Journal of AHIMA – July 2008

The July issue examines coding’s biggest challenges today, as well as their solutions. The issue also reports on the CARE instrument, three successful HIM-led clinical documentation improvement programs, and how coding supervisors keep current in an ever-changing environment.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of KnowledgeSelect features and practice briefs also are available publicly.

July Journal Cover

July 2008

Features
In Addition
  • The Art of Keeping Current, by Chris Dimick
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • The Metadata You Need, by Patricia Trites, MPA, CPC, CHP, CHCC, CHCO
  • Jumpstarting Access to Personal Information with Rights-based Legislation, by William Bernstein, JD
  • The Benefits of Using SNOMED CT and LOINC in Assessment Instruments, by Rita A. Scichilone, MHSA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHC
  • Standards Development and HIM, by Wanetta Edwards, MS, RHIA; Keith Olenik, MA, RHIA, CHP; Chris Meyers, RHIA; and Lou Ann Wiedemann, MS, RHIA, CPEHR
Coding Notes
  • Analysis of POA and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Data–Part 2, by Lou Ann Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
  • Resolving Coding Issues for Coding Clinic, by Patricia Bower-Jernigan, RHIA; Kimberly Yelton, RHIA; and Karen Freymiller, RHIT