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“HOLD MY PLACE” Registration

Register Now  >  Pay Later

During this unprecedented time, CHIA is offering “hold my place” registration for CHIACON20

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CHIACON20 Registration Now Open
For best rates, register by May 14

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Catalyze, Connect and Partner with the HIM Community

Catalyze, Connect and Partner with the HIM Community

Join the California Health Information Association's (CHIA) leadership and membership in historic and vibrant downtown Riverside for CHIACON20. Health information management (HIM) professionals from across the state will be coming together to experience learning in innovative ways that will translate into real-world solutions and be embraced long after they leave. Broaden your knowledge in this dynamic educational environment by participating in  Expanding HIM Horizons: Excellence in Health Information Integrity.

Discover innovative leading practices from industry experts who will provide solutions tackling today’s HIM challenges including electronic health record workflows, health information access/release of information, compliance, organizational leadership and management, data literacy/health information integrity, clinical documentation improvement, consumer/patient engagement, coding, and more.

WIth the full registration fee starting at $445, attendees will enjoy an array of conference highlights:

  • Over 40 educational sessions organized into focused learning tracks – earn up to 19.5 CEU’s
  • 45-minute Industry Innovation presentations 
  • Four roundtable sessions promoting thought-leading discussion addressing today’s HIM challenges and prospective solutions
  • Nine hours of Exhibit Hall access featuring state-of-the-art solutions and services 
  • Welcome Reception and breakfast with Exhibitors on Monday and Tuesday
  • Annual Silent Auction supporting the CHIA Awards & Scholarship Program
  • Engagement with HIM professionals from across California
  • First annual CHIA Member Engagement Meeting and Luncheon
  • CHIA Fiesta at the renowned Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Celebrate Spanish culture by wearing bold colored traditional clothing and party the night away.


Target Audience: Directors, Managers, and Supervisors; Consultants; Chief Information Officers; Compliance, Privacy, and Security Officers; Performance Improvement Professionals; Revenue Cycle, Risk, CDI, and Coding Professionals, Data Analytics, and Health Informatics Professionals; Academic Professionals and Students.
 

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Hear why HIM professionals attend CHIACON and join us at the Riverside Convention Center for CHIACON20!

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Program Details

For full program schedule and descriptions, presenters and exhibitors,
visit
 CHIACON20 Program webpage
or view the Convention Preliminary Flyer (to come) and CHIACON Schedule At-a-Glance

CHIACON Program Webpage

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Registration Information

Registration Methods
Register Online (preferred method) or print alternate Registration Form (PDF) for fax, mail or emailed registration. No over-the-phone registrations. If registering or purchasing more than one item online, select “continue shopping” after adding the first item to the shopping cart.

CHIA Responses to COVID-19 and Offers "HOLD MY PLACE" Registration Option
In the spirit of collaboration and transparency during this unprecedented time, CHIA is monitoring both California and Federal mandates regarding requirements and best practices for safe public gatherings. Although CHIA has not canceled upcoming face-to-face events, the health and wellbeing of CHIA staff, attendees and the HIM community comes first. Therefore, CHIA will reevaluate upcoming face-to-face events and provide communication by April 15, 2020.

In the interim, CHIA is offering a “HOLD MY PLACE” option for April 28 and 29 seminars, CHIACON20 and Pre-convention Tutorials. Registration for these events will not require payment at the time of registration. An invoice will be created for the applicable amount and posted to the user profile within 1-5 business days. Payment will be due once the event is confirmed.

Registration Deadlines

  • Advanced registration closes May 14
  • Regular registration closes June 3
     

All registrations received after June 3, 2020 will be processed as onsite registrations. Onsite registrants are welcome; A $50 onsite fee will apply.

Location, Lodging & Travel

Riverside Convention CenterLocation
CHIACON20 will be held at the Riverside Convention Center. All convention activities will be held at the convention center, with the only exception being the CHIA Celebration Fiesta held Tuesday at 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.

Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Lodging & CHIA Room Rate - Discounted rooms available through May 22
CHIA invites you to stay in Riverside at one of these contracted hotels. Hotels are located within walking distance to the Riverside Convention Center. 

Marriott Riverside at the Convention CenterThe Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 784-8000

CHIA Room Rate: $179 Single/Double
Marriott Online Reservations 

Blending regional style and familiar ease, Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown, right next door is the Riverside Convention Center, making us the ideal spot for your stay to attend the convention. 

3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 784-0300

CHIA Room Rate: $159 Single/Double
Mission Inn Online Reservations

Framed by its breathtaking Spanish Mission–style architecture, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa welcomes you to a destination where rich history and classic elegance exist in perfect balance with contemporary luxury and comfort. Only 150 steps to the Riverside Convention Center from this beautiful and AAA Diamond rated hotel. Come early and enjoy Conde Nast Award Winning Kelly’s Spa.
Marriott Riverside

Airports
Riverside is just a short 15-mile drive from Ontario Airport (ONT) and 70-miles from Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

Event Parking 
There are several parking options in and around the convention center, for a fee. Overnight parking available at the hotels. View options here.

Pre-convention Tutorials

Pre-convention Tutorials are held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Riverside Convention Center. These hands-on, interactive sessions offer specific topics and exam preps in a small-group setting. Learn more and register for a Pre-convention Tutorial.

Pre-convention tutorials require a separate registration fee. Fee increases after May 14. 

