January 2023 Member Spotlight

January 2023 Member Spotlight Our January 2023 Member Spotlight is Mary Bowlan! Read More ResourcesResources Advertising AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News January 2023...

December 2022 Member Spotlight

December 2022 Member Spotlight Our December 2022 Member Spotlight is Heather Duke! Read More ResourcesResources Advertising AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News December...

$100,000 Available for AHIMA Foundation Scholarships

$100,000 Available for AHIMA Foundation Scholarships Currently enrolled health information students pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in health information management (HIM) or health informatics (HI) are encouraged to apply beginning in...

AHIMA Call for Elected Nominations – Deadline March 31, 2023

AHIMA Call for Elected Nominations – Deadline March 31, 2023 AHIMA 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...

AHIMA Advocacy Summit 2023

AHIMA Advocacy Summit 2023 The 2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit is where health leaders and policymakers come together to address important key policy issues related to health data and health information. This two-day event, taking place March 20–21, 2023, in Washington,...

Coding Hernia Repair Procedures Webinar

Coding Hernia Repair Procedures Webinar Join a member of the Arkansas Coding Roundtable for a presentation on coding hernia repair procedures. ArHIMA President Melissa Zavadil, RHIT, CCS, CPMA, CRC, COC, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of abdominal hernias,...

Call for Nominations Deadline is Approaching

Call for Nominations Deadline is Approaching The ArHIMA Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing the 2023 ballot. If you would like to place your name on the ballot or would like to nominate someone for an elected position, contact Bryce Miller, Committee...

One Member’s Struggle to Help Her Mama

One Member’s Struggle to Help Her Mama We all have stories to share when it comes to the interoperability of health information…or maybe the lack of it. One of our members recently shared on social media the story of her mother and the struggle to get relevant...

President’s Message – December 2022

President’s Message – December 2022 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ArHIMA members! It truly amazes me every year just how fast the months can come and go so quickly. I am not one who dwells in the past. Instead, I choose to reflect just long enough to acknowledge...

Proposed Rule on Alignment of 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA

Proposed Rule on Alignment of 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA This proposed rule is a culmination of multiple years of work in Congress on Jesse’s Law to simplify the process in which patients give consent to providers to release Substance Use Disorder (SUD) information while...

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media Join ArHIMA on social media. Click the icon below and like or join our group today! FollowFollowFollow ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News...

Congratulations to Kendra Wichman

Congratulations to Kendra Wichman Congratulations to Arkansas Tech University-Ozark student, Kendra Wichman, for winning a $500 scholarship offered by the Altus Rotary! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation...

Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations The ArHIMA Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing the 2023 ballot. If you would like to place your name on the ballot or would like to nominate someone for an elected position, contact Bryce Miller, Committee Chair,...

ArHIMA Awards

ArHIMA Awards Take this opportunity to honor those in our field that have made contributions to the career of Health Information Management, improvement of our state association, and/or influenced your career. ArHIMA recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and...

Advocacy Action Items

Advocacy Action Items Visit the AHIMA Action Center to participate in the ongoing campaigns! It’s easy to make your voice heard! Take Action! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the...

ArHIMA Scholarships

ArHIMA Scholarships The 2023 ArHIMA Martha Wilbers/Faye Arnold Scholarship application is available! Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students and the deadline for submission is February 1, 2023. Scholarships will be announced at the April...

November 2022 Member Spotlight

November 2022 Member Spotlight Our November 2022 Member Spotlight is Theresa Rogers! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News Call for Nominations...

October 2022 Member Spotlight

October 2022 Member Spotlight Our October 2022 Member Spotlight is Lori Lewis! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News October 2022 Member...

ArHIMA Newsletter — September 2022

ArHIMA Newsletter — September 2022 The ArHIMA Newsletter for September 2022 is now available. ArHIMA Newsletters ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training Modules Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News...

President’s Message for October 2022

President’s Message for October 2022 Be sure to read the October 2022 President’s Message from ArHIMA President Melissa Zavadil, RHIT, CCS, CPMA, CRC, COC. Read the President's Message ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources...

