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Advocacy Summit 2024 l Agenda At-A-Glance


Sunday, March 10, 2024 

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Registration 

Monday, March 11, 2024 

7:30-9 a.m.


Location: L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer/Solarium

7:45-9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location: Solarium

8-9 a.m.

Capitol Hill Day Training Session

(optional, open to all)

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

9:05-9:30 a.m.


Mona Calhoun, PhD, MS Med, RHIA, FAHIMA, president/chair, AHIMA

Kevin Klauer, DO, CEO, AHIMA

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

9:30-10:15 a.m.

A Conversation on the Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Klauer, DO, CEO, AHIMA moderates a fireside chat on artificial intelligence featuring US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Director Melanie Fontes Rainer discussing the Biden-Harris Administration’s AI goals, privacy implications of AI in healthcare, and how AHIMA members can prepare for the future. 

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Advancing Data for Better Health™

Mona Calhoun, PhD, MS, Med, RHIA, FAHIMA, president/chair, AHIMA, moderates a discussion on health equity and social determinants of health. Panelists include Ranjodh Badh, manager, Business Intelligence & Clinical Analytics, Center for Pediatric Informatics, Children’s National Hospital, Rachel Margolis, PhD, LICSW, research faculty, Center for Translational Research, Children’s National Hospital, Shilpa J. Patel, MD, MPH, medical director, IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic, associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Stacy Biddinger Wathen, manager, Community & Child Health, Children’s Hospital Association.

11:15 a.m.-Noon

Informing US ICD-11 Policy: Progress Report

Join Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, senior director, Coding Policy and Compliance, AHIMA, as she moderates a panel discussion around activities to inform future decisions by the Department of Health and Human Services on US adoption of ICD-11. Panelists include Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, professor of medicine and pediatrics, UC Davis Division of General Medicine; Carmela Couderc, branch chief, Terminology, Content & Delivery, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Tammy Love, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, director, Coding and Classification Policy, American Hospital Association.

Noon-1:15 p.m.

Buffet Lunch

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer/Solarium

1:15-2 p.m.

A Government Affairs Outlook for 2024

Join Lauren Riplinger, JD, chief public policy and impact officer, AHIMA, moderates a panel on what the political landscape looks like in 2024. Panelists include Lindsay Austin, principal, Troutman Pepper Strategies and Stuart Chapman, partner, Thorn Run Partners.

2-2:45 p.m.

Ensuring Data Quality and Patient Safety by Improving Patient Identification and Matching

Join Kate McFadyen, MA, senior director of government affairs, AHIMA, as she moderates a panel on patient identification and matching. Panelists include Quinn Ritchie, legislative director, Office of Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA),Samantha Warren, chief of staff, Office of Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), Cassie Ballard, director, Congressional Affairs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME),and Deborah Adair, RHIA, MPH, MS, executive director, Enterprise Health Information Management, Mass General Brigham.

2:45 –3 p.m.

Networking Break

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

3-3:45 p.m.

Beyond the Border: How Health IT is Shaping Global Health

Join Andrew Tomlinson, senior director of regulatory & international affairs, AHIMA, as he moderates a discussion on the impact that the global ecosystem has on the health IT space. Panelists include Betsy Nejat, BA, CAE, senior director of partnerships and external relations, Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), and Jen Bennett, MBA, BSc., CHIM, director of analytics and innovation, Shannex Incorporated, and CHIMA Board Chair.

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Healthcare Policy in the 118th Congress

Kate McFadyen, MA, senior director of government affairs, AHIMA, moderates a discussion on the health policy priorities of the 118th Congress in the US House of Representatives and US Senate. Panelists include Rachel Dolin, professional staff, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, and Ramsey Sulayman, staff director, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:45 –5 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day Open Office Hours

Join AHIMA staff to ask any last-minute questions about Capitol Hill Day.

5-6:30 p.m.


Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location: L’Enfant Ballroom

8:15 a.m.-3 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day Meetings

AHIMA members travel to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress.

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