It’s the last week of summer. Fall season is upon us. The change in the temperature and falling leaves, while in the mist of the Hurricane season from June 1st—November 30th. The definition of fall is to move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control from a higher to a lower level. The weather is similar to our lives; both change fast or slow on their own, with or without control from us on any given day. We must plan, prepare and collaborate to anticipate what to do. GHIMA is collaborating, planning and preparing for many activities of building its members, memberships, continuing education and professional growth.
We have had an exciting month thus far. NGHIMA held its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 14th at the lovely Decatur Recreation Center under the leadership of Dr. Neisa Jenkins. GHIMA Coding Roundtable chair Leonta (Lee) Williams and Felicia A. Thomas (and team) held a 2019 ICD –10-CM and PCS update via webinar on Saturday, September 15. The webinar is available on demand for AHIMA members at $20 and non-members at $30 on GHIMA events page. GHIMA rekindled its Mentoring Café in the North region held at the Clarkston Library under the leadership of Earshler Taylor and Jennifer McCollum on Saturday, September 15. Our very own Ginna Evans, AHIMA-President-Elect was in attendance and participated on the panel discussion. GHIMA is preparing for the 2019 Quad state-annual meeting and exhibit in Myrtle Beach, SC on May 5th— 8th 2019. The creation of an exciting agenda and marketing for vendors and members participation is underway.
2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Miami, FL, September 22—26, here we come. Lee attending two-day Coding workshop. Delegates Karen Searcy, Stephanie Mercer, Janyce House, Annette Baker and Kathy Albertson collaborated earlier to prepare for AHIMA House of Delegates meeting. Karen and Stephanie will attend AHIMA’s 90th Annual meeting.
GHIMA is collaborating, planning and preparing, we urge you to do the same!
Karen Searcy, RHIA, CPC