Welcome to Summer!

June Workshop Cancelled

During the week of June 15th, TCC will be leasing their parking lots for US Open golf patrons. With conflicting events in the area along with anticipated traffic and parking challenges, we have rescheduled our June 18th meeting for September. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please look for communication regarding September meeting dates in late August.

Next TAHIMA Workshop: September 2015

TAHIMA's next scheduled workshop is going to be in Septmeber at Tacoma Community College in Building 13, room 122. The exact date/time will be posted in August. Take note of the new classroom location. See the Events tab for more information.

Free Anatomy & Physiology MOOC - AHIMA CUEs

Registration closes July 27th. MOOC begins June 29, 2015.

As you may know, on October 1, 2015, the United States will transition from the International Classification of Diseases version 9 to version 10. This is a massive undertaking and it will have an effect on nearly every health care provider in the country, particularly if they are reimbursed by any payer (private or public).

AHIMA members are required to receive continuing education on ICD-10 to maintain their credential. One course that qualifies towards continuing education, is Anatomy and Physiology.

The College of St. Scholastica is offering a Massive Open Online Course to the public at no cost. The course, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology is being co-taught by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo and Dr. Kelly Eder and begins June 29. Registration is open until July 27, and all course work needs to be completed by August 23, 2015.

This program has been approved for 12 continuing education unit(s), pending renewal, for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Please take advantage of the opportunity to experience a MOOC first-hand and receive 12 CEUs at no charge.

Please click here to learn more about this exciting educational opportunity!

Perforamnce Improvement PowerPoint Resource

You can access the powerpoint presentation from Carrie Cordero, RHIA on 5/21. To download the handout, please click here.

'Pneumonia, Pressure Ulcers, and Sepsis Documentation' 'PowerPoint Resource

You can access the powerpoint presentation from Charlene Haslam, CPC, RHIT on 4/16. To download the handout, please click here.

'Living an Inspired Life' PowerPoint Resource

You can access the powerpoint presentation from our fabulous speaker Ghasem Nahvipour on 3/19. To download the handout, please click here.


Calling all students - TAHIMA Needs YOU!

We are looking for 1 tech-savvy student who is interested in helping us keep our members up-to-date through social media. The selected candidate will be responsible for keeping our facebook and LinkedIN accounts updated with membership news and information. Responsibilities require attendance of at least 1 meeting per month and regular communication with board members


This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in the HIM field and showcase your talents.

Interested students should submit a letter of interest to tahimamembership@outlook.com.

Affordable ICD-10-CM/PCS Online Training through Tacoma Community College


TCC has a 3-credit course (HIM 240 0355 ICD-10-Cm/PCS Coding) to help coders transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The course will run June 22nd to August 13th. The total cost of the course is $386.52 for Washington State residents and you will receive 30 CEUs (for AHIMA and AAPC) for successful completion of the course. For information on your tuition payment options please go to http://www.tacomacc.edu/costsandaid/tuition .

Please click here to learn more about this affordable continuing education opportunity. Contact Char Gore at cgore@tacomacc.edu for more information on how TCC can assist you in your professional development needs.

2015 TAHIMA Board

Your 2015 TAHIMA Board is listed below. We look forward to another great year!

TAHIMA Email Notification

As of March 2008, TAHIMA has transitioned from physical mailings to email notifications for workshop announcements. If you'd like to be added to our email distribution list, please visit our membership page and fill out the Email Notification form. Also, if you've changed email addresses, please let us know!

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