June 25, 2020
Virtual 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. Broaden your knowledge in this dynamic educational opportunity.

Registrations accepted through August 31, 2020
Discover CHIACON20 Highlights
Designed for flexible access anytime, anywhere, the Virtual CHIACON20 offers:

  • Ten (10) eLearning Track;
  • Four (4) Master Class options;*
  • Industry Innovation presentations;
  • General Session* 

*Recorded version provided.
Live event held June 15-17, 2020
Health Record Confidentiality & ROI eLearning Program
Discover a new flexible approach to learning. The traditional Health Record Confidentiality & Release of Information (ROI) face-to-face seminar transformed into an eLearning Program that includes all of the content presented during the original seminar and more!

Ensure your knowledge is up-to-date with this flexible learning offering. This innovative learning methodology consists of:

  • Five ROI-related eLearning modules
  • Webinar on Demand: Confidentiality and ROI: COVID-19 and Other Hot Topics 
  • Confidentiality: Protecting and Releasing Health Information in California manual (optional) 
  • 7.5 continuing education units

Available for purchase until August 31, 2020
Convenient Solution with Webinars on Demand
CHIA has the convenient solution for the busy HIM professional who wants to stay virtually connected to HIM education and earn continuing education.  

CHIA Webinars on Demand is the complete package, consisting of the recorded webinar presentation, handout and CEUs. This e-learning resource is tailored to meet the needs of busy HIM professionals and lets the user learn and earn CEUs at their convenience and on their time.

View all CHIA Webinars on Demand, including these recent COVID-19 topics:

  • Coding For COVID-19: Guidelines, New Codes and Resources
  • COVID-19 Part II: Practical Strategies for Coding Professionals
  • Coding For COVID-19 Part III: Billing for Physician Services During the COVID‐19 PHE Telehealth 
  • Remote Workforce Management: Operationalizing Change in a New Normal 
  • Confidentiality and Release of Information: COVID-19 and Other Hot Topics 
CHIA COVID-19 Resources webpage: To support you in staying connected and providing practical HIM resources, CHIA has launched a series of virtual events to connect the HIM community and is providing HIM resources as we navigate this changing landscape.
Members in the News
Get to Know the CHIA Candidates on the 2020 AHIMA Ballot
 
Prepare to vote in the 2020 AHIMA Election on July 13–27. Learn more about the leaders running in this year's election, including the t wo (2) candidates that are active CHIA members and have contributed to California's HIM community through their CHIA leadership and service.

Also, stay tuned: Coming up June 29–July 10, the ballot candidates will convene on Engage in the members-only AHIMA Membership and Business community, where they'll answer your questions and talk with you about where they stand on important health information issues.
AHIMA Board Director
Maria A. Caban Alizondo
MOL, MLC, RHIT, FAHIMA
CCHIIM Commissioner
Braden Michael Tabisula
MBA, RHIA, CHDA
CHIA Leaders Recognized for 2020 AHIMA Triumph Awards
 
Celebrating the remarkable contributions of health information professionals around the globe, the 2020 AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee has selected this year's recipients. The awards will be presented during AHIMA20.

Congratulations to these CHIA members:

  • Leadership Award: Sharon Lewis, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CAE, FAHIMA; CHIA CEO/Executive Director 

CHIA Exhibitor Exchange Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced
 
CHIACON20 held a live Exhibitor Exchange on June 16, 2020 and included this complimentary with all convention packages. Thank you to all who participated and made the virtual Exhibitor Exchange a success!

Giftcard Recipients
  • Rebecca Gomez, Eric Jose, Adriana Preciado, Michelle Talerico and Rosie Zamora

CHIACON21 Registration Grand Prize Recipient
  • Noemi Mondragon
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
Online Training July 18-19 | August 8-9 | August 15-16

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 & Resources
CMS Unveils Major Organizational Change to Reduce Provider and Clinician Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Jun 23, 2020 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burden and to further the goal of putting patients first. The new office is an outgrowth of the agency’s Patients over Paperwork (PoP) Initiative, which is the cornerstone of CMS’s ongoing efforts to implement President Trump’s 2017 executive order to “Cut the Red Tape” and eliminate duplicative, unnecessary, and excessively costly requirements and regulations. This announcement permanently embeds a culture of burden reduction across all platforms of CMS agency operations. Read more .
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
California Department of Public Health; June 24, 2020

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California's positivity rate – a key indicator of community spread – is trending modestly upward in the 14-day average. Hospitalization rates over the long-term are showing a slight uptick in the 14-day average. California has 190,222 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed. There have been 3,592,899 tests conducted in California. As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected – increasing the importance of positivity rates to find signs of community spread. There have been 5,632 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Read more
HHS Finalizes Rule on Section 1557 Protecting Civil Rights in Healthcare, Restoring the Rule of Law, and Relieving Americans of Billions in Excessive Costs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Jun 12, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that maintains vigorous enforcement of federal civil rights laws on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, and sex, and restores the rule of law by revising certain provisions that go beyond the plain meaning of the law as enacted by Congress. The final rule will also relieve the American people of approximately $2.9 billion in undue and ineffective regulatory burdens over five years. Read more.  
CHIA Events Calendar
Empowering People to Impact Health: 2020 AHIMA Report to the CSAs
Thursday, July 16 - Complimentary Webinar

Data Analytics: Why It Is Important in Health Care
Wednesday, July 29 - Live Webinar