Career Insights: Susan Parker

Career Insights: Susan Parker Susan Parker, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA (Retired), served ArHIMA as the 1984-1985 President. Read Susan’s career insights by clicking below. More Information ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Advocacy Resources Advocacy Training...

August 2022 Member Spotlight

August 2022 Member Spotlight Our August Member Spotlight is Tia Brewer! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News August 2022 Member Spotlight August 12, 2022July Member Spotlight July 12,...

July Member Spotlight

July Member Spotlight Our July Member Spotlight is Bryce Miller! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News July Member Spotlight July 12, 2022July 2022 President’s Message July 6,...

July 2022 President’s Message

July 2022 President’s Message Click below to read the July 2022 ArHIMA President’s Message from Melissa Zavadil, RHIT, CCS, CPMA, CRC, COC. Read the President's Message ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal...

ArHIMA Newsletter — June 2022

ArHIMA Newsletter — June 2022 The ArHIMA Newsletter for June 2022 is now available. ArHIMA Newsletters ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News ArHIMA Newsletter — June 2022 June 22, 2022Board...

Board Announcement – 2022-2023

Board Announcement2022-2023 Melissa Zavadil, RHIT, CCS, CPMA, CRC, COC, was recently inducted as the President of ArHIMA. She is employed by Administrative Consultant Services, LLC and provides consultation for all aspects of hospital outpatient coding and clinical...

President’s Message – June 2022

President’s Message – June 2022 Well, it is summer and you’re just as awesome as ever! I am happy to have this opportunity to talk with you once more before I leave the position as your ArHIMA President. It has been an absolute pleasure. I will be serving in the...

June Member Spotlight

June Member Spotlight Our June Member Spotlight is Brenda Huntsinger! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News June Member Spotlight June 7, 20222022 AHIMA Grace Award June 7, 20222022 AHIMA...

2022 AHIMA Grace Award

2022 AHIMA Grace Award Recognize Your Organization’s Accomplishments by Applying for the 2022 Grace Award! The Grace Award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate significant contributions to the healthcare industry, communities, and the HI field and for...

2022 AHIMA Triumph Awards

2022 AHIMA Triumph Awards Honor Your HIM Professionals’ Contributions with the 2022 Triumph Award! The Triumph Awards are designed to recognize those special individuals who have made a difference in the HI profession. The Triumph Awards honor leaders in the HI field,...

2022 Annual Convention

2022 Annual Convention The 2022 ArHIMA/MoHIMA Joint Annual Convention was held at the Branson Convention Center with 285 attendees and 25 exhibitors participating. This was the first time ArHIMA has held a convention jointly with another state and it proved to be a...

Exciting Update from Arkansas Tech

Exciting Update from Arkansas Tech Beginning this fall, there will be an online option for those wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management! The master’s degree in Health Informatics is already offered all online. These are wonderful...

May Member Spotlight

May Member Spotlight Our May Member Spotlight is Nancy Edwards! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News May Member Spotlight May 6, 20222022 Scholarship Recipients May 2, 20222022 Award...

2022 Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients ArHIMA Graduate Scholarship Recipient – Kyle Johnston, RHIA, CCS Kyle Johnston is pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics degree at Arkansas Tech University. Kyle has been in the profession for 12 years with the first 10 spent as...

2022 Award Recipients

2022 Award Recipients Student of the Year Award Recipient – Shauna Graham Arkansas Health Information Management Association (ArHIMA) established the Student of the Year Award in 2021 and recently recognized its first recipient, Shauna Graham, at the annual convention...

April Member Spotlight

April Member Spotlight Our April Member Spotlight is Elijah Blackburn! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News April Member Spotlight April 11, 2022Advocate, celebrate and recognize HI...

AHIMA Spring Student Open House

AHIMA Spring Student Open House Tuesday, April 5, 2022,10:00 am -12:30 pm CT AHIMA will host its semiannual student open house on Tuesday, April 5. Attend this free virtual event to learn more about: Careers in health information AHIMA certifications How to...

