Hello AAHAM Friends!

Summer greetings! It is hard to believe that summer is here already. Even though we do not have a summer meeting, the IL AAHAM Board of Directors is busy planning our next fall educational conference! The Board will be meeting in July to finish planning our August meeting in the Quad Cities! We are excited to have a meeting in a new location! We will be inviting some of our Iowa AAHAM friends to join us. We are also looking at the possibilities of having a social event at the same time…Save the date for August 28-29, 2019! We will announce details and location soon! We hope that you will be able to join us for fun and quality education!

Have you been to other conferences lately and seen a remarkable speaker? Let one of the IL AAHAM Board members know if you have seen a speaker with great content that you think IL AAHAM should consider.

We will also soon be turning our attention to the Annual State Institute in December and begin planning our event soon. The dates are set for December 4-6, 2019 in East Peoria at the Holiday Inn and Suites Conference Center. I am becoming very reflective as we start to plan this year’s ASI, as it will be my last ASI as your IL AAHAM President. I have had the pleasure of serving two terms as your President and I am honored that you have had faith in me to lead our Chapter. I am very excited to look at the future leadership of our Chapter as I step into the role of Chairman of the Board. I am confident that the future leaders of our organization will continue to lead IL AAHAM with a strong and motivated passion!
I am headed to Salt Lake City this week to speak at the Utah Mountain West AAHAM Chapter. They have invited me to attend their summer meeting and present to their membership on Leadership and a Government Relations update. I am honored to represent IL AAHAM across the Nation and share with other chapters the great things that IL AAHAM is doing. The networking that AAHAM provides is priceless.

I have also just finished sending out a blast to our membership about the recent Medicaid Managed Care Legislation. I would like to thank IHA and Miller Wenhold for partnering with IL AAHAM and allowing us to share vital information about this new legislation!

I hope that you all have a fantastic summer! See you in the fall.

Yours in AAHAM,
Joshua Johnson, CRCS-I/P, CRCP-I, CRCE-I
Illinois Chapter President