President’s Message

Winter 2016

Hello MHIMA members and welcome to HIM post ICD-10 Implementation! Now that was a long time coming. Quick fact: It took 45 years to move from ICD9 (implemented in late 1970s) to ICD-10! CONGRATULATIONS to you for preparing yourself, teams, providers, staff and any others that you worked with for this monumental transition!

2016 is out to a busy start for the MHIMA Board.  Our strategic goal for 2015-2016 year is to Identify Membership Needs and Improve MHIMA Value to Membership

Our two action items to achieve the strategic goal are:

1): Survey MHIMA membership to identify needs and create additional items based on survey results.

2): Offer 3 MHIMA free 1 hour educational webinars prior to June 2016.

January 22, 2016 Consumer Engagement

February 19, 2016  AHIMA Engage website

May 20, 2016 To Be Determined

The two educational webinars In January and February were well attended and received. Attendee numbers at each webinar were 26 and 37, respectively.  These webinars are a great way to earn 1 free CEU and connect with other MHIMA members. I hope you can join us for the May webinar.

The MHIMA spring convention is April 13-15th in Great Falls and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

In peace,

Vicki Willcut, RHIA