MaHIMA Committees 2017-2018:

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Awards Committee Review nominations for selection criteria & participates in the presentation of MaHIMA Awards. Categories of Awards include: Distinguished Member, Professional Achievement, Outstanding New Professional, HIM Innovation Award, Champion Award, Outreach & Advocacy Award, Legislator of the Year Award, HIM Advocacy Award, Student Achievement Award, and Retirees. Chair: Marianne Garfi

Coding Committee The Coding Committee serves as a resource to members on issues related to coding and reimbursement. The Committee oversees the Coding Roundtable Committee and organizes seminars with a focus on clinical and regulatory updates. Joy Rose, RHIA, CCS

Coding Roundtable The Coding Roundtable provides a forum for members and non-members to address coding issues and refer unresolved coding issues to the Society for Clinical Coding. The Coding Roundtable offers half-day sessions typically hosted by local institutional/organizational member facilities. Joy Rose, RHIA, CCS

Communication Committee Oversees the public communication of the association including: any public relations, MaHIMA Connect, web site, MaHIMA CoP. Chair: Jackie Judd, CCS

MaHIMA Connect MaHIMA’s quarterly electronic news journal with features, best practices and “in the news” about the HIM profession. e-Alert, a periodic newsletter providing essential information that just can not wait. Editor: Martha Hamel

Education Program Leaders Under the direction of the Director of Education, coordinates meeting in regard to topics, speakers, agendas, and prepares cost estimates. Manages registration at each meeting Director, Education: Joy Rose, RHIA, CCS

Finance Committee Reviews the financial status of the association and provides financial goals and recommendations. Reviews draft budget before presentation to full membership. This committee consists only of the Board of Directors including President, President Elect, Past President, Former President and Administrative Coordinator Chair: Linda Hyde, RHIA

Legislative Affairs Committee Monitors legislation in the state legislature and works with legislatures as necessary. Organizes State Hill day. Organizes Release of Information workshops. Maintains Medicolegal Guide Chair: Laura Caravetta, MPH, RHIA

Nominating Committee This five member committee solicits nominees for the annual MaHIMA ballot and seeks candidates for AHIMA elections. Chair: Ellen Butler Vaitkunas, RHIA

Planning Committee Provides an operations assessment and strategic planning to the membership. Any bylaw changes are presented for this committee for input before going to general membership. Members include: President, President Elect, Past President, Directors, and Administrative Director) Chair: Karen Gallagher Grant, RHIA, CHP

Annual Conference Planning Committees:

Program Committee: Responsible for the overall theme of the meeting, creating the speaker agenda and reviewing the proposed topics, etc. Chair: Becky Bratten MSA, RHIT

Arrangements and Hospitality Committee: Responsible for the overall set up of the meeting site including the planning of the menus, social events, silent auction and raffles, etc. Chair:  Martha Hamel

Vendor: Responsible for the soliciting vendors, sponsorship, and exhibitors along with planning the exhibit hall layout, registration and sponsor activities, etc. Chair: Lori Beaudry, CCS-P

Requests to participate on a committee or questions regarding the committees can be sent to Elisa Pelchat

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