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Building an HIM Program for the Federal Aviation Administration

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

Video: Top Two Tips for CDI Success

Two experts give their best advice on CDI prep for ICD-10.

July 2015

Preventing Healthcare’s Top Four Documentation Disasters

Ditching Dual Coding—Time to Focus in on ICD-10

By Walter Houlihan, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA: Forget about dual coding? With ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation still months away, that might sound impossible. But that’s what coders at Baystate Health have done, opting to spend one day a week focusing on coding in ICD-10 only.

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Retention and Disposition Policies Could Soon Become Irrelevant

With data storage technology possibilities continuously evolving—and the associated costs shrinking—it’s possible that retention and disposition policies could become more costly than simply hoarding the data forever.

Simulated IG Steering Committee Shines Light on Real IG Challenges

No matter how hard you try, it is impossible to launch a comprehensive information governance (IG) program without first forming a steering committee, according to experts participating in a mock steering committee meeting Tuesday at the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, taking place this week in Chicago, IL.

Panel: Launching Information Governance Harder than Landing on the Moon

Convincing an organization to implement an information governance program is a lot like the Apollo missions to put a man on the moon—except for one thing: getting IG off the ground is much, much harder.

July 2015

Preventing Healthcare’s Top Four Documentation Disasters

June 2015

How the healthcare world will change after ICD-10’s implementation

2015 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

The 2015 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2015 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published by AHIMA to promote education and professional development resources.

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?

Building an HIM Program for the Federal Aviation Administration

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

Ditching Dual Coding—Time to Focus in on ICD-10

By Walter Houlihan, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA: Forget about dual coding? With ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation still months away, that might sound impossible. But that’s what coders at Baystate Health have done, opting to spend one day a week focusing on coding in ICD-10 only.

It All Starts with Documentation

This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.