American Health Information Management Association


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American Health Information Management Association

 (AHIMA)
an organization founded in 1928 for individuals interested in health systems information management, biostatistics, classification systems, and systems analysis. An important function is the certification of medical record personnel as registered record administrators and accredited record technicians (see medical records administrator). It also publishes the Glossary of Health Care Terms to standardize health care terminology. The address is 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800.

A·mer·i·can Health In·for·ma·tion Man·age·ment As·so·ci·a·tion

(AHIMA) (ă-mer'i-kăn helth in'fōr-mā'shŭn man'ăj-mĕnt ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
Organization that offers various forms of certification for supervisors and medical coders (e.g., registered health information administrator [RHIA], registered health information technician [RHIT], certified coding associate [CCA], and certified coding specialist [CCS]), although there are many other levels of certification available from this organization.
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Kathy Downing is a Director of Practice Excellence at the American Health Information Management Association in Chicago focused on Privacy, Security, and the Electronic Health Record.
The American Health Information Management Association offers a sample letter to gauge vendors' ICD-10 readiness.
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He is Chair of the HIMSS Long Term and Post Acute Care Special Interest Group and a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Health Level 7 (HL7).
This American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) guide for professionals in the field explains the importance of accurate health records in behavioral healthcare settings, though the basic principles are applicable to other healthcare settings.
We won't disagree that there would be some cost to making the change, but we don't have a choice as a country," said Sue Bowman, director of coding policy and compliance for the American Health Information Management Association, a nonprofit association of more than 46,000 members that manage patient health records and databases for providers, health plans, governments and provider organizations.
Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.
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Gwen Hughes, a practice manager for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), cautions providers not to wait until they are ready to comply with Transactions and Code Sets standards to start working on compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The 38,000 members of the American Health Information Management Association are experts in both clinical data and information management working in a variety of care settings including hospitals, physician offices, managed care organizations, and long-term care facilities.
Conifer Health has committed $7,000 annually in scholarship funds to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation for five years.

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