Distinguished Member Award

Distinguished Member Award

About PHIMA-Distinguished Member Award

The Distinguished Member Award of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association is an honor whereby one outstanding member of the Association is recognized for loyal services to the Association and contributes to the profession. It is the intent that this award be conferred at any point in a member’s career and not be limited to recognition at retirement. Nominees may be submitted on a regional basis or by any PHIMA member throughout the year.

Several documents need to be completed when nominating a candidate.

These documents include:

  1. Application
  2. At least one (1) letter of recommendation from the sponsoring individual or regional association.
  3. Two (2) additional references.
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae for the Nominee.

Deadline: February 28

The nominee must meet the following requirements:

  • Current AHIMA member and designated Pennsylvania as your Component Association (CA)

If you have the privilege of knowing someone who meets these criteria, please take the time to nominate them for this “distinguished” honor.

For questions, please contact:

Meloney Mantsch, MS, RHIA
PHIMA 2nd Year Director

2023 PHIMA Distinguished Member

PHIMA is proud to honor Kim Felix, RHIA, CCS as its Distinguished Member for 2023.

Kim is currently the Director of Education at Intellis/e4. She has over 30 years of HIM coding experience including coder, auditor, and manager at various universities and community hospitals. For the past 7 years, Kim has been the project manager for the CMS HHS-RADV audit.

Kim has provided over 50 COVID-19 inpatient and outpatient coding education sessions for over 5000 healthcare professionals in 2020. Over many years, she has presented at various state-wide and local Coding and CDI conferences.

In previous years, Kim has designed an ICD-10 training program, developed a CCS Preparatory Workshop, and published articles in HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Strategist.

Kim has been an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Pierce College, Thomas Jefferson University, Anne Arundel Community College, and Study Mentor at Western Governors University.