February 24, 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
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Apply for a CHIA Awards and Scholarship Opportunity
The purpose of the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Program 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 - Due March 1
  • Certification Exam Fee Reimbursement Program - Due February 28
  • Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) Scholarship
  • HIIM Program Grants - Due March 1  
  • Research Support Awards
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
Medicare Secondary Payer: Billing for Services

View this edition as PDF (PDF) . On February 22, CMS announced that efforts are underway to support Texas in response to severe winter storms that have affected the state over the past several days. On February 17, HHS Acting Secretary Norris...

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Prescription Drug Wholesale Acquisition Cost Increase...

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has released the mandatory reporting of information related to increases to the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of prescription drugs. This release includes all the required information...

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Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19.. California has 3,455,361 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can

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Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health...

Background The Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity will address well-documented and fast emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT....

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What You Need to Know About Proposed Modifications to...

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Federal Register on January 21 and is open for comment until March 22.

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HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra signals support for ...

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services signaled his support for telehealth during a Senate confirmation hearing this week. Xavier Becerra, currently attorney general of California, highlighted the...

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CHIA Events Calendar
PIVOT Tables 101: From Data to Information for Beginners
Tuesday, February 25 - Webinar
 
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, February 26 - Complimentary Chat
 
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 1 CM
Thursday, March 4 - eLearning Program
 
Strategies in Preparing for the 21st Century Cures Act
 Tuesday, March 9 - Webinar
 
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