to present at the most popular HIM event on the West Coast.

  • General & Keynote Sessions: Engaging presentations for a wider base of interest and application.
  • Track Sessions: Programs on specific topics, applications, and learning track themes.
  • Tutorials: Half/full day sessions on specific topics and/or exam preps in small-group settings .
  • Industry Innovations: Presented by CHIA Corporate Partners and highlighting HIM best practices and vendor solutions.

Convention proposals due October 7 for consideration.
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training Course in June
June 22-23, 2019 | Burbank, CA

Are you a coding professional interested in learning about clinical documentation improvement (CDI)? Are you a retired nurse or a nurse who wants to explore other career options? There are enormous needs in the health care industry to become a CDI Specialist where you will assist physicians to accurately document how truly ill patients are 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!
Submit an Article for 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. Learn more or submit a article here
Love to Write?
Publishing original HIM-related material is a qualifying activity and authors may earn two (2) continuing education credits.
Emerging Professionals Column
HIM students can contribute their work and recent research on HIM-related topics. 
Corporate Corner Column
Devoted exclusively to business developments of CHIA Corporate Partners; such as discussion of the company’s products, services, personnel, and changes. 
Latest HIM News Updates
EHR Optimization Can Stop Common Diseases In Their Tracks
Benjamin Harris of Healthcare IT News; June 12, 2019

Many illnesses are easy to treat if caught in time. New EHR studies show how optimizing data can spot problems clinicians might overlook. EHR optimization can stop common diseases in their tracks. Early detection is a mantra in hospitals: Find a nascent condition before it can morph into something serious and you can alleviate suffering, improve care and save lives.

Symptoms can be hidden in plain sight or can be masked by other known illnesses. In these manners, thousands of patients a year fall through the cracks and become seriously ill.

Two new early detection algorithms that integrate with electronic health record data are looking to make the odds more favorable. Johns Hopkins has developed an algorithm called TREWS that can detect sepsis in patients far more reliably than a clinician alone, and the American Medical Association has published guidelines on optimizing EHRs to identify patients at risk of diabetes. Learn More .
CMS Seeks Public Input on Patients over Paperwork Initiative to Further Reduce Administrative, Regulatory Burden to Lower Healthcare Costs
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Jun 6, 2019

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. Since launching in fall 2017, Patients over Paperwork has streamlined regulations to significantly cut the “red tape” that weighs down our healthcare system and takes clinicians away from their primary mission—caring for patients. As of January 2019, CMS estimates that through regulatory reform alone, the healthcare system will save an estimated 40 million hours and $5.7 billion through 2021. These estimated savings come from both final and proposed rules.

The RFI on Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork invites patients and their families, the medical community, and other healthcare stakeholders to recommend further changes to rules, policies, and procedures that would shift more of clinicians’ time and our healthcare system’s resources from needless paperwork to high-quality care that improves patient health. Learn More .
CHIA Events Calendar
The Patient-Driven Payment Model and ICD-10
Thursday, August 29 - Live Webinar

Diaries of a Professional Fee Coding Compliance Auditor
Tuesday, October 08 - Live Webinar