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Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation

In this month’s installment of HIM Frontlines, Felicia E. Heimer, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, spoke with Journal of AHIMA to help give HIM professionals an idea of how the federal government is approaching healthcare fraud, and to offer advice on steps for maintaining compliance.

ACOs Increasingly Relying on Health IT

EHR interoperability—and the nationwide lack of it—could be holding back ACO adoption.

Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare

By Shauna Overgaard, MHI: This monthly column discusses emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. The adoption of analytic skills strengthens HIM professionals’ vision as leaders in their field as well as their ability to contribute to the successes of the healthcare industry.

Survey: Provider ICD-10 Testing with Payers Lags in Final Months

Healthcare providers are struggling to complete adequate testing for ICD-10, and smaller providers still face a readiness gap, according to a new survey.

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New Study, Pilot Sites Part of AHIMA’s Expanding Information Governance Initiatives

In her Leadership Symposium presentation Friday in Chicago, IL, Green’s “Information Governance Update” presentation gave a broad overview of AHIMA’s IG activities to date, and previewed upcoming projects.

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.

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?

Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation

In this month’s installment of HIM Frontlines, Felicia E. Heimer, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, spoke with Journal of AHIMA to help give HIM professionals an idea of how the federal government is approaching healthcare fraud, and to offer advice on steps for maintaining compliance.

Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare

By Shauna Overgaard, MHI: This monthly column discusses emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. The adoption of analytic skills strengthens HIM professionals’ vision as leaders in their field as well as their ability to contribute to the successes of the healthcare industry.

Considering the Implications of a Court Order for ESI

Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.