March Member Spotlight

March Member Spotlight Our March Member Spotlight is President Tina Cikanek! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News March Member Spotlight February 28, 2022Career Insights from ArHIMA Past...

Career Insights from ArHIMA Past President

Career Insights from ArHIMA Past President Melinda Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, is the Past President selected for this quarter to share her Career Insights. Mindy was twice elected to serve ArHIMA as President in 1993-1994 and 2003-2004. ArHIMA is proud to highlight...

February Member Spotlight

February Member Spotlight Our February Member Spotlight is Mollie McCammon! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News February Member Spotlight January 24, 2022Call for Nominations January 14,...

Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations The ArHIMA Nominating Committee wants YOU to suggest fellow ArHIMA members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the ArHIMA Executive Board positions for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Nominations are due by January 31,...

Dr. Melinda Wilkins Featured on the AHIMA HI Pitch Podcast

Dr. Melinda Wilkins Featured on the AHIMA HI Pitch Podcast On this episode of the HI Pitch podcast, hear from Melinda A. Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, the 2021 recipient of AHIMA’s Distinguished Member Triumph Award and professor/program director for the Arkansas Tech...

January Member Spotlight

January Member Spotlight Our January Member Spotlight is Twilla Phillips! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News January Member Spotlight January 3, 2022Convention Update December 7,...

Convention Update

Convention Update The 2022 convention will be held in conjunction with the Missouri Health Information Management Association in Branson, MO, on April 4th – 6th. This will be an in-person event and registration information will be sent in early February. Mark...

President’s Message

President’s Message Click to read the December President’s Message. President's Message ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News President’s Message December 6, 2021December Member Spotlight...

December Member Spotlight

December Member Spotlight Our December Member Spotlight is Jaime Jester! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News December Member Spotlight November 29, 2021November Member Spotlight November...

November Member Spotlight

November Member Spotlight Our November Member Spotlight is Erin Holloway! Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News November Member Spotlight November 10, 2021Career Insights from an ArHIMA Past...

Career Insights from an ArHIMA Past President

Career Insights from an ArHIMA Past President Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRC, FAHIMA, ArHIMA’s President from 1987-1988, shares her Career Insights. Read More ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News...

Scholarship Deadline is February 1st!

Scholarship Deadline is February 1st! The deadline to apply for the ArHIMA and ArHIMSS Scholarships is February 1st. Click below to access information and applications. Information & Applications ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual...

Support the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

Support the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act The bipartisan “Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act” has recently been introduced in the US Senate. We need your outreach to build support for this important legislation. Prior authorization...

ArHIMSS Donates Over $24,000 to Provide Scholarships to Students

ArHIMSS Donates Over $24,000 to Provide Scholarships to Students The ArHIMA Board would like to thank Arkansas HIMSS Chapter for their generous donation to continue the Blankenship, Johnson, and Wilkins Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a student...

October Member Spotlight

October Member Spotlight Our October Member Spotlight is Amber Simpson, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CRC! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News October Member Spotlight September 30, 2021AHIMA Fall...

AHIMA Fall Student Open House

AHIMA Fall Student Open House AHIMA will host its semiannual student open house on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm CT. Attend this free virtual event to learn more about: Careers in health information AHIMA certifications How to successfully...

September Member Spotlight

September Member Spotlight Our September Member Spotlight is Heather Beshoner, RHIA! Read More! ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In the News September Member Spotlight September 20, 2021The AHIMA Foundation...

The AHIMA Foundation 2021 Health Literacy Scholarship Essay

The AHIMA Foundation 2021 Health Literacy Scholarship Essay The AHIMA Foundation seeks innovative ideas that support our vision of Health Literacy for Health Equity. The AHIMA Foundation 2021 Health Literacy Scholarship Essay is open to current undergraduate,...

