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AMA Passes Augmented Intelligence Policy

The American Medical Association has passed a policy that addresses use of augmented intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry—a first for the organization.

A Data Application for Monitoring Opioid Prescribing

With effective application of appropriate health information technologies, aggregated, organized, and retrievable data can be harnessed as a powerful tool to combat the opioid crisis.

Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Artificial Intelligence

With highly sensitive patient data to protect, and more vectors through which to access that data than ever before, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals should be of utmost concern to healthcare organizations.

World Health Organization Releases ICD-11

The release has no impact on practicing coding professionals—and will not for an undetermined number of years, according to AHIMA coding experts.

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AHIMA Members Advocating for HIM Issues on Capitol Hill

This week, a contingent of HIM professionals are bringing their years of experience and knowledge to Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 AHIMA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.

Top Takeaways from the 2017 AHIMA Convention

Miss something from AHIMA’s 2017 Convention and Exhibit? No worries, the Journal has you covered. Read on to find out more about the week’s most notable moments.

AHIMA Leading the Way on National and International Standardization

The AHIMA Standards Team collaborates with the international community on developing and implementing standards that will help you to share your patient summary with a foreign healthcare provider, as well as electronically send the summary of this encounter to the US-based primary care provider.

Who Tells Your Story? [Sponsored]

“Who tells your story?” It’s a question pondered throughout the Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” and it’s a good question; one that providers need to be focused on as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moves towards value-based reimbursement.

2018 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

The 2018 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2018 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote various consulting and outsourcing resources.

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Best practices for reporting new patient relationship category codes

Coding for a Urological Procedure

This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.

CPT Guidelines on Procedure Coding

Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]

Using Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?

Coding Centralization Lessons Learned During a Reorganization Project

A coding consultant shares best practices from a recent coding centralization project completed at Kaiser Permanente.

Parsing the Language of Continuous HIM Education: CCHIIM, Credentials, Certificates, and Certifications

CCHIIM plays a key role in ensuring that today’s HIM professionals have the needed skills and competencies to navigate the healthcare landscape currently shifting under their feet. If an HIM professional wants to maximize their skills and knowledge—which AHIMA’s HIM Reimagined initiative strongly urges—AHIMA offers multiple ways to do that through certificates and certification programs.

Managing PHI Disclosure When a Lawsuit Is Involved—How to Prepare

This article examines how HIM professionals should work with risk management when releasing records tied to lawsuits, and some new best practices to consider.