The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. AAHAM's mission is to provide education, certification, networking, and advocacy for healthcare revenue cycle professionals.
The Maryland Chapter continues this mission at a local level through our continual education.
A message from our Chapter President
Dear Maryland AAHAM Members,
Summer has finally arrived! This time last year, we were learning that ICD-10 would not happen in 2014 after all. This year we have ICD-10, and what feels like to many of us an overgrowing to do list. Maryland AAHAM’s Board of Directors has been hard at work ensuring we are making the most what we offer for our membership. Although it seems like summer has just snuck up on us, we have accomplished a lot and have a lot to share!
Don’t miss out on CEU’s! The upcoming educational sessions are as follows: June 19 - Open Topics Session & our Fiscal Year End Celebration and October 20th – Legislative Session. Maryland AAHAM encourages you to sign up for these valuable learning and networking opportunities. With our new venue, we have had to make some changes regarding registration to these events. We must give the venue adequate time to prepare for our event, which means we need to know if you plan to attend! Registering early ensures you a seat and a plate (And saves you money)! Please be sure to register as soon as possible for the event. Also, we are no longer able to ‘transfer’ or ‘credit’ you for a different session. If you cannot attend a session, please consider sending someone from your facility in your place! Lastly, in you are able to attend an educational session please complete the survey that are sent out at the conclusion of the meeting. We look forward to hearing from you on what works and what does not! If you have any suggestions for topics please contact Kayla Walton at KWalton@cmhlink.org.
Maryland AAHAM 43rd Annual Institute – September 15th to September 17th, 2015:
This year we are happy yet again to have another jam packed agenda with high caliber speakers that will help us tackle the uncharted frontier together! This year’s theme Play a Starring Role in Healthcare Partnerships will have you seeing stars! This year we are excited to have Dr. Don Thomas, who is an astronaut from Ohio who has amazing life experiences and has actually reached the stars. Dr. Thomas will provide us with a unique perspective on accomplishing goals, which is something we all do each day! We will also be showcasing a new format in our PFS breakout to have a round table discussion with today’s Revenue Cycle leaders. This Annual Institute will be one for the records, and a great way to earn your CEU’s while enjoying one-of-a-kind networking opportunities.
Certification Study Sessions:
Maryland AAHAM is proud of our certification study sessions. We currently offer study sessions for CRCS/CRCP and CRCE exams. We do want to remind our members about our study guide loaner program, which allows Maryland Members access to free study manuals. Reading and studying the manual is a very important part of the successful completion of your certification exam. Study sessions are designed to be an add-on study tool, and cannot replace the value of reading the study guides. If you have questions or would like more information about our study sessions, please reach out to Bridget Ferst at email@example.com.
Legislative Day – March 30th & 31st
This year’s Legislative Day was quite a success! We are beginning to see real steps towards the modernization of the TCPA. Last week we learned that The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Order reaffirming the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's protections against unwanted robocalls, encouraging pro-consumer uses of robocall technology, and responding to a number of requests for clarity from businesses and other parties. Maryland AAHAM was happy to be a sponsor to this event and happy to see the hard work and time finally pay off. This year we were happy to bring Sabrina McBryde along as the winner of our Free Legislative Day Pass handed out at our January Monthly Meeting.
When MD AAHAM board positions become available, please sign up! If you feel you can make a difference in the success of our organization and have the time and dedication to make that a reality, we urge you to submit a nomination for the next time we have open elections. All MD AAHAM board members are volunteers. Please watch your email for further information.
Maryland AAHAM continues to be the largest chapter within the United States. We currently have 412 National Members, which sets us apart from many. Please continue to share with your co-workers and staff the benefits of joining Maryland AAHAM.
Thank you all for all you do to make our chapter outstanding. Maryland AAHAM is its members and I am so honored to be your Chapter President.
MD AAHAM Chapter President
Kristina Mori, CRCS-I, BS, CRCE-I