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Journal of AHIMA Wins ASHPE Editorial Excellence Awards

The Journal of AHIMA has received two awards from the American Society of...

AHIMA Studying ICD-10 Impact on Coding, Productivity

Hoping to get a definitive look at how ICD-10 implementation has impacted coding productivity and accuracy, the AHIMA Foundation and AHIMA has launched a phased series of studies.

May 2016

Moving beyond Reality 2016 and ‘Reimagining’ HIM for a quickly changing healthcare industry

Mentoring is Vital in Developing New Coding Professionals

As coding resources continue to be scarce, having an in-house coding training program on any scale is a viable solution to meeting your facility’s coding needs.

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Senator Leading 21st Century Cures Act Debate Speaks at AHIMA Hill Day

Creating a more interoperable healthcare system is one of the priorities of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee and a speaker at AHIMA’s Hill Day event in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

Experts Explore Privacy Challenges in Today’s Technological World

From the smart phone to the patient portal and beyond, balancing privacy with patient access to health information is one of the industry’s hottest topics. Two experts explored the challenges of leading privacy in a world of new technology during Monday’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.

CMS Official Offers Insight on Upcoming MACRA Changes

A new set of changes promises to transform the Medicare reimbursement landscape, and HIM has a role to play. That was the message of Robert Anthony, deputy director, quality measurement and value-based incentives group at the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), during his presentation Monday at AHIMA’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.

May 2016

Moving beyond Reality 2016 and ‘Reimagining’ HIM for a quickly changing healthcare industry

2016 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide

The 2016 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide is a special advertising section published to promote various coding resources such as consultants, training materials, and other coding solutions.

April 2016

Patients’ rights to health records becoming increasingly complex

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?

Mentoring is Vital in Developing New Coding Professionals

As coding resources continue to be scarce, having an in-house coding training program on any scale is a viable solution to meeting your facility’s coding needs.

Three Keys to Simplifying Interoperability in Healthcare [Sponsored]

Healthcare is in the middle of a data explosion; new sources of information like medical devices, wearables, and mobile apps are being introduced all the time. While more information can do wonders for clinical decision making and improving operational efficiencies, it can also introduce more complexity when it comes to integration.

Tips for Preventing and Responding to a Ransomware Attack

Having your health data held hostage sounds scary, but there are ways to protect your organization. A cybersecurity expert shares strategies for defending against a new breed of hackers.