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2023-2024 MNHIMA Board Election

2023-2024 MNHIMA Board ElectionAs an eligible voting member of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MNHIMA), we invite you to participate in the MNHIMA Board election. The election will run until February 15, 2023. You will be required to enter your AHIMA ID. If you need technical assistance, please contact us.

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MNHIMA e-Alert — January 27, 2023

MNHIMA e-Alert — January 27, 2023Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events The MNHIMA Store is Now LIVE! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! Nominate a Fellow Member for a 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Award TODAY! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!! Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship! 2023 MNHIMA Annual Meeting MNHIMA Legal Reference Manual Check Us Out on Social Media!

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AHIMA Call for Elected Nominations – Deadline March 31, 2023

AHIMA Call for Elected Nominations – Deadline March 31, 2023AHIMA is seeking qualified candidates who are passionate about driving the profession forward and making a real impact on the future of Health Information. Learn more about the descriptions, duties, and qualifications for each of these elected positions. All terms begin on January 1, 2024. Applications are due March 31, 2023. Watch this short video from Valerie J.M. Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, Chair of the 2023 Nominating...

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MNHIMA e-Alert — January 20, 2023

MNHIMA e-Alert — January 20, 2023Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events The MNHIMA Store is Now LIVE! Nominate a Fellow Member for a 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Award! Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship!  MNHIMA Legal Reference Manual Check Us Out on Social Media! Job Board Upcoming Events Virtual Education

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MNHIMA e-Alert — January 13, 2023

MNHIMA e-Alert — January 13, 2023Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events Nominate a Fellow Member for a 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Award! Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship! Why is Volunteering Important? MNHIMA Legal Reference Manual MNHIMA Job Board AHIMA INFORMATION AHIMA CEU Information AHIMA Advocacy Updates Job Board Upcoming Events Virtual Education

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MNHIMA e-Alert — January 06, 2023

MNHIMA e-Alert — January 06, 2023Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events A Message from Our President 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Awards Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship!  Why is Volunteering Important? Interested in Speaking at the 2023 MNHIMA Annual Meeting?  Submit Your Proposal Today! CEU Opportunity:  MNHIMA Public Policy Update AHIMA ADVOCACY UPDATES MNHIMA Legal Reference Manual MNHIMA Job Board Job Board Upcoming Events Virtual Education

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MNHIMA e-Alert — December 30, 2022

MNHIMA e-Alert — December 30, 2022Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events MNHIMA Sends You Warm Wishes for Peace, Love, and Joy This Holiday Season! Registration is OPEN for the 2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit: March 20-21! Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA Meet the Coding & Data Quality Committee! AHIMA ADVOCACY UPDATES Act Now & Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills! Call for MNHIMA Board Nominations Call for MNHIMA Region A...

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MNHIMA Public Policy Update 2022

MNHIMA Public Policy Update 2022The MNHIMA Advocacy Committee is excited to share with all of you a Public Policy update by the Advocacy staff from Allina Health, including Briana Nord Parish, Dalton Danielson, and Joe Silversmith. This presentation will review the following areas: Who Represents You State and Federal Policy updates Proposed Rule Aligning 42 CFR Part II with HIPAA and, How to advocate effectively At the State of Minnesota level, the presentation provides a great oversite of...

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MNHIMA e-Alert — December 23, 2022

MNHIMA e-Alert — December 23, 2022Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events MNHIMA Sends You Warm Wishes for Peace, Love, and Joy This Holiday Season! Registration is OPEN for the 2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit: March 20-21! Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA Meet the Coding & Data Quality Committee! AHIMA ADVOCACY UPDATES Act Now & Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills! Call for MNHIMA Board Nominations Call for MNHIMA Region A...

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MNHIMA e-Alert — December 16, 2022

MNHIMA e-Alert — December 16, 2022Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events Meet the Coding & Data Quality Committee! Thank You to Our Corporate Partners! Check Us Out on Social Media! AHIMA ADVOCACY UPDATES Act Now & Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills! Call for MNHIMA Board Nominations Call for MNHIMA Region A Board Nominations 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Awards Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship!  Interested in Speaking...

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MNHIMA e-Alert — December 09, 2022

MNHIMA e-Alert — December 09, 2022Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events Black Friday CEU Special! AHIMA ADVOCACY UPDATES Act Now & Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills! Call for MNHIMA Board Nominations Call for MNHIMA Region A Board Nominations 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Awards Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship!  Interested in Speaking at the 2023 MNHIMA Annual Meeting?  Submit Your Proposal Today! MNHIMA Legal Reference...

