Association News 10-9-19
Healthcare IT has a wide net of careers and employers. As the industry has evolved so have the supporting membership associations and organizations. From tech support to CIOs, from practice administrators to hospital administrators, from product developers to EHR vendors there is an association for you. Whether you are looking to broaden or renew your specialty certified skills or looking for your next career, an industry association is always a good place to start. Here is the latest news from our industry associations.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is an American not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems. Follow them @HIMSS
How Hospitals Can Leverage IT to Improve Healthcare Business Outcomes
Dan Dillman (@dandillman), Chief Executive Officer, A2U (@Applications2U) discusses four key ways to close the gap between IT and the healthcare business and how this ties to patient experience.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is a professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
October is Cybersecurity Month
Check out these free resources and tools including webinars, town hall, blogs and videos to increase awareness during Cybersecurity Month. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) was launched in 2014 in order to provide an education and networking platform to healthcare’s senior IT security leaders. Follow them @AEHISecurity
The track sessions for Fall Summit do not disappoint! Hear from industry thought leaders on topics that matter to you and your organization.
— AEHIS (@AEHISecurity) October 2, 2019
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a professional association for health professionals involved in the health information management needed to deliver quality health care to the public. Follow them @AHIMAResources
Roundtable Participants Share Best Practices for HIM Advocacy
At the AHIMA 2019 Conference, a group of diverse, current and future advocacy volunteers shared strategies at an exclusive advocacy roundtable. Lesley Kadlec, Director of policy and state advocacy engagement at AHIMA, summarized nine creative and successful takeaways from this discussion.
With more than 38,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation’s premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Follow them @hfmaorg
7 Keys to Engaging Physicians for Success Under BPCI-A
According to Douglas Ardoin Jr., MD, MBA, managing principal and John Malone, MOD, principal, Lumina Health Partners (@LuminaHP), Chicago there are seven actions a system leader can take to ensure physician support for a bundled payment initiative.
The Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit professional trade association, is a major voice in the revenue cycle management industry in the United States. HBMA members collectively submit a significant percentage of all initial medical claims to the country’s governmental and commercial payers. Those claims not submitted by HBMA member companies are usually submitted directly by the provider. Follow them @HBMABusiness
HBMA Announces Election of New Board Members
Three new board members were announced at the HBMA annual conference in Las Vegas: Ramesh Gogineni, CHBME of Med-Strategies, Inc.; Jennifer Hicks, MBA of Sceptre Management Solutions, Inc.; and Alicia Vasquez of California Medical Business Services. Joining nine other current board members, their term will begin on January 1, 2020.
The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s mission is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” Follow them @AmerMedicalAssn
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA), established in 1993, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology. Follow them @AmericanTelemed
Telebehavioral Health for Employers
The ATA has published the second in a series of action briefs. “This brief explains the opportunities and impacts of telebehavioral health for employers, and provides specific guidance on how organizations at any stage can make progress and gain immediate advantages.”
The Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) is a prominent nonprofit trade association supporting the education, networking, resource and advocacy needs of benefit administrators (TPAs), stop loss insurance carriers, managing general underwriters, audit firms, medical managers, technology organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, brokers/agents, human resource managers, plan sponsors and health care consultants.
HCAA Third Quarter Report Newsletter
The HCAA Third Quarter Report includes a message from the president, Joanie Verinder, highlights from the TPA Summit 2019 Conference, information on upcoming events and courses, videos on demand, and a preview of the upcoming Executive Forum 2020 (registration opened October 1.)
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) works to solidify family medicine as the cornerstone of a functioning health care system. They lobby government, negotiate with payers, partner with employers, educate patients, and champion family medicine on the national stage. Follow them on Twitter @aafp.
AAFP Names Top Physician, Education and Humanitarian Advocates
Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. The winners included: Warren Ferguson, MD, C.Ted Mettetal, Ted Wymyslo, MD, Peter Carek, MD, Nancy Dickey, MD, and Eduardo Gonzalez, MD.
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders and medical coding jobs. Follow them on Twitter @aapcstaff.
How To Code E/M Levels with Confidence
Documentation, goal setting, learning from mistakes, and knowing when to query the provider, are all ways to boost your confidence when coding.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is a key element in perpetuating success throughout the healthcare industry. MGMA empowers healthcare practices and providers to create meaningful change in healthcare. Follow them on Twitter @mgma.
Who’s ready to ignite excellence in The Big Easy in less than a week at #MGMA19AC? We invite you to bring an open mind, layers for potentially cooler rooms in the Convention Center, plus comfortable walking shoes to explore #NewOrleans! pic.twitter.com/cd5COmiWeH
— MGMA (@MGMA) October 8, 2019
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) AMIA is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Over the last 35 years, the use of informatics has grown exponentially to improve health and to make better healthcare decisions. Today, informatics is the key to accelerating the current goals of healthcare reform. AMIA’s 5,600+ members are subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy.
Follow them on Twitter @AMIAinformatics
Nine Fellows to be Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics
Following their recent election, nine new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 17 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium.
The America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) serves as a strong, unified voice for an industry that is leading the way in transforming health care. Tens of thousands of industry professionals rely on AHIP to provide first-class advocacy, education, and information on our changing health care system, covering topics such as delivery and payment reform, high-cost drugs, Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicaid, and provider networks.
Follow them on Twitter @AHIPcoverage