District 1 has its own AHDI BlogLounge page!  Well, so do the other districts, but this tab is especially reserved for news relating to our Arizona-California-Washington-Oregon-Idah0-Nevada-Utah-Hawaii members and future members.

Be sure to check out the Blog lounge Home page for news for everyone, but please consider visiting here to see what might relate to our region specifically.

I’ll try, as your District 1 director, to pass on what I hear and see for us in terms of events and news. I have questions and thoughts, and I hope you’ll share  yours. Stay tuned!

Barb Marques, CMT, AHDI-F

District 1 Director

AHDI Past President

District 1 News:

Attention Students! 2014 Annual Essay Contest is Open!

In honor of educator Marilyn Craddock, this award serves to recognize an outstanding industry student for a contemplative and informed response to the Association’s annual essay contest.  Students actively enrolled in a healthcare documentation (or related field) program will have an opportunity to submit an essay for consideration by the awards committee.  Judging is based [...]

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In Need of CECs? Simulcast Available!

At the upcoming AHDI-NEMA Annual Meeting, November 1-3, 2013, you can earn 11 CECs without leaving your home!  Sign up for the simulcast at www.ahdi-nema.org.  We would love to have you in the audience.  Our CECs are able to be used for AHIMA credits as well so make sure your AHIMA colleagues are aware.  “See” [...]

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AHDI-NEMA Annual Meeting, November 1-3, 2013: Make the Connection!

AHDI-NEMA 4th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference November 1-3, 2013 Holiday Inn Conference Center Breinigsville, PA Full Schedule, Hotel & Registration Information at www.ahdi-nema.org CECs are approved for AHIMA recertification. Single day, morning only, and simulcast conference registrations are available. FRIDAY, November 1 5-6:30   REGISTRATION, VENDORS, HOLIDAY SHOP 6:30-7:30     DR. KATHERINE RAMSLAND            1 CM Snap!  [...]

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Save the Date!

It’s not too early to log your dates for AHDI’s next conference.  Get the dates on your calendar and start planning! AHDI’s 2014 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference will be held in Las Vegas at The M Resort, July 23–26. More information is coming soon !  For our AHIMA friends, AHDI’s  CECs transfer so we’d love [...]

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AHDI-NEMA Fall Study Group Forming!

  It’s here again! Credentialing Study Group With the changes in our industry and changes in our responsibilities, it’s more important than ever to become a credentialed healthcare documentation specialist. Join this interactive study group. We’re up to date for the new exam blueprints, whether you plan to take the CQE, RHDS, or CHDS exam. All are welcome. Tell [...]

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Upcoming District 4 Meetings Around the Corner!

For anyone in the Lancaster, PA, or surrounding area, the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of AHDI will be holding its meeting on 9/14/13 as outlined below: SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY CHAPTER MEETING Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lancaster General Hospital 555 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Continental breakfast and networking begin at 8 [...]

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Upcoming AHDI-NEMA Webinar – Deadline for Registration, 7/23/13, Midnight

If you were unable to attend ACE 2012, here’s your chance to earn a Medical-Legal CEC and learn more about Regina Holliday and her interactions with the healthcare system. TITLE: ACE 2012 Encore Presentation “Here, I Take My Stand” DATE: Friday, July 26th     TIME: 12 p.m. EST SPEAKER: Regina Holliday CEC: 1 ML COST: $10 [...]

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Dre-e-e-eam, dream, dream, dre-eam

I often dream – vividly, in great detail and 3D Technicolor — from about 4 or 5 a.m. until my wake-up call, and afterwards can recall the conversations, actions, emotions, most all of it. This morning’s “adventure” involved a non-MT but longtime friend Anita and I tent camping out somewhere pretty rustic as part of [...]

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An ACE checklist

Orlando, Florida, is about as far from Portland, Oregon, and the West coast as one can get — well, almost. But I hope you won’t allow that distance to be an obstacle for you and other District 1 practitioners to make sure we all make it to the 35th Annual Convention and Exposition (ACE) next [...]

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About District 1 Director

Barb Marques, CMT, AHDI-F bmarques96@aol.com Hillsboro, OR About Barb District 1 Boundaries US: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Canada: British Columbia, Yukon View District Map View the District Directors Job Description   NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Get Connected! If you live in District 1 and want to connect with MTs in [...]

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