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MNHIMA e-Alert — December 02, 2022

MNHIMA e-Alert — December 02, 2022Inside this Issue: Upcoming Events Black Friday CEU Special! Act Now & Urge Your Members of Congress to Repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bills! Call for MNHIMA Board Nominations Call for MNHIMA Region A Board Nominations 2023 MNHIMA Achievement Awards Attention Students: Apply for a 2023 MNHIMA Scholarship! Interested in Speaking at the 2023 MNHIMA Annual Meeting? Submit Your Proposal Today! MNHIMA Legal Reference Manual MNHIMA Job...

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OPEN: 2023 MNHIMA Vendor Registration

OPEN: 2023 MNHIMA Vendor RegistrationWe are thrilled to be continuing with an in-person event for our Annual Meeting! You and your organization play a key role in the success of our Annual Meetings, and we are incredibly grateful that you have chosen to join and support us. Our attendees are anxious to meet and engage with you, as well as to ultimately learn more about your products, services, and solutions! This year's annual meeting will be held April 26-28, 2023 at the Mystic Lake Casino...

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MNHIMA won a $500 scholarship from Verisma!

MNHIMA won a $500 scholarship from Verisma!While the MNHIMA Delegates were in Columbus, OH, we had the opportunity to receive this plaque and award from Verisma. Scholarships were awarded to the AHIMA chapters with the highest participation rate in things like pledges to protect truth and accuracy and engaging with Verisma on social media or at events. We would like to say “THANK YOU” for this amazing award. The funds will be put into the MNHIMA Scholarship account to continue to grow and be...

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Nominate Someone for an Achievement Award

Nominate Someone for an Achievement AwardEach year, the Nominating Committee seeks recommendations for individuals deserving of being recognized within the categories of our recognition program. A nomination is a way to recognize excellence at every level within our association, and we welcome all eligible nominations. The deadline to submit a nominee for an award is December 31, 2022.

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Apply Today for MNHIMA Scholarships

Apply Today for MNHIMA ScholarshipsMNHIMA is pleased to once again remind our eligible students of our annual MNHIMA Scholarship. This scholarship is based on merit and not on financial need. The deadline to apply for a MNHIMA Scholarship is January 31, 2023.

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Nominations for MNHIMA 2023 Election are Open

Nominations for MNHIMA 2023 Election are OpenCall for Nominations for Board of Directors and Audit Committee The MNHIMA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations and volunteers interested in having their names placed on the ballot for our MNHIMA 2023 election. Positions open are: President-Elect (3-year term) Delegate Director – 2 members (2-year term) Treasurer – 1 member (2-year term) Secretary (1-year term) Audit Committee – 1 member (2-year term) * Read the descriptions of the general...

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Free CEU Webinar: November 16th @ 12 pm

Free CEU Webinar: November 16th @ 12 pmJoin MNHIMA and Elevate Medical Solutions for a FREE WEBINAR on Wed, Nov 16, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST. MNHIMA is proud to partner with Elevate Medical Solutions to provide our members an opportunity to earn 1 FREE CEU! Arthroscopic Shoulder Coding: A CPT Refresher with MNHIMA Feeling 'torn' by Arthroscopic Surgery Coding? Let our CPT experts help clear your confusion. During this webinar, attendees will be provided the opportunity to review shoulder...

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Coding Webinar: Single Path Coding

Coding Webinar: Single Path CodingPlease join Barb Miller for this recorded coding webinar: Single Path Coding. This presentation will discuss the future of coding with single-path coding within the revenue cycle. We will discuss the coder training and consider a single-path coding process. The presentation will also explore and review the significance of single-path coding, the challenges that could occur, and the benefits. We will also review facility coding and professional fee coding and...

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2022-2023 MNHIMA Board Members

2022-2023 MNHIMA Board MembersWe are excited to introduce our 2022-2023 Board of Directors and look forward to their leadership during this unprecedented time!

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ACTION ALERT: It’s Patient ID Week

ACTION ALERT: It’s Patient ID WeekEmail and Tweet Your Members of Congress and Ask them to Repeal Section 510 It’s Patient ID Week! Take part by visiting AHIMA’s Action Center now to urge your members of Congress to protect patient privacy and safety by supporting the repeal of Section 510 in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill. It’s essential this week that we make sure every US Senator and US...

