Letter from the President
February 11, 2020
Greetings CtHIMA Members!
Spring is nearly here! And with that we look forward to our all-day education session on the opioid crisis on Friday, March 13th in the beautiful pavilion at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut. The session will offer 6.5 CEUs and if AHIMA members register by the end of February the cost will be only $100! After that it will be $125 for members, $150 for non-members and $50 for students. The Board strongly encourages you to register early so that we could better plan and make the necessary arrangements and accommodations. The event was cancelled last time because of low registration but then once cancelled we heard from many of our members questioning why it was canceled. So please register now!
On Friday, May 15th there will be an all-day CDI workshop also at the college featuring Glenn Kraus known not only for his public speaking engagements but also for his frequent appearances on ACDIS Radio. So be sure to hold that date as well!
The Board met on Friday, February 7th to plan for this year’s Annual and other items of interest. The theme will again be transformation with speakers on Population Health, Interoperability and Risk Methodologies. Same time, same location as last year since the one-day on a Friday at a more central location was well received by our members!
The nominating committee is again forming and seeking candidates to run this year for president-elect and for two director seats! If you know of anyone please send them our way and please talk up the election!
Of special note, and quite an asset, is the course soon to be offered at Middlesex Community College for ICD-10-PCS coding specifically! And you do not need to be enrolled in any program! You can simply take this one course to further your coding career and move into inpatient or to better train staff with a potential for much needed inpatient coding skills. Also great for anyone working in Clinical Documentation Integrity that lacks a coding background! This course can provide that much needed skill set! Click here for the ICD-10-PCS brochure.
A quick reminder of what some of our members have been participating in with AHIMA –
- Elizabeth Taylor is serving as both commissioner and chair of the appeals committee and member of the EDC for the RHIT committee
- Karen Lawler is serving on the EHR practice council
- Jill Flanigan is serving on the health information technologies and innovation practice council.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut
100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
Please register early to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing which will end 2/29/20.
We are offering 6.5 CEU’s for this Session.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
(CTHIMA DOES NOT CONFER ENDORSEMENT OF ANY ORGANIZATION OR PROGRAM BY VIRTUE OF THIS LISTING.)
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