Association News 11-6-19
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
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is a professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
Encompass Health CIO Rusty Yeager and Cerner Receive 2019 CHIME Collaboration Award
Encompass Health (@encompasshlth) partnered with Cerner Corporation (@Cerner) to identify patients who are at risk of an unplanned acute-care transfer. The 2019 CHIME Collaboration Award went to Rusty Yeager, senior vice president and CIO at Encompass Health, and Cerner for their partnership.
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
Help us to celebrate 57 years of being part of this incredible community by making kindness contagious. On November 7 join us in performing one random act of kindness to show that we not only care about your health information but we care about you. #AHIMAGivesBack pic.twitter.com/UNnRzXiMCT
— AHIMA Foundation (@AHIMAFoundation) November 5, 2019
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
Medicare kept two major hospital payment cuts in a 2020 final payment rule, released Nov. 1, but removed a proposal to require hospitals to release privately negotiated health plan payment rates.
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
Join us at the AMA EXPO on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, to network and learn alongside your peers in two events tailored to students, residents, fellows, early career international medical graduates and young physicians.
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 (@HCAAinfo) November 5, 2019
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.
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Follow them on Twitter @AHAhospitals
AHA urges CMS to reconsider Medicare program integrity rule
The AHA “strongly supports efforts to reduce fraud and abuse in the Medicare program,” but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule on program integrity enhancements to the provider enrollment process includes “overly burdensome and unworkable provisions that set providers up for failure and possible enforcement actions,” the association said.