Altegra Health Manager to Head Alaska AHIMA Association

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (January 20, 2015) – Janie Batres, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, Manager, Facility Coding Services, Altegra Health, has begun a one-year term as president of the Alaska Health Information Management Association (AKHIMA). This leadership role follows several years of increasingly responsible board and committee roles for the state organization, an affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). “Janie’s commitment to the health information management community is impressive,” said Ryan O. Kelly, Vice President, Sales & Client Services. “We’re proud to have such a high caliber leader among our colleagues at Altegra Health.” Batres is looking forward to focusing her deep industry experience and knowledge to guide current and future professionals. “In my day-to-day job at Altegra Health, I see firsthand how health information management continues to be challenged with new and changing regulations and legislation,” Batres said. “My goals for the coming year include supporting my fellow AKHIMA members as well as making an impact on the profession.” Batres joined Altegra Health in December 2014. She has more than 14 years of experience within health information management (HIM), including consulting and nine years of teaching in-house and online education courses in Health Information/Allied Health. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in health informatics to add to her bachelor’s degree in health informatics administration – both earned from University of Cincinnati. Altegra Health is a longtime sponsor of AHIMA and a proud partner in leading the future of health information management. About AHIMA The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 71,000 health information management and health informatics professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. www.ahima.org. About AKHIMA The Alaska Health Information Management Association (AKHIMA) – is a state organization affiliated with the national organization American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA’s more than 71,000+ members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. www.akhima.org/. About Altegra Health Altegra Health is a national provider of technology-enabled solutions for the healthcare payer and provider markets. Altegra Health assists healthcare provider, payer and managed care organizations with a diverse range of coding and consulting services proven to deliver measurable results within the area of revenue cycle management. Core services include coding & audit, CDI, ICD-10 solutions, compliance, training/education, and revenue cycle consulting. For more information, visit www.AltegraHealth.com/.
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