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MaHIMA Names President-Elect

Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) has announced Linda Young was chosen to be president-elect.

As MaHIMA’s president-elect, Young will serve as an aide to the president and will assume the presidency in July 2012. Young’s goal is to work with the association to ensure her peers are prepared for the demands of the future.

“The most challenging aspect facing HIM professionals today is the myriad of complex skill sets required to effectively perform our roles. Today’s HIM professionals must focus on continuous professional improvement,” said Young.

Young is the owner of The Law Firm of Linda M. Young where she represents healthcare organizations, primarily focusing on the area of recoupment appeals such as recovery audit contractors and Medicaid integrity contractors. In addition, she is currently assistant general counsel to Applied Management Systems, a Burlington, Mass. based full-service healthcare management consulting firm serving healthcare institutions nationwide. Young was named the most outstanding new professional in 1996 by the MHIMA.

Source: Massachusetts Health Information Management Association