Our mission of "empowering people to impact health" is rooted in our founder's belief that great possibilities are achieved when we work together toward a common goal.
At AHIMA, our common goal is to transform health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas. This transformation starts with the most powerful currency for change in the healthcare ecosystem: health information.
The AHIMA 2023 advocacy agenda will leverage our knowledge and expertise of health data and information to influence the public policy environment for the benefit of individuals, communities, clinicians, and the healthcare workforce. Download our agenda to learn more. To read our policy statements, click each statement’s link within our agenda.
The 2023 AHIMA® Advocacy Summit March 20-21 in Washington, DC, culminated with 169 meetings on Capitol Hill as AHIMA members from 40 states and Puerto Rico urged their members of Congress to support policies on patient identification and social determinants of health to improve healthcare and health in the US.
“I want to thank everyone who has attended and participated in the Advocacy Summit. You are such a special group of professionals. Your presence has made a difference.”
--Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Chief Executive Officer, AHIMA
June 8, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. Comments focused on proposed updates to MS-DRGs and the Promoting Interoperability Program.
May 3, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics on ICD-10-CM code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting and being considered for implementation on October 1, 2024.
Downloadable Policy Statements
The Advocacy and Policy Council advises our leadership and Board of Directors on critical areas for AHIMA’s strategic engagement in advocacy and public policy that align with our mission and vision.
Better health and improved health equity are impacted by factors beyond the care a person receives from their provider. Those factors, such as food insecurity, housing status, and transportation needs, are referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH), which significantly affect quality of life, health, and healthcare outcomes.
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