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Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production

What might happen when a healthcare provider is asked to produce a large volume of electronic patient records at great expense?

Instagram Roundup: PCS Flash Cards

AHIMA’s updated ICD-10-PCS Flash Cards are brought to life on AHIMA’s Instagram page in short videos and photos.

HHS Report: IG Vital to a Cyber-secure Future in Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s long-awaited “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry” highlights the importance of IG competencies to help the healthcare industry address cybersecurity concerns.

CMS Releases 2018 MACRA Draft Rule

CMS responds to stakeholder concerns over compliance burdens in newly released 2018 proposed MACRA rule.

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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.

June 2017

Coding Checkup

2017 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

The 2016 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2016 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote various consulting and outsourcing resources.

May 2017

Teaching the ‘New’ HIM

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?

The Importance of Retaining Well-Trained and Experienced Coders [Sponsored]

The long transition to ICD-10 has thus far been challenging across the entire healthcare industry. Perhaps by now, the most complicated pieces of the change are complete, but there are still significant improvements to be made.

Has CAC lived up to its promise? Providers, vendors weigh in

In the months leading up to the ICD-10 go-live, many hospitals implemented CAC in the hopes that it would offset anticipated productivity losses and boost coding accuracy. Did CAC fulfill its promise?

Profile: One HIM Professional’s Road to the C-Suite

The journey from coding professional to C-suite executive isn’t really as far as it seems—just ask Cheryl Harmon, MBA, CFO of St. Vincent Health. Last year, Harmon was named one of the CFOs of the year by the Indianapolis Business Journal.