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Top Takeaways from the 2017 AHIMA Convention

Miss something from AHIMA’s 2017 Convention and Exhibit? No worries, the Journal has you covered. Read on to find out more about the week’s most notable moments.

AHIMA Leading the Way on National and International Standardization

The AHIMA Standards Team collaborates with the international community on developing and implementing standards that will help you to share your patient summary with a foreign healthcare provider, as well as electronically send the summary of this encounter to the US-based primary care provider.

Management and Appeal Strategies for DRG Change Recommendations

Suzanne Drake, who has been writing appeal letters since 1995, reviewed some very important steps for a successful appeals management process at Sunday’s 2017 AHIMA Clinical Coding Meeting.

January 2018

Experts prognosticate the top HIM topics for the year ahead, and advise on how to prepare

November-December 2017

Standards and Information Governance Share a Symbiotic Relationship

October 2017

Data Analytics and Informatics are Two Separate Disciplines

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?

Three Things to Watch in HIM for 2018

To say that 2017 was a busy one for organizations and outlets covering healthcare would be an understatement. And so far, there’s no indication to suggest that 2018 will be any different.

How to Move from Denial Management to Prevention

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based payment, making the shift from denial management to denial prevention is essential.

Measuring Coding Accuracy and Productivity in Today’s Value-Based Payment World [Sponsored]

Analysis of ICD-10 coding accuracy and productivity has included the comparison of coding accuracy between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with the same 95 percent accuracy goal set. Is this really achievable only two years into a new coding system?