The movement to give patients electronic access to doctors’ notes continues to gain momentum, as additional studies garner positive feedback from participating patients.
Capturing sexual orientation/gender identity information will assist in providing more patient-centered treatment/care, encourage staff to provide more culturally-sensitive services to all patients, including those that are LGBTQ, and reduce health disparities through monitoring of the quality of treatment/care to LGBTQ patients.
College students that rely on the GI Bill to pay for their educations have found themselves coming up short when their monthly bill comes due because the Department of Veterans Affairs software responsible for reimbursing beneficiaries is too old.
It feels like it has been much longer since the days when many coding professionals were working in the basement of a hospital, still coding from paper charts, the idea of being able to work from home much more dream than reality—but the telecommuting coder has been a relatively recent phenomenon.
With numerous health systems experiencing mergers and acquisitions, interoperability and health information management have presented a significant barrier toward optimal care delivery and improved patient outcomes. The integrity of patient data can be threatened when patient records converged from different electronic health record (EHR) systems can’t be correctly matched and linked.
There are substantial—and growing—costs to inaccurate patient matching. Learn how a groundbreaking solution can improve match rates, thereby improving healthcare data exchange.
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Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.
A Tuesday roundtable presentation, “Challenges for HIM at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,” addressed issues such as limited educational opportunities for HIM professionals specific to the IRF setting, how official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines do not always fit IRF coding, and the excessive number of requests for audits compared to the size of the IRF unit.
The Everglades, under an hour’s drive directly west from the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an unparalleled subtropical wilderness brimming with beautiful wetland landscapes and rare plant and animal species. But those who don’t heed the National Park Service’s warnings could end up the unfortunate recipient of these ICD-10 codes.
Ensuring Data Integrity During Health Information Exchange
Specialty and Non-Acute Data Analytics Initiatives Offer Focus and Opportunity for HIM
Using Health Informatics to Tackle Duplicate Medical Record Issues
This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.
Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]
Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?
Carol Lewis has been a long-time member of AHIMA, starting in the 1950s. She looks back at how the profession has evolved over the decades.
In recent years, the US has seen a number of devastating natural disasters—a trend that experts expect to continue. As the nimbleness with which providers can respond to these circumstances is put to the test, HIM professionals are in a position to greatly assist provider response and enable the swift treatment of evacuees and other groups impacted by storms through their involvement with HIEs.
In the decades from the 1960s to present day, AHIMA and its members have continuously paved the way in an evolving profession vital to the modern healthcare industry.