Announcements

  • This is a public community to discuss how healthcare organizations across the care continuum are addressing issues related to care coordination, longitudinal and chronic care management. This open community welcomes professionals with diverse experience and expertise including, but not limited to:
    o Coordination of Care
    o Long term post-acute care (Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing facilities, Home Health, Hospice, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals)
    o Behavioral Health
    o Case Management
    o Patient-centered medical homes
    o Health information exchange
    o Medication Management
    o Regulatory, quality, value-based incentive programs, bundled payments, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and alternative payment models (APMs) under MACRA

  • ResourceConnect

    Have you visited AHIMA’s ResourceConnect?

    AHIMA is committed to delivering opportunities for the healthcare community to connect, and is pleased to provide ResourceConnect where HIM professionals can:
    - Search for products and services
    - Find resources and professional content, including white papers and videos
    - Connect with solutions that meet your requirements

  • Engage Profile Privacy Settings

    Here's how to manage your Engage profile privacy settings:
    1. Navigate to your Engage profile at the top right hand corner of our homepage
    2. Select the "My Account" tab
    3.Choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu
    4. Manage what information is visible to whom
    5. Once complete, click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page

  • Congratulations to our CSA Engage Contest Winners

    Hawaii and West Virginia!

  • Congrats to our Engage winners- Sara Dingle, Tiffany Fortune, Molly DeMink and Lindsey Lanning

    Sara Dingle, CCA
    Sara downloaded the Engage mobile app and was entered to win a gift card and won! Congratulations Sara!

    The contest took place between August 28-September 11.

    Tiffany Fortune, RHIA
    Tiffany downloaded the Convention App and was entered to win a gift card and won! Congratulations Tiffany!

    The contest took place between September 12 - September 26.

    Molly DeMink, CDIP, CCS, BA, CCDS and Lindsey Lanning
    Molly and Lindsey attended 'Appy Hour on September 29 at the AHIMA Convention and downloaded AHIMA apps onto their mobile device. They both won a new ipad mini. Congratulations Molly and Lindsey!

  • Happy birthday, Engage!

    Launched one year ago today, more than 14,000 people have visited AHIMA's Engage Online Communities, including AHIMA members and healthcare professionals from outside the Association and around the world.

    Tell us how Engage has benefited you this past year, in the AHIMA Membership and Business Community. We hope you will continue to visit Engage to speak your mind and share your ideas for years to come.

  • CCS Exam Resumes!

    The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination will be available again beginning August 1.

  • Just-Released Information Governance White Paper!!!

  • Your donation helps the AHIMA Foundation to provide assistance to individual members affected by disasters. Make a donation to assist HIM professionals whose lives and communities have been shattered by natural or man-made catastrophe. You can be a HIRO to a member in need.

  • CMS Proposes October 2015 as New ICD-10 Implementation Date

    AHIMA applauds the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of an expected interim final rule with an October 1, 2015 implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

  • Download the new Engage Mobile App!

    AHIMA's Engage Online Communities have reached new heights of accessibility with the recently released Engage app. Community members can now access the HIM-themed social media site through their phones and other mobile devices!

  • The brand-new AHIMA online community platform, Engage, is launching today! AHIMA has upgraded the Communities of Practice (CoP) to the new Engage Online Communities (the CoP [cop.ahima.org] will be read-only for the next 30 days). Engage promises fluid search functionality, more robust community discussions and resources, public forums allowing for wider networking, enhanced user profiles that can connect with LinkedIn accounts, and much more! We are pleased to present you with a richer, more diverse online experience and to further assist you in reaching your professional goals.

    Engage Communities will consist of both new members-only and public communities arranged under several specifically defined healthcare and health information management (HIM) domains. The communities contain strategically aligned content and forums focused on areas of importance to HIM professionals. These domains include:

    • Coding, Classification, and Reimbursement
    • Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security
    • Consumer Engagement and Personal Health Information
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Information Technologies and Processes
    • Healthcare Leadership and Innovation
    • Information Governance and Standards

    We encourage you to join our new HIM Content communities and to share your knowledge and expertise with a public audience. The more HIM professionals do to generate innovative discussions, share resources, and solve problems, the more value we’ll receive from Engage and others in the industry!

    Visit Engage now by logging in using either your AHIMA ID or e-mail address. To get started, we encourage you to complete your profile, add a member as a contact, join a community, and post a message! The Help page on the Engage site is a great resource for any questions that may arise. We also encourage you to give us your feedback on the Engage Online Communities Feedback Community.

    For those who would like a more hands-on introduction, we have scheduled several member training sessions in the coming weeks. To sign up for one of the below trainings, go to the Events page to register:

    • Friday, September 13 at noon CT
    • Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. CT
    • Thursday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. CT


    These training sessions provide the opportunity to familiarize you with navigating the system and sharing your questions, skills, and experiences with others.

    I look forward to Engaging with all of you!


    Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FAHIMA, FACHE
    AHIMA Chief Executive Officer