This week, a contingent of HIM professionals are bringing their years of experience and knowledge to Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 AHIMA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.
AHIMA’S Advocacy and Public Policy Team may only have five members, but its voice is loud and clear at the national level, providing input on key issues related to ICD-10, HIPAA, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical documentation improvement, information governance, and more.
Officials from AHIMA are asking the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to revise job titles, job descriptions, and other workforce guidelines to the agency’s 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Principles. The BLS intends to revise the 2010 SOC by the end of 2016 and release it by 2018.
In a recent letter to the BLS, AHIMA notes that recent and rapid technological advancements, especially electronic health records (EHRs), have contributed to the need for new and more distinct classifications.
AHIMA’s advocacy efforts against the delay of ICD-10 this spring were recently honored with a “Power of A” Silver Award by the American Society of Association Executives.
The Tennessee, Florida, and Pennsylvania Health Information Management Associations took center stage at this year’s House of Delegates meeting as the top three finishers for this year’s AHIMA 2013 Core Service Achievement Award for Advocacy and Influence.