RHIT / RHIA Exam Prep  |  $100
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Strengthen and reinforce the competencies necessary to prepare for the RHIT or RHIA certification examination. Review domain competencies: Data Content, Structure & Standards, Information Governance, Information Protection; Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security; Informatics, Analytics & Data Use; Revenue Cycle Management; Compliance; and Leadership. (6 CEUs)

CCS Exam Prep   |  $125
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Continue your professional growth and enhance of your career with a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. Gain plenty of hands-on practice in coding exam-related questions and validate your coding skills. Prepare for successful completion of the CCS exam. (6 CEUs). Attendee Requirements: Attendee must bring all three (3) codebooks (ICD10 CM/PCS and CPT-4).

Building a Compliant Outpatient CDI Program    |  $65
9:00 am – 12:00 am
Outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is a quickly growing area for documentation improvement processes. This session will provide an overview of what an effective outpatient CDI program entails and deliver tools for creating a successful program, including samples for querying compliantly in the outpatient setting. (3 CEUs) 

CHIACON 101 - Calling All Newcomers    |  Complimentary
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Attending CHIACON for the first time? This complimentary session, designed for convention first timers, emerging professionals and students, will help attendees navigate through the educational sessions, Exhibit Hall, social events and everything in between. Meet other first timers, network and learn how to make the most of your convention experience.

Special Events

CHIACON 101 - Calling All Newcomers | Sunday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm **
Attending CHIACON for the first time? This complimentary session, designed for convention first timers, emerging professionals and students, will help attendees navigate through the educational sessions, Exhibit Hall, social events and everything in between. Meet other first timers, network and learn how to make the most of your convention experience.** Pre-convention tutorials require a separate registration fee.

Welcome Reception | Sunday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm *
Kick-off the convention and join HIM colleagues and Exhibitors to network and mingle during this opening event in the Exhibit Hall. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Bar hosted by Riverside Convention Center.

Exhibit Hall Game & Prize Drawings | Sunday - Tuesday
Play the Exhibit Hall game and visit with Exhibitors for a chance to win valuable prizes. Earn up to two CEUs during the nine hours of exhibit time. 

CHIA Recognition and Scholarship Awards Ceremony | Monday, 9:00 am – 9:40 am
Recognize and celebrate professionals making a difference in the HIM industry and emerging professionals on the cusp of their HIM careers.

Industry Innovation Presentations | Monday and Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Spend more time with the Exhibitors by attending the Industry Innovation sessions, on Monday and Tuesday. Sessions are now 45-minutes in length for a full CEU.  Exhibitors will focus on HIM best practices and vendor solutions. Presented by various CHIA Corporate Partners.

Silent Auction | Closes Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Join in on the excitement to support the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund by bidding on your favorite items at the not so silent auction. Scholarship donations will also be accepted at the Proud Past President booth. Receive raffle tickets for your donation and be entered to win an Apple Watch. Open during hall hours.

CHIA Fiesta | Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm *
Join the fiesta and discover why the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is known as one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world! Don’t miss all the fun celebrating CHIA members and volunteers with food, games and entertainment. Bring your beautifully embroidered blouse and colorful skirt, favorite sombrero or vibrant rebozo, fancy serape and dress to show your fiesta spirit! 

Thought-Leading Roundtables | Wednesday, 10:35 am – 11:30 am
Engage with professional colleagues in the HIM Community for thought-leading discussions from like-minded leaders who will collaborate with participants to address today’s HIM challenges and prospective solutions. 

Member Engagement Luncheon and Meeting (formally CHIA House of Delegates) | Wednesday, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm*
Attend the first annual CHIA Member Engagement Meeting and closing luncheon. Participate in this fantastic opportunity to engage and connect with HIM leaders from across the state and contribute to the House of Delegates discussion that will shape CHIA’s future. Meet the 2020-2021 CHIA Board of Directors and hear the progress being made on CHIA’s 2020 - 2022 Strategic Initiatives along with the 2020-2021 President’s Message. You can still beat the traffic home and stay for this important session.  

* Ticket included with full registration. Additional tickets sold separately; purchase special event tickets here.

General Information

Convention Registration and General Information
For full registration details, including handouts and continuing education, visit Convention Registration and General Information webpage

Event Cancellation and Substitution Policy
View the
Event Cancellation and Substitution Policy for details on how to submit substitution and cancellation requests.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Booths are still available! Visit the Exhibit Opportunities page for details. As the most extensive HIM and HIT expo in the West, the CHIA Convention and Exhibit attracts more than 400 decision makers who are looking for the solutions you can provide. Join us at CHIACON and start connecting.
 

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CHIA Face-to-Face Coronavirus Notice
In the spirit of collaboration and transparency during this unprecedented time, CHIA is monitoring both California and Federal mandates regarding requirements and best practices for safe public gatherings.  Although CHIA has not canceled upcoming face-to-face events, the health and wellbeing of CHIA staff, attendees and the HIM community comes first.  Therefore, CHIA will reevaluate upcoming face-to-face events and provide communication by April 15, 2020. 

In the interim, CHIA is offering a “hold my place” option for April 28 and 29 seminars, CHIACON20 and Pre-convention Tutorials. Registration for these events will not require payment at the time of registration. An invoice will be created for the applicable amount and posted to the user profile within 1-5 business days. Payment will be due once the event is confirmedView recent news updates and helpful resources to aid HIM professionals.