Aug 14, 2019
Call for CHIA Special Task Force Volunteers
As part of the CHIA 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, the CHIA Board of Directors is forming two special interest task forces to help meet the growing needs of the health information community and are looking for volunteers to join these task forces.

  • CHIA Connectivity/Technology Transformation Task Force
  • CHIA Health Information Integrity Task Force

Please consider volunteering your time and expertise on one of these important groups. If you are interested in serving, please complete the appropriate Volunteer Questionnaire by Friday, August 23, 2019.
CHIA Subpoena Manual Survey
CHIA is currently updating the CHIA Subpoena Manual with an anticipated release date of 1st quarter 2020. If you have recently purchased or used this publication, CHIA is seeking your input. CHIA would like to know how the Subpoena Manual is used, what might need to be expanded upon, and suggested opportunities for improvement.

Eligible survey participants will receive a $20 voucher off the next purchase of the updated CHIA Subpoena Manual. To provide input and suggestions, please take a moment to complete the brief survey. The survey will be open through August 26, 2019.
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.

Convention proposals due October 7 for consideration.
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
October 19-20, 2019 in Glendale
Last day to register is September 18

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!
RN Link wants your feedback. Participate in this short RN Link poll to let them know your interest in onsite seminar for CDI refresher course.
Health IT Summit in September - Discount for CHIA Members
September 19-20, 2019
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Fuel your Passion. Transform Healthcare.

CHIA is partnering with the Health IT Summit to offer complimentary passes to CHIA members. Use code CHIACOMP when registering.

Join top executives, physicians, practice management and IT decision makers from North America’s leading provider organizations and physician practices in Los Angeles, CA for a two-day executive Health IT Summit. We've developed a concise program where leading health care thought leaders interact with their fellow executives and solution providers to discuss the latest strategies and tactics to address a wide range of issues and topics, including: data security, population health, data analytics, accountable care, telemedicine, and more. This exclusive, high-level program is a great opportunity to stay ahead of the challenges we all face and to network with other health care leaders and colleagues.
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. 
Latest AHIMA News Updates
Update on Patient Matching Issue in Congress
Jul 31, 2019

As the Senate leaves town for August district work period, we wanted to provide a quick update on where things are with the patient matching issue in Congress and to ask for your assistance as our state advocacy leaders. 

In June of this year the US House adopted an amendment that would strike language in the FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill that prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services from using federal funds to promulgate or adopt a unique patient identifier. Striking this language will provide the US Department of Health and Human Services the ability to evaluate a full range of patient matching solutions and enable it to work with the private sector to identify a solution that is cost-effective, scalable, secure and one that protects patient privacy.

Now that a budget deal has materialized, when the Senate returns in September, we expect them to quickly take up the Senate FY20 Labor-HHS appropriations bill. Along these lines, we are trying to build grassroots support for the Senate to reject inclusion of this outdated language as the House did in June. 

We’ve created a new engagement at AHIMA’s Advocacy Action Center and we have two favors to ask—

  1. Head to the Advocacy Action center to contact your US Senator about this critical issue.
  2. Encourage others within your CSA to take action as well. 

Our goal between now and September is to garner as much grassroots support as possible to continue to move this issue forward. 
Latest HIM News Updates
OSHPD Update – August 2019
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development; Aug 2019

Find out what’s new and upcoming at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) with our OSHPD Update video for August 2019.

  • For those working in health care there is information on loan repayment programs and grants, and also find out what public meetings are taking place this month. Lastly, OSHPD had a special visitor recently, find out who it was!
CHIA Events Calendar
Chargemaster Essentials 2019
Tuesday, August 27 - Live Webinar

The Patient-Driven Payment Model and ICD-10
Thursday, August 29 - Live Webinar

FY2020 ICD-10-CM/PCS Update
Tuesday, September 24 - Ontario
Thursday, September 26 - Dublin

The Next Generation in Quality Improvement: eCQMs
Thursday, September 26 - Live Webinar

Diaries of a Professional Fee Coding Compliance Auditor
Tuesday, October 8 - Live Webinar

CHIA Student Chat
Thursday, October 8 - Live Webinar

Confidentiality and the ROI in California
Wednesday, November 13 - Garden Grove
Thursday, November 14 - Pleasanton