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MNHIMA State Hill Day

MNHIMA State Hill DayAre you interested in learning how to advocate for the HIM profession and unsure how or where to start? Are you already active with advocacy and looking for more opportunities to get involved? If you said ‘yes’ to either of these questions, do not miss your chance to attend MNHIMA’s State Hill Day! Registration is now OPEN! Attendees will learn how to advocate effectively and understand how to contact their local elected officials. Date April 5, 20229:00 AM – 1:30 PM CST *...

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MNHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting

MNHIMA 2022 Annual MeetingEarly Bird Registration Extended to March 28th The MNHIMA Board of Directors (BOD) and Annual Meeting Committee would like to personally invite each of you to attend the 2022 MNHIMA Annual Meeting at Treasure Island and Casino, April 27th-29th, 2022. This meeting will be held in person at this time. There will not be a virtual component to the Annual meeting. Our agenda is not completely finalized at this time, but we wanted to share it, along with the following...

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Our Keynote Speakers for 2022

Our Keynote Speakers for 2022Courtney Godfrey is a local TV reporter at Fox 9 in Minneapolis. Her job has taken her all over the country, from San Francisco to New York City. She has reported on major news events, appearing on Fox News Channel and CNN.com. She has interviewed celebrities and sports icons, and covered major events including the death of George Floyd, the Super Bowl and multiple Kentucky Derbys. But her greatest joy comes from telling inspiring stories of everyday people doing...

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February Webinar: Best Practices to Create Policies and Procedures in Telehealth During the Pandemic and Beyond

February Webinar: Best Practices to Create Policies and Procedures in Telehealth During the Pandemic and BeyondTelehealth services are here to stay! Please join MNHIMA and Angela Rose to review the “Best Practices to Create Policies and Procedures in Telehealth During the Pandemic and Beyond”. The COVID pandemic has increased the use of Telehealth in health care, and it is essential that facilities have appropriate policies and procedures in place to appropriately provide telehealth services....

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2022 MNHIMA Annual Meeting: Call for Exhibitors

2022 MNHIMA Annual Meeting: Call for ExhibitorsThe 2022 MNHIMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor registration is open! Please plan to attend the MNHIMA Annual meeting which is scheduled live and In-Person at Treasure Island Casino in April. We look forward to seeing you there! WHY EXHIBIT? Our Annual Meeting is a premier event drawing an average of 450+ professionals each year. Many are employed in a management or consulting position or are the decision-makers for their organization who are interested...

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February Coding Roundtable

February Coding RoundtablePlease join us on February 9th for a coding roundtable. We will be reviewing ICD-10-CM and CPT updates for 2022. Date February 9, 202212:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Pricing MNHIMA Member  – $5.00 Non-MNHIMA Member  – $10.00 Student  – $0.00 CE # of CEs: 1.0

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MNHIMA Advocacy 101 Webinar

MNHIMA Advocacy 101WebinarHave you ever wondered how legislation works and does your voice really make a difference? Well, it does, and here is the opportunity for you to learn how you can become an advocate and what that means. When you advocate, you are sharing your knowledge and passion about things that matter to you and it can be for any reason, professionally or personally. Please join MNHIMA for a great educational session related to Advocacy. Date: February 11, 2022Time: 9:00 AM -...

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Information Blocking Webinar

Information Blocking WebinarPlease join Rita Bowen in this pre-recorded webinar titled: Information Blocking. Speaker Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB Pricing MNHIMA Member: $25 Non-Member: $35 MNHIMA Student Member: $0 CE # of CEs: 1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

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MNHIMA January Webinar

MNHIMA January WebinarPlease join MNHIMA for the January webinar: "Line Charts, Bar Graphs, Pivot Tables... Oh, my!: Choosing the correct visual to represent your data." Melissa Cartier and Katie O'Hearn will be providing this educational session. Date January 19, 202212:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Pricing MNHIMA Member: $25.00 Non-Member: $35.00 Student: Free CE # of CEs: 1.0 – Domain III. Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use

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Information Blocking Webinar

Information Blocking WebinarPlease join Rita Bowen in this pre-recorded webinar titled: Information Blocking. Speaker Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB Pricing MNHIMA Member: $25 Non-Member: $35 CE # of CEs: 1.0   Registration will be opening soon! 

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MNHIMA Region B Fall Meeting

MNHIMA Region B Fall MeetingPlease join Region B as they hold their Fall meeting virtually on November 18, 2021. You can anticipate receiving 5 CEUs for this full day of education. We look forward to having you attend! Date November 18, 20218:15 AM – 3:15 PM CST Pricing Members:  $25 Nonmembers:  $50 Students:  Free CE # of CEs: 5.0

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MNHIMA November Webinar

MNHIMA November WebinarJoin the MNHIMA Webinar scheduled for November 29, 2021, from 12pm-1pm. During this time, we will be discussing information related to databases. Databases are a huge part of our daily work as Health Information Management professionals. Whether we realize it or not, they’re behind everything from service and diagnosis code selection in an EHR, to denials tracking and trending, to the Master Patient Index at your local hospital. So, how do they work? What makes a...

