January 9, 2019
Seats Still Available for Coding Event Next Week
Seats still available for both locations.
Discounted early registration fees offered for on-site registrants. *

This one day of coding education is part 2 of the basics and fundamentals coding seminar, dedicated to ICD-10-CM, present on admission (POA), principal diagnosis selection, secondary diagnosis selection, outpatient coding guidelines and practice case examples. Understanding and applying the basics and fundamentals is key to being an accurate and compliant coding professional. Knowing other references and coding resources will enhance your coding skills and ability.
  • Explain the use of POA indicator
  • Learn how to accurately assign the principal and secondary diagnoses
  • Enhance skills through practice coding scenarios
  • Review helpful resources and tools
* Must register on-site; online registrations have closed.
The Future of HIM Requires Resilience
Provided are excerpts from the  January/February CHIA Journal . CHIA members receive a mailed hard copy, and all CHIA and AHIMA members can access the digital version online to view, read, and enjoy now!

The Future of HIM Requires Resilienc e
Share your stories with CHIA
by Maria Alizondo, MOL, RHIT, FAHIMA

Resilience is the “process of adapting well in the face of adversity… It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences” (APA, 2018). If we reflect on a recent challenge or difficulty, we may be surprised to find that we did in fact bounce back or adapt. We faced the challenge and changed our perspective, attitude, or approach, and then adapted to it and defined the outcome; HIM professionals are good at this. We must stay ahead of the curve in health care, provider demands, and patient’s needs.

Your voice is critical. We want to hear from you to ensure that CHIA continues to provide networking and education opportunities that align with the HIM roles of the future. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of CHIA’s 2020-2022 strategic planning efforts in the coming months and as we prepare for the 2019 CHIA Convention and Exhibit held in June.

Please answer the challenge when the CHIA Board asks for volunteers to engage in strategic planning activities at the State and CLA level. I sincerely want to hear from you, our members. Send me your feedback, suggestions and stories 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 Awards and Scholarship Program Opportunities
The CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund offers CHIA Student and Active members, and California’s CAHIIM-accredited programs a variety of scholarships, awards, and grants. The purpose of these programs is to promote the importance of HIM professional credentials, strengthen the HIM profession, promote the value of AHIMA and CHIA membership, identify and engage future leaders, and support HIM-related research. 

  • Student Scholarships
  • Certification Exam Fee Reimbursement Program - New Exams Offered 
  • Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) Scholarship
  • HIIM Program Grants  
  • Research Support Awards - New Opportunity 

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
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training Course in February
February 16-17, 2019 | Glendale, 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 !
Latest HIM News Updates
Attorney General Becerra to Hold Public Forums on California Consumer Privacy Act as Part of Rulemaking Process
Office of the Attorney General

On June 28, 2018, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 375, now known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The CCPA grants consumers new rights with respect to the collection of their personal information: a consumer can request that a business disclose what information it collects about the consumer, where it collected the information from, and with whom it has shared the information. Consumers may also request that their personal information be deleted and can opt-out of the sale of their personal information. Businesses are prohibited from discriminating against consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
Participate in Public Forums
The California Attorney General’s Office will hold public forums as part of the CCPA rulemaking process. All members of the public are invited to participate and can RSVP to any of the forums on the RSVP form. Interested persons can also submit comments via email or by mail to the California Department of Justice, ATTN: Privacy Regulations Coordinator, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Please note that any information provided is subject to the Public Records Act.

  • San Francisco: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • San Diego: Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Inland Empire/Riverside: Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Los Angeles: Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Sacramento: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Fresno: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

HHS and HSCC Release Voluntary Cybersecurity Practices for the Health Industry
Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council Cyber Security Working Group

The Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the release of the “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” publication. The four-volume publication seeks to raise awareness for executives, health care practitioners, providers, and health delivery organizations, such as hospitals. It is applicable to health organizations of all types and sizes across the industry.

This industry-led effort was in response to a mandate of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Section 405(d), to develop practical cybersecurity guidelines to cost-effectively reduce cybersecurity risks for the healthcare industry. The publication marks the culmination of a two-year effort that brought together more than 150 cybersecurity and healthcare experts from industry and the government. The consensus-based document was developed and released under the auspices of the HSCC Joint Cybersecurity Working Group, a public-private partnership to enhance healthcare and public health cyber and critical infrastructure security and resilience.
CHIA Events Calendar
ICD-10 and Patient-Driven Payment Model in Long Term Care
Wednesday, January 9 - Live Webinar

Basics and Fundamentals of ICD-10-CM Coding Part 2
Tuesday, January 15 - Garden Grove
Thursday, January 17 - Dublin

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

eHIM User Symposium - Operational Best Practices
Tuesday, January 29 - San Diego
Thursday, January 31 - Sacramento

CHIA Volunteers Make a World of Difference
Wednesday, February 6 - Live Webinar

Health Care Compliance and Fraud Updates
Thursday, February 7 - Live Webinar

Two-Day Advanced ICD-10 Coding Workshop
Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23 - Irvine

Curiosity Killed the Career - Consequences for Failing to Safeguard PHI
Wednesday, February 27 - Live Webinar

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