PPE Site Supervisors Needed

PPE Site Supervisors Needed Are you interested in possibly hosting a health information technology (HIT) or health information management (HIM) student for their Professional Practice Experience (PPE)? Every year HIM and HIT programs begin the search for field-based...

Dr Wilkins Named AHIMA’s Distinguished Member

Dr Wilkins Named AHIMA’s Distinguished Member Melinda Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, received the highest honor bestowed upon a member by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Professor and Program Director of the graduate program in Health...

AHIMA “Living the Pledge” Campaign and CA Competition

AHIMA “Living the Pledge” Campaign and CA Competition We are excited to present to you the AHIMA Naming Policy “Living the Pledge” campaign and competition. The campaign and CA competition will run until Friday, August 20th. Many ArHIMA members in 2020 took the pledge...

Board Announcement – 2021-2022

Board Announcement – 2021-2022 Tina Cikanek, MBA, RHIA, CCS Tina Cikanek, MBA, RHIA, CCS was recently inducted as the President of the ArHIMA. She is a nine-year veteran Health Information Management Program Director and Instructor at NorthWest Arkansas...

President’s Message

President’s Message It is with a profound sense of humility that I accept the honor of becoming ArHIMA’s President for the 2021-2022 term.  I am grateful to Lisa Daniels for her leadership during this challenging past year as we navigated the pandemic along with...

HIM Students Enjoyed the Virtual Convention

HIM Students Enjoyed the Virtual Convention The Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA) at Arkansas Tech University (Russellville campus) met during our recent virtual state convention. They watched the sessions together and enjoyed lunch, games, and...

Coding Roundtable Message – Mentoring Matters

Coding Roundtable Message – Mentoring Matters Are you new to the HIM field and looking for guidance? Are you interested in helping others and sharing your knowledge with the next generation of HIM leaders?  How about another 2021 New Year’s resolution to add to...

2021 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients Graduate Scholarship Recipients   Mollie Tanner Born and raised in Arkansas, Mollie Penick Tanner graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. Beginning her career at CHI St....

Annual HIP Week

Annual HIP Week Health Information Professionals Week Set for April 18-24, 2021     The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 32nd annual Health Information...

Registration Now Open!

Registration Now Open – 2021 Virtual Annual Convention! Registration is available for the 2021 ArHIMA Virtual Annual Convention. Click here to access agenda and registration form. ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal...

ArHIMA Silent Auction

ArHIMA Silent Auction The Arkansas Health Information Management Association proudly continues to support and recognize Arkansas students pursuing a health information degree enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program. Silent Auctions have been held at...

No Patient Left Alone Act

No Patient Left Alone Act This bill that has passed both houses of the legislature. It will become effective as soon as the governor signs it. Click here to read the bill. ResourcesResources AHIMA Access Advocacy Foundation Legal Manual Access the Legal Manual News In...

Patient Identification and Matching Naming Policy Pledge

Patient Identification and Matching Naming Policy Pledge As professionals committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers, we have a responsibility to ensure that health data is accurate, complete, and...

2020 House of Delegates Meeting Summary

2020 House of Delegates Meeting Summary Welcome The Speaker of the House, Christine Williams, RHIA, welcomed the 221 delegates and guests to the first Digital AHIMA House of Delegates meeting at 12:05 pm CT. The GHIMA President, Stephanie Mercer, RHIT, CSS, welcomed...

ArHIMA Delegate Reports

ArHIMA Delegate Reports ​The Role of the HI Professional in Shaping Health Equity – Lisa DanielsDiscussion was held regarding the social determinates that affect the health equalities and how COVID has helped force the progression of facing a lot of the...

AHIMA20 House of Delegates Report

AHIMA20 House of Delegates Report Two tools to raise the profile and increase the influence of AHIMA members were calls to action during Saturday’s AHIMA House of Delegates meeting. AHIMA practice director Julie Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, and Keisha Tolbert,...

President’s Message

President’s Message This year has been one for the history books. Experiencing my first ever pandemic has been extremely challenging to say the least. We are constantly faced with new rules that seem to change with each passing day. These obstacles not only...