PHIMA Advocacy e-Alert — January 14, 2022
Advocacy and Change: It takes all of us!
Submitted by Gabrielle Wenger, RHIT, CPC, CAISS, CSTR-PHIMA Advocacy/Legislative Chair
As we begin 2022, let’s take a look at a few of PHIMA and AHIMA advocacy efforts from the past year:
- The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act is now up to more than 250 cosponsors in the House (H.R. 3173) and 11 cosponsors in the Senate (S. 3018). More than 450 organizations have endorsed the bill
- US Senate Removes Ban in Federal Budget that has Stifled Progress on a National Patient Identification Strategy for Two Decades
- AHIMA and PHIMA both also signed onto a letter Urging Governors and state legislatures to maintain or expand Licensure flexibilities during ongoing pandemic and to work with health experts to implement solutions to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic on patient care that provides more access to and choice of care.
Now, what can you do?
If you aren’t sure you know “how” to advocate, there is opportunity to learn!
Start here with AHIMA’s Advocacy Training Modules.
And consider registering for this year’s AHIMA Advocacy Summit!
This year’s virtual summit will take place on March 28-29 – Your voice and your story are critical in advocating directly to your lawmakers for federal legislative issues impacting patients and healthcare.
Registration for the Virtual Advocacy Summit is $99 for members only and attendees can earn CEUs. View the 2-Day schedule of events.
For questions about the Summit or technical assistance, email us at meetings@AHIMA.org.
For questions or interest in volunteering with PHIMA in Advocacy or any area, please contact Stephanie Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And before you go, take a look at AHIMA’s video highlighting three ways our work together made a difference in patient lives in 2021:
Thank you for all you do for patients in Pennsylvania!