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Letter from the President
September 10, 2019

Greetings CtHIMA Members!

As the summer of 2019 nears its sad ending, I have lots of great news to share!

Of the utmost importance, the associate degree program in Health Information Management (HIM) at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut has been awarded Initial Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This accreditation represents a huge amount of effort on the part of several of our members serving as faculty at the college or on the advisory board for the program. Thank you from CtHIMA to all who made this accreditation happen! This will greatly help provide additional and affordable education and training for growing our profession in the state at such a pivotal time where we struggle with numerous challenges in healthcare!

https://mxcc.edu/catalog/academics/health-information-management/

3M Health Information Systems, a frequent sponsor of CtHIMA with operations in Meriden, Connecticut is seeking candidates with a solid background in Coding/HIM for open Clinical Analyst positions with a focus on population health. Check these out on the web and apply if interested!

Saturday morning, October 5th there will be a Coding Workshop at Middlesex Community College providing essential information on the 2020 updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets and to IPPS. This information will prove useful not only to coders, but to all those working along the revenue cycle and especially HIM professionals. There will also be a presentation on how provider documentation impacts not only coding but reimbursement and the revenue cycle overall. So be sure to save the date! Details below!

CtHIMA Coding Meeting, Saturday October 5th, 2019, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd

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And while you’re marking your calendars, be sure to save Saturday morning November 2nd for anther Coding Workshop! This one will provide the 2020 updates to CPT and OPPS! The rest of the agenda is still in planning but will probably address recent and future changes to the Evaluation and Management codes and possibly a discussion on effective auditing strategies for these E/M codes. We will keep you posted!

Enjoy these final days of summer as we all look forward to the upcoming Coding Workshops!

Thank you,
Jim Donaher
President CtHIMA


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