Friends,

It has been a productive first quarter of 2022 for the IL AAHAM Board of Directors and we want to share some of the hard work our committees have done for the betterment of our members.

Social Media: I want to thank our Marketing and Social Media Committee for successfully phasing out our “group” LinkedIn and creating a “company” LinkedIn page allowing for more functionality,  Connect with IL AAHAM on LI.

Our Government Relations Committee has been hard at work creating a letter writing campaign writing to ask the Rules Committee to delay accepting HB 3286 as it currently stands and its amendment of the Fair Patient Billing Act as it unintentionally inhibits our provider members from fully and fairly recovering reimbursement owed.

Community Involvement: IL AAHAM is honored to give back to our local communities and appreciate how generous our members are. Take a moment and review our new Community Outreach page to see all of the organization your donations have helped!

Inclusion Initiative: I am proud to say IL AAHAM has committed to an Inclusion Initiative, we are passionate about treating everyone with dignity and respect where all are welcome.  We are a community striving to make IL AAHAM a more diverse, equitable and inclusive association by encouraging and supporting policies that enhance inclusivity and the achievement of social justice. We look forward to you and many others joining our journey!

Membership: Thank you for renewing your membership, if you have not yet renewed please click here. As a reminder, students taking 12 credits per semester can receive a free membership. If you are a provider working with a local college/interns, please contact us.

Corporate Sponsors: We understand this continues to be a challenging time with limited resources. We encourage you to look to our corporate partners if you are in need of a service. Please welcome our newest corporate partner, Dan Reilley with R3 Dynamics, LLC. All of IL AAHAM Corporate Partners can be found here.

Programs:  March provided engaging and relevant content consisting of cybersecurity safeguards, a payer panel and continued education on the No Surprises Act with a total of 6 CEUs earned by our certified members in attendance. Stay tuned for more details regarding our summer and fall conferences in the near future and don’t forget that IL AAHAM makes it easy for you to stay current on CEUs with monthly webinars.

Financial Report: Due to smart decisions, flexible speakers and support from our corporate partners we are a financially health chapter and are ahead of where we were this time last year. We will continue to invest these funds in relevant education and fun and creative events for our membership.

Our membership means the world to us, which is why we strive so hard to meet your needs. We have an amazing chapter made up of incredible people and none of the things we do would be possible without each of you, we thank you for your continued support.

Vanessa Haydon
IL AAHAM President