AHIMA® thought leaders and guest presenters recently convened for the third virtual coffee break, “Using SDOH Data to Improve Health and Healthcare Outcomes”. Aida Somun, Chief Operating Officer, PCCI and Garett Ng, Data Lead, Social Health Practice, Kaiser Permanente shared successful strategies and tactics they’ve implemented to collect SDOH data and discussed opportunities and challenges facing healthcare professionals as their organizations screen for and collect SDOH data.
The 2023 AHIMA® Advocacy Summit March 20-21 in Washington, DC, culminated with 169 meetings on Capitol Hill as AHIMA members from 40 states and Puerto Rico urged their members of Congress to support policies on patient identification and social determinants of health to improve healthcare and health in the US.
“I want to thank everyone who has attended and participated in the Advocacy Summit. You are such a special group of professionals. Your presence has made a difference.”
--Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Chief Executive Officer, AHIMA
June 8, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. Comments focused on proposed updates to MS-DRGs and the Promoting Interoperability Program.
May 3, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics on ICD-10-CM code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting and being considered for implementation on October 1, 2024.
Better health and improved health equity are impacted by factors beyond the care a person receives from their provider. Those factors, such as food insecurity, housing status, and transportation needs, are referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH), which significantly affect quality of life, health, and healthcare outcomes.