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Taking Information Governance from Concept to Reality

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

EHRs Pose Adolescent Confidentiality Risks

A new paper highlights researchers’ concerns that EHRs pose a threat to the confidentiality of healthcare records for adolescents.

CMS Head Marilyn Tavenner Stepping Down

Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be leaving the agency at the end of February, according to news reports Friday morning.

Information Governance Roles Also Emerging in Law Industry

The healthcare industry isn’t the only business area eyeing information governance for future information management roles—IG programs and roles are also starting to catch on in the legal field.

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Report from AHIMA’s 2014 Clinical Documentation Improvement Summit

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convened its annual Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Summit in August 2014 in Washington, DC. The summit is committed to presenting interactive sessions, showcasing real-world examples, advancing networking opportunities, and providing critical insights to move CDI programs forward.

Use Cases Demonstrate Information Governance Best Practices

The session, “Information Governance, Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” demonstrated how information governance is leading the journey to innovation and experiential learning by leveraging technology investments and understanding information assets.

IG Principles Among New HIM Developments in the Spotlight

From information governance (IG) to research to the increased use of health IT, new developments in the health information management (HIM) arena were in the spotlight during Tuesday’s general session.

January 2015

The Year Ahead: The most important HIM topics to watch for in 2015

November/ December 2014

Tips for tackling ever-changing electronic audits, e-discovery, and e-measures

October 2014

Using Governance to Manage Information Assets and Prevent Digital Data AValanches

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?

Taking Information Governance from Concept to Reality

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

Ready, Set, Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS

Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

Cut Through the ICD-10 Noise with Documentation Guidelines

By Jon Elion, MD: Physicians have been bombarded with opinions, information and misinformation about ICD-10-CM/PS. This makes it challenging for them to cut through the politics and posturing and focus exclusively on practical and pragmatic approaches to deal with the new coding system.