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Region D Fall Meeting – Virtual

Region D Fall Meeting – VirtualRegion D will be holding their Fall meeting on December 3, 2021, from 7:45 am until 12:40 pm. This will be a virtual meeting and will not be recorded. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to earn up to 4 CEUs. The agenda is currently TBD and will be posted as soon as it is available. Date December 3, 20217:45 AM – 12:40 PM CST * Live event only Pricing Member: $20 Non-Member: $40 Student: Free CE # of CEs: 4.0

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MNHIMA has Won the Living the Pledge Competition!

MNHIMA has Won the Living the Pledge Competition!We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their vote! We would also like to ask everyone to please share our video about Jane with their departments and facilities to help understand the necessity for a Patient Naming Policy.

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MNHIMA Executive Director Position Transition

MNHIMA Executive Director Position TransitionThe MNHIMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sue Nathe has accepted the position as the MNHIMA Executive Director. A little about Sue: Sue started her healthcare career working with developmentally disabled individuals and worked within that field in a variety of settings (direct care and administration). In 1997, Sue graduated from Ridgewater College with an AAS in Health Information Technology. She then obtained her RHIT...

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2021 MNHIMA Bylaw Update

2021 MNHIMA Bylaw UpdateDear Membership, Per MHIMA’s Bylaws, I am sending you the proposed 2021 MHIMA Bylaw changes at least 30 days prior to MHIMA’s 2021 Annual Business meeting. The document, titled MHIMA 2021 Bylaw Changes, outlines each individual proposed Bylaw change by section, the proposed language and the explanation for the proposed change. The document titled MHIMA Proposed Bylaws 2021 is the actual Bylaws with the markups for the proposed changes. Please review the proposed...

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NEW Registration Process: MNHIMA Strategies for Success Roundtable Series – Part 2

NEW Registration Process: MNHIMA Strategies for Success Roundtable Series – Part 2As an organization, MNHIMA recognizes this past year has brought unprecedented change and challenges to our members, and whether you are a student, new graduate, displaced worker, or are re-entering the workforce, our new Strategies for Success Roundtable Series is here to assist you!  Our goal is for attendees to come away with a renewed sense of confidence as they search for employment.   Part 2, Leveraging...

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MNHIMA Call for Nominations

MNHIMA Call for Nominations The Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations and volunteers interested in having their names placed on the ballot for the 2021 MNHIMA election. The following positions open are: President-Elect (3-year term) Delegate Director – 2 members (2-year term) Secretary (1-year term) Audit Committee – 1 member (2-year term) Treasurer (2-year term) Eligibility: All candidates on the ballot must be active AHIMA/MNHIMA members. Credentialing requirements are listed...

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Act Now to Urge Congress to Remove Section 510 from the FY2021 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Act Now to Urge Congress to Remove Section 510 from the FY2021 Labor-HHS Appropriations BillAction Alert From AHIMA   As we are seeing as a result of the worldwide pandemic, accurate and timely health and patient data to ensure patient safety is more important than ever. Yet even though the ECRI Institute names patient misidentification one of the top ten threats to patient safety, a two decade-old appropriations rider has stifled innovation and industry progress in advancing a nationwide...

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2020 MNHIMA Virtual Annual Meeting

2020 MHIMA Virtual Annual MeetingRegistration is now OPEN for the 2020 MHIMA Virtual Annual Meeting! We are excited to offer this new format with our great speakers and exhibitors, and at significantly lower registration prices: AHIMA/MHIMA Member – $150 Emeritus/Student AHIMA/MHIMA Member – $50 Non-Member – $225 The Virtual Meeting will be accessible from April 29 2020, through October 31, 2020, giving attendees ample time to listen to the available recordings and receive CEUs. The Business...

