In this issue, our MdHIMA committee members report back on all they did on their “summer vacations”. I think you will find they have been quite busy!
The 2016 CSA Leadership Symposium was held July 15th and 16th in Chicago, and our Delegates bring back a report of the two day event which follows.
MdHIMA committee members have also been working hard to provide two excellent educational opportunities. The Quarterly Education Session and Business Meeting will be held on a Saturday (due to popular demand), and some of the topics include cybersecurity, coding HAC’s, National Registry and much more. In addition, we have two 2017 ICD-10 Update Sessions planned for September 21st and 28th. These sessions have been created to provide guidance on the 1st revision to the ICD-10 code set; the first session for ICD10-CM, the second for PCS. Conveniently offered in the early evening and we are offering call-in participation, too!
The AHIMA16 Convention and Exhibit will soon be approaching, and early registration closes on September 14th. The Pre-Conference Meetings are on October 15-16th, and the Convention is held on October 16–19th. We are still looking for volunteers to help with this event. Click this link to visit the MdHIMA website and sign up to volunteer.
These events are detailed in the newsletter but another way to stay informed is to join our Maryland Engage Community; this issue also gives detailed instructions to help you get connected.
I am excited to begin my tenure as your new President and encourage you to visit the MdHIMA website, the Engage Community, attend a meeting or join us at the Convention… remember, when we work together we can “Inspire Big Thinking to Launch Our Future”.
Moses Asiedu, MS, RHIA
2016-2017 MdHIMA President