August 19, 2020
CHIA CONNECT: Join the Monthly Conversation
CHIA invites you to continue the conversation on Friday, August 28 and join health information professionals to share operational challenges and best practices during monthly community chats, recurring the last Friday at 11:00 AM (PT).

As health information professionals pivot into a virtual environment, brainstorm with colleagues on ways to navigate this new normal. The first fifteen minutes we will meet as a large group and then plan to divide participants into four break-out group sessions.

This complimentary event is open to CHIA and AHIMA Members. Register today
CHIA eLearning Programs Offer Flexible Solutions
Traditional face-to-face events have pivoted into eLearning Programs. CHIA is pleased to offer a flexible learning solution that includes all the content that would have been presented during a seminar/convention. Designed for flexible access anytime, anywhere, ensure your knowledge is up to date with this innovative learning experience.
2021 ICD-10
Coding Updates 

Approved for 2 - 6 CEUs

Gain an understanding of how the coding revisions are pivotal and essential to ensure organizational success. Divided into three 2-hour sessions designed to meet the diverse needs of attendees.

Approved for 3 - 6 CEUs

Divided into two half-day programs designed to meet the diverse needs of attendees. Make the most of this innovative and flexible eLearning Program by registering for the all-day virtual event or select your session of choice.

Approved for 7.5 CEUs

This program is presented by practicing HIM professionals who describe Federal and California regulations that govern the confidentiality and release of patient health information. Easy to use references and tools provided.
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; company’s products, services, personnel, and changes. 
CHIACON20 Offers an Innovative Learning Experience
CHIACON20 pivoted into a virtual event that provided California's HIM community a first-class learning experience with over 40 hours of continuing education. HIM professionals from across the state are invited to experience learning in innovative ways that will translate into real-world solutions and be embraced long after the virtual event.

Multiple CEU packages and pricing options available to fit any need an budget.
Discover what CHIACON20 has to offer and expand your HIM knowledge in this dynamic educational opportunity.
The AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Program is Open Through September 30

The AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Program will accept applications through September 30 for its flagship program that provides financial assistance to aspiring and current health informational professionals.

With the generous support of donors, the AHIMA Foundation provides financial assistance to current and emerging leaders in the healthcare field who are pursuing degrees in health information. For additional information, eligibility and requirements, please visit the AHIMA Foundation and apply online before September 30, 2020.
A Realistic Approach to Achieving a 1% Duplicate Record Error Rate White Paper

Patient identification and matching (PIM) is vital to delivery of safe and efficient care, and misidentification errors have been a recurring challenge in healthcare, resulting in administrative inefficiencies, serious injuries, and even death. In this new white paper, AHIMA recommends a cycle approach to achieve a 1 percent duplicate record error rate.
Latest HIM News & Resources
California Department of Public Health Seeking Comments

The California Department of Public Health is seeking comments on proposed regulatory changes to the Title 22 Medical Information Breach regulations. Close of the 45-Day Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020

Read more
Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final...

SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Proposed final regulations were submitted to the OAL ...

Read more
ONC Working Session #2: Patient Identity and Matching

Monday, August 31, 2020; 09:30 AM EDT - 04:30 PM EDT, Join us for a final working session on patient identity and patient matching. We invite individuals and organizations to provide input and insight into existing challenges and promising...

Read more
Comparison of ICD-10 Codes Among Patients COVID Symptoms

In this cohort study, an electronic medical record review of 2201 patients tested for COVID-19 between March 10 and April 6, 2020, found that ICD-10 codes had poor sensitivity and negative predictive value for capturing fever, cough, and dyspnea.

Read more
HHS Announces Investments for Health Information...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to expand and accelerate innovative uses of electronic health information via health information exchanges (HIEs) to support state and local...

Read more
New COVID-19 Policies due to Provisions of the CARES Act

This article describes certain provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that relate to IPPS hospitals, LTCHs, and IRFs. These provisions are Sections 3710 and 3711 of the CARES Act.

Read more
CHIA Events Calendar
The INs and OUTs of Clinical Documentation Improvement
Tuesday, August 25 - eLearning Program

CHIA Connect: Health Information Community Chat
Friday, August 28 - Complimentary Chat

Where's Your Revenue Cycle Career Going?
Tuesday, September 15 - Live Webinar

Part 1: ICD-10-CM Coding Updates
Tuesday, September 22 - eLearning Program

Patient Record Sharing is Here: EHR Interoperability
Thursday, September 24 - Live Webinar

CHIA Connect: Health Information Community Chat
Friday, September 25 - Complimentary Chat

Part 2: ICD-10-PCS Coding Updates
Tuesday, September 29 - eLearning Program

Part 3: IPPS-DRG Updates
Tuesday, October 6 - eLearning Program