March 4, 2020
Increased Phishing Attacks on Health Care Organizations
The latest issue of the CHIA Journal is available now! CHIA members receive a mailed hard copy of the peer-reviewed publication, and all CHIA and AHIMA members can access the digital version online to view, read and enjoy now!  

Cover Story
It Pays To Be Ever Vigilant

About 45% of health care organizations have already faced a wiper malware attack in the past year, as the majority of the sector has seen a steady increase in the sophistication of cyberattacks, according to a recent authoritative report.

The security of protected health information is rapidly emerging as a critical component of the health care organization’s infrastructure, and attacks on information systems have had substantial consequences. Read more.

Ever wonder how good you are at telling the difference between a legitimate website and one that’s a phishing attempt? Take the phishing quiz on page 12. 
Participate in the Annual CHIA Member Survey
The opinions and perceptions of CHIA members are important! The results of the annual CHIA Member Survey will help the CHIA Board of Directors identify the programs and services that are the most important to members. The survey will take only a few minutes of your time and your valuable input is greatly appreciated. 

Survey will close Friday, March 6, 2020

Participants who provide their name and email address at the end of the survey will be entered in a drawing to win "Dinner and a Movie" on CHIA.
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Have You Seen the New CHIA My Account Dashboard?
CHIA is excited to announce changes to the CHIA User Login. In an effort to enhance the member experience, CHIA has launched the new My Account Dashboard. This new dashboard provides users with access to their user profile, events, transactions, committees and more.

RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
March 28-29, 2020 - Online Training | May 16-17, 2020 - in 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. 

  • Day 1: Overview of CDI lingo, coding guidelines, PRE-MDC, MDC 1 through MDC 7 with case studies.
  • Day 2: Completion of MDC 8 through 25 and "The Mall." Case studies, major disease topics, clinical indicators discussed for the most common query opportunities.  

RN Link is offering a 10% discount to CHIA Members. ​ Learn more and register today!
Latest HIM News Updates & Resources
President Trump Plans to Speak at HIMSS20 to Address Interoperability
Heather Landi; Mar 2, 2020

President Donald Trump will attend the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference next week. HIMSS senior director of strategic communications Karen Groppe confirmed to FierceHealthcare that Trump plans to address conference attendees at 4 p.m. Monday regarding healthcare interoperability.

Interoperability is a hot topic given that HHS is expected to drop a major health IT regulation before or during HIMSS. Read more
COVID-19: New ICD-10-CM Code and Interim Coding Guidance
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: MLN Connects; Feb 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective with the next update on October 1. See the announcement and interim coding guidance for more information.
Start Using New Diagnosis Code for Vaping-related Disorder on April 1
American Academy of Pediatrics; Mar 3, 2020

In response to the recent cases of vaping-related disorders, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) emergency code, U07.0, which can be used in the United States starting April 1.

In addition, a new chapter was added to ICD-10 and the clinical modification (ICD-10-CM), which is used in the United States. Chapter 22 is titled “Codes for Special Purposes” and lists “U” codes (U00-U85) that have been added to the code set. A new section also will be created (U00-U49) for the provisional assignment of new diseases of uncertain etiology or emergency use. Read More
We’re One in a Million: ONC and the Precision Medicine Initiative
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); Feb 27, 2020

The increasing availability of electronic health data in the 21st century has tremendous potential to ignite a new era of inquiry and discovery. ONC is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), a federal effort to spur the next generation of health research by rethinking access, aggregation, storage, and analysis of many kinds of health and health-related data. With precision medicine, researchers will be able to make new discoveries about health and illness to bring a more personalized approach to patient care. Read more
CHIA Events Calendar
Interventional Radiology: Peripheral Revascularization of the Lower Extremity
Tuesday, March 10 - Live Webinar

Legal Health Records 2020 Update
Tuesday, March 17 - Live Webinar

Managing RAC Responses in the Physician Practice
Wednesday, March 18 - Live Webinar

CHIA Student Chat
Friday, March 20 - Live Webinar

Celebrate HIP Week: CHIA Professionals Share Their Experiences
Thursday, March 26 - Live Webinar Complimentary

HIM and the Golden Wave: Non-Traditional Roles for HIM Professionals
Tuesday, March 31 - Live Webinar

Clearing the Confusion: Court Ruling on the Misuse of Patient-Directed Record Requests
Monday, April 13 - Live Webinar

The Shifting Landscape of Digital Technology to Reduce EHR Burnout
Tuesday, April 21 - Live Webinar

CDI: The CMO's View
Thursday, April 23 - Live Webinar

Compliance with PACT - Discharge Disposition
Tuesday, April 28 - Live Webinar

Health Record Confidentiality & Release of Information
Tuesday, April 28 - Sacramento
Wednesday, April 29 - Ontario

CHIA Convention & Exhibit
Sunday, June 14 thru Wednesday, June 17 - Riverside