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Senate Passes SGR Repeal Bill, ICD-10 2015 Deadline Remains

In a move that took over a decade to accomplish, the Senate voted 92-8 late Tuesday to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that adjusts Medicare payments to physicians.

Consumer Forgiveness for Breaches Varies, Survey Finds

A majority of consumers are likely to consider switching providers in the event that their health records are breached due to negligence by their provider’s office staff, results of a new survey suggest.

Quality Data Starts With Us

This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.

CMS Announces Simplified Meaningful Use Requirements in Draft Rule

Federal health IT officials last week issued a proposed rule that would streamline and relax requirements some providers have found troublesome under the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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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.

2015 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide

The 2015 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide was published in the April 2015 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published by AHIMA to promote education and professional development resources.

April 2015

Despite benefits, technology still not widely used to combat multi-million dollar breaches

March 2015

HIM working in the spotlight to solve common EHR issues

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?

Quality Data Starts With Us

This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.

When Confidential Information is Needed in Litigation

Legal consequences flow from the use or abuse of EHR. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.

Must-Do ICD-10 Prep Checklist for Physicians

Tune in to this monthly online coding column to learn from AHIMA’s coding experts about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.