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Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary

Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.

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.

One is the Loneliest Number (Part 2 of 2)

As part 2 of 2, this blog post highlights the costs associated with hospital, physician, and prescription drug spending and life expectancy in the US.

Taking the Lead in Information Governance

February is IG Month at AHIMA. HIM professionals all over the globe need to understand what information governance is and why it’s important to the success of a healthcare organization. Indeed, who better to lead the IG charge than HIM professionals?

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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.

February 2017

Three Practice IG Projects You Should Implement Today

January 2017

AHIMA World Congress Empowering Members Around the Globe

November-December 2016

AHIMA and other key stakeholders continue to drive national and global progress to achieve information systems interoperability in healthcare

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?

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.

Three HIM Stories to Watch for in 2017

While the healthcare industry plays “wait and see” as uncertainty looms with regard to the regulatory landscape ahead, the events of this past year offer a few hints as to what we might expect in 2017.