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The Oklahoma Health Information Management Association (OkHIMA), is a dynamic professional association which includes over 900 specially educated health information management professionals who work throughout the healthcare industry. Read more »

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NEW - Under the Oklahoma State Innovation Model (OSIM) grant, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ) are conducting a statewide Electronic Health Record (EHR)/Health Information Exchange (HIE) utilization survey.  Click here to learn more and how you can be offered an opportunity to win a $50 Visa gift card for completing an approximately 10 minute survey. (entered 5/23/15) 

    
NEW -   Oppose H.R.2126 US House Bill Introduced to Stop ICD-10. 
US Representative Ted Poe (TX-2) introduced H.R.2126.  This bill would prohibit HHS from replacing ICD-9 with the ICD-10 code sets.  Let Congress know that you are strongly opposed to this bill. (entered 5/8/15)  Take Action Now!   

On January 30, 2015, CMS issued guidance to its updated interpretive guidelines for the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendices to reflect recent amendments to the applicable Conditions for hospitals, Swing Bed, ASC and RHC & FQHCs and retro effective to July 2014.  The clarifications impacting Appendix A for Hospitals are summarized below. (entered 2/10/15)  Click here to read the 61 page document


CMS published a Recovery Audit Program Improvements document on 12.30.14 that lists program enhancements in 2015.   (entered 01/07/2015) - Click here to learn more

 

OkHIMA Announcements

ATTENTION: The concierge opportunity is now available to second year (Senior Year) HIM Students! OkHIMA is currently taking applications for the 2015 Student Concierge Program. Don't miss this exciting opportunity for future career connections and a chance to represent your school at the 2015 Annual Convention and Vendor Show! Click Here to apply!

Congratulations to our new elected candidates, results are as follows:
President-Elect:  Angela G. Lehman, RHIA
Communication Coordinator: Kelli Horn, RHIT, CCS
Service and Support Coordinator: Julie A. Hoisington, RHIT, CCS
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator: Julie A. Hill, RHIA, CCS
Education Coordinator-Elect: Tressa A. Lyon, RHIT
Nominiating Committee: Ty Pool, RHIA
Kati N. Beisel, RHIA, CCS
Loritta M. Moore, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-IM


2015 Legal Manual now ready to order, place your order now!- January 13th, 2015


CMS Requires ICD-10 Compliance - Acknowledgement Testing Dates Listed by October 10th, 2015

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