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MNHIMA Spring 2020 Connection e-Newsletter

MHIMA Spring 2020 Connection e-NewsletterHello MHIMA Members and Corporate Partners! Your quarterly newsletter, the MHIMA Connection, is here! Please click on the newsletter to find the Spring 2020 issue. We have worked hard to bring you up-to-date with current information and announcements. Hope you enjoy! Stay Healthy. Thank you,MHIMA Marketing & Communications Committee

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MNHIMA Bylaws

MHIMA BylawsDear Membership, Per MHIMA’s Bylaws, I am sending you the proposed 2020 MHIMA Bylaw changes at least 30 days prior to MHIMA’s 2020 Annual Business meeting. The document titled MHIMA 2020 Bylaw Changes outlines each individual proposed Bylaw change by section, the proposed language and the explanation for the proposed change. The document titled MHIMA Proposed Bylaws 2020 are the actual Bylaws with the markups for the proposed changes. Please review the proposed changes as these...

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MNHIMA 2020 Election Results

MHIMA 2020 Election ResultsThe votes are in and we would like to share with you the results from the MHIMA 2020-2021 Board Nominations. We had 12% of our memberships that voted.  Thank you to all of you who voted! And thank you to all of the individuals that were on the ballot.Newly Elected Board MembersPresident Elect: Sue Nathe, RHITSecretary: Katie Kerr, MA, RHIADelegate: Suzy Johnson,  MS, RHIA, CHPSAudit Committee: Elise Depew, RHIT, CCA, CPC, CRC, CPMA (top)Regina Kraus, MSA, RHIA,...

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Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards Each year, the Nominating Committee seeks recommendations for individuals deserving of being recognized within the categories of our recognition program. Nomination is a way to recognize excellence at every level within our association, and we welcome all eligible nominations. For questions or to submit a nomination, contact the MHIMA Past President, MHIMA Executive Director or your Region’s President. Nominations are accepted during the Winter and awarded at the Annual...

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MNHIMA Winter 2020 Connection e-Newsletter

MHIMA Winter 2020 Connection e-NewsletterHello MHIMA Members and Corporate Partners! Your quarterly newsletter, The MHIMA Connection is here. Please click on the newsletter to find the latest issue We have worked hard to bring you up-to-date with current association information and announcements. Hope you enjoy. Thank you,MHIMA Marketing & Communications Committee

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MNHIMA 2020 Scholarship

MHIMA 2020 Scholarship MHIMA Scholarship Program For 2020- Deadline March 11, 2020 for Applications to be received at MHIMA.   MHIMA is pleased to once again remind our eligible students of our 2020 MHIMA Scholarship. This scholarship is based on merit and not on financial need. Eligibility to Apply: (ALL of the following requirements MUST be met) AHIMA member with Minnesota designated as their component state association Enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state CAHIIM accredited HIM program...

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MNHIMA Fall 2019 Connection e-Newsletter

MHIMA Fall 2019 Connection e-Newsletter Hello MHIMA Members and Corporate Partners!Your quarterly newsletter, the MHIMA Connection is here! Please click on the newsletter to find the Fall 2019 issue. We have worked hard to bring you up to date with current information and announcements! Hope you enjoy!Thank you,MHIMA Marketing & Communications Committee

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2019 Election Results

2019 Election Results The 2018 - 2019 MHIMA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the results of our recent electronic ballot: President-Elect: Mary Juenemann, MS, RHIA, CCS Delegate Directors: Neysa Noreen, MS, RHIA & Lisa Schultz, MAOL, RHIA Secretary: Stephanie Peterson, RHIA Treasurer: Lorna Clodfelder, RHIT Audit Committee: Christina Nelson, RHIT, CPMA We had a 7.6% voter response this year. Thank you to everyone who voted! The newly elected officers, board members and audit...

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MNHIMA Outstanding Student Award

MHIMA Outstanding Student Award The MHIMA Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce Emma Peters-Axtell as 2019's MHIMA Outstanding Student!Click Here to learn more about Emma!

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MNHIMA Distinguished Member Award

MHIMA Distinguished Member Award The MHIMA Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce Diana M. Warner, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CPHI, FAHIMA as 2019's MHIMA Distinguished Member!Click here to learn more about Diana!

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MNHIMA Rising Star Award

MHIMA Rising Star Award The MHIMA Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce Nick Procaccini as 2019's MHIMA Rising Star!Click Here to learn more about Nick!

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2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

Scholarship Winners Announced The MHIMA Scholarship Committee has selected the following students to receive Minnesota Merit Scholarships:RHIT Program:Barbara EasleyRochester Community & Technical College$ 750.00RHIA Program:Logan JohnsonThe College of Saint Scholastica$ 750.00Emma Peters-AxtellThe College of Saint Scholastica$ 750.00Lynn ZormeierThe College of Saint Scholastica$ 1,250.00Graduate/Masters Program:Darlette HoppeThe College of Saint Scholastica$ 1,500.00Congratulations to...

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