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MEMBERS of the AHIMA House of Delegates got a chance to kick off their own personal
ICD- 10 advocacy campaigns during the group’s
meeting on Sunday. The House also got updates on
information governance (IG) and best practices in
advocacy during the meeting.
Critical Updates on ICD- 10 Action
AHIMA President Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA,
RHIA, and AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon,
MBA, RHIA, FACHE, CAE, FAHIMA, started the
day with a description of AHIMA’s most recent activities.
Gordon said that the association had launched a
grass-roots advocacy campaign to enlist members to
let Congress know how much implementation of the
ICD- 10 coding systems matters to healthcare. The
campaign aims to mobilize component state associations (CSAs) in advocacy activities to prevent another ICD- 10 implementation delay. Gordon mentioned
that since the launch of the campaign this summer,
members have sent more than 7,000 letters to Congress.
“We are working hard to advise the industry about
ICD- 10,” Gordon said. “But what’s making the differ-
ence is you. The people in your state are making a
difference. Keep doing it.”
Kennedy echoed Gordon’s encouragement.
“It’s phenomenal footwork that you’ve done, and I
ask you to keep it up,” Kennedy told the delegates.
Gordon also described AHIMA’s work to create a
deeper understanding of information governance in
healthcare. “If we want to meet the Triple Aim, we
have to have great information,” Gordon said. “Your
C-suite is very frustrated when they can’t get the in-
formation they need. It’s up to us to make sure we
have great data.”
AHIMA will unveil its latest product, the first In-
formation Governance Principles for Healthcare,
during this week’s convention. “This is really, really
big for AHIMA,” Kennedy said. “This is the one time
we are the first to the market.”
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AHIMA Rallies House of Delegates
to Advocate for ICD- 10
Happy Birthday to CAC!
Come to Booth #1635 to meet the vendor who began CAC
21 years ago, and enjoy a piece of CAC Birthday cake on us!
Smile! Delegates get ready to Tweet their support for the ICD- 10 Matters campaign.