Regional Associations


Chicago Area Health Information Management Association (CAHIMA)

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Membership year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021


Membership Categories:

  • Active – $20.00 – Individual interested in the profession who agree to abide by the code of ethics. Active members are entitled to all membership privileges including the granting of CEUs for attendance at Educational Meetings, the the right to vote and hold office.
  • Student* – $10.00 – Available to non-credentialed students enrolled in a CAHIIM-Approved HIT, HIM program or Coding Certificate program. Student members shall possess all the rights of membership except the granting of CEUs for attendance at Educational meetings, the right to vote, hold office, or serve as a Committee Chair. Students are encouraged to serve as Committee members.

*Please note: If you currently hold an AHIMA-sponsored credential, have ever sat for an AHIMA-sponsored certification exam and did not pass or let your previously granted AHIMA-sponsored credential lapse, you cannot register as a Student Member.

When you join online, you will have the option to pay by mail with a check or pay online with a credit card (AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). You will receive two emails once you join – 1) a confirmation email and 2) a registration statement email which serves as your receipt (if you paid by credit card) or invoice (if you plan to pay by check).

If you are paying by check, make your check payable to KnowledgeConnex, include your invoice # that is on your registration statement email, and mail your check to KnowledgeConnex. The mailing address will be on the registration statement email.

Click Here to Complete the Membership Application

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Deborah Balentine, M.Ed, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHTS-TR
P: 708-305-7848

Karin Weiler, MS, RN, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

Sacha Christmas, RHIA

1st Year Director
James Wilson, RHIT

Education Chair
Andrea Erickson, BS, RHIT

Membership Chair
Gabrielle Meza, RHIA, CCS-P

Nominating Committee
Colleen Kerrigan, MS, RHIA
Neocean Long, BS, RHIA

Technology Chair
Kolyan Das Gupta, RHIT

President’s Message

Click here to read the letter.

Distinguished Member

Click here to nominate a Distinguished Member.