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March 2015

HIM working in the spotlight to solve common EHR issues

The ABCs of Health Plan Audits

By Dawn Crump, MA, SSBB, CHC, and Jeannie Hennum: Educating health information management professionals on the vernacular of payers can save time, hassle, and headache for both sides of the audit seesaw.

Building a Remote CDI Workforce

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

Slideshow: Making Patient Data Affordable

New research shows that despite regulations that emphasize free access to personal health data, providers aren’t always listening.

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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.

March 2015

HIM working in the spotlight to solve common EHR issues

February 2015

Mind the Gap: HIM rushes to bridge educational and professional gaps caused by a quickly advancing industry

2015 Education and Professional Development Guide

The 2015 Education and Professional Development Guide was published in the February 2015 Journal of AHIMA.

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 ABCs of Health Plan Audits

By Dawn Crump, MA, SSBB, CHC, and Jeannie Hennum: Educating health information management professionals on the vernacular of payers can save time, hassle, and headache for both sides of the audit seesaw.

Building a Remote CDI Workforce

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

ONC Takes Action: Health Information Systems Interoperability to Support Learning Health System

In the effort to advance secure and interoperable health information exchanges, ONC has released its interoperability roadmap. The roadmap is directed towards the development of a nationwide learning health system.