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New Volunteer Writing Opportunities with Journal of AHIMA Available

Are you interested in becoming an AHIMA-published author? Several new volunteer writing opportunities with Journal of AHIMA publications are available, including writing as a guest blogger and authoring feature articles in the Journal magazine.

Text Messaging a Missed Opportunity for Diabetes Compliance Among Young Patients

SMS text messages are an under-used resource for helping young diabetes patients stay compliant with their diet and lifestyle modification, according to a study of patients between ages 16 and 24.

CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs

The new Administration is hitting the pause button on several Medicare payment reform initiatives, including bundled payment initiatives, according to an interim final rule (IFR) published this week in the Federal Register.

Interest in CDI Outside of the US

Outside of the US, CDI programs are being implemented, leading to increased demand for CDI specialists and a keen interest in the CDIP credential.

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Top Takeaways from the 2016 AHIMA Convention

Did you miss convention, or are you still feeling like it was all a bit of a blur? Revisit the top takeaways from this year’s event as some of AHIMA’s subject matter experts weigh in.

2016 Convention: Population-based, Data-driven Patient Care is an Art and Science

Paula H. Infeld, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, vice president, managing director of health IT with Sage Growth Partners, provided an overview of the key milestones needed to operationalize population health management during her convention presentation on Monday.

2016 Convention: New Coding, HIM Apprenticeships Offer Opportunity to Enter the Industry

The AHIMA Foundation is responding to the growing industry shortage of experienced coding and HIM professionals by unveiling an apprenticeship standard and initiative along with succinct guidelines certified by the US Department of Labor.

March 2017

Teach consumers to fish (for health records) and they’ll have information for a lifetime

February 2017

Three Practice IG Projects You Should Implement Today

January 2017

AHIMA World Congress Empowering Members Around the Globe

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?

Updated: How to Request Your Medical Records

This update to one of the Journal’s most popular web pieces features new segments with helpful information for both HIM professionals and consumers.

An HIM Manager’s Role in Patient Engagement [Sponsored]

Healthcare has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the last major US industries to transition away from paper-based recordkeeping. Underpinning the largest and most risk-sensitive industry in the nation, business operations have been managed almost entirely on paper for generations.

Getting Involved and Giving Back in HIM

With opportunities suited to any professional level, there truly is something for everyone when it comes to making the choice to get involved as a volunteer in HIM. This article discusses potential benefits and opportunities for volunteering.