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AAPC accepts CEUs from AHIMA
Downsizing Missouri’s State Operated Inpatient Psychiatric System
HIM Job Forecast

In Need of Professional Practice Sites for Students

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MEDICAID REFORM: Support our Local Hospital

This year, Missouri will miss out on $2 billion in federal funding - $5.5 million per day – because we didn’t act to reform and expand Medicaid last year. Our state, and our hospitals, cannot afford to have 2015 be a repeat.

Between 2013-2019, hospitals statewide will lose $4 billion from cuts used to pay for coverage included in the Affordable Care Act. These cuts will happen whether or not Missouri adopts a Medicaid reform plan.

In 2012, Missouri hospitals provided more than $1.17 billion in uncompensated care. However, this level of uncompensated care is unsustainable, especially in light of the anticipated cuts.

Missouri’s business community understands the importance of hospitals to the state’s economy and the long-term burden that businesses will bear without Medicaid reform. Without action, business will continue to experience cost shifting to pay for the uninsured. In addition, our workforce will be sicker and less productive.

Missouri can’t afford to sit on the sidelines as other states improve their workforce and business climate. We can’t wait until doctors leave the state, hospitals lay off workers or hospitals close their doors to take action.

Three out of four uninsured Missourians are in a working family. Medicaid works for working Missourians and all Missourians. We n4ed to take action this year.

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AAPC accepts CEUs from AHIMA

AAPC offers CEU-for-CEU credit for all AHIMA audio conferences and workshops. We also honor CEUs from AHIMA for online self assessments. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU. AHIMA CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state AHIMA branches. 

Source:  www.aapc.com/medical-coding-education/help/index.aspx


In Need of Professional Practice Sites for Students

The professional practice is a component of an academic program (for credit) in which the student is assigned to work at a healthcare location with a set of objectives to fulfill. The intent is to incorporate classroom theory with real-world application. These experiences can last from a couple of days to several weeks.

The professional practice experience is a very important component of HIM education.  The accredited programs in the state of Missouri are always looking for new sites.  If you would like more information, please click here