Getting a Yes for PPE Placements

“No” is a common word heard by PPE coordinators. Getting busy HIM professionals to host an HIM student for a professional practice experience can be a challenge. As important as the internships are in giving students real-world experience, PPE coordinators say it takes a mix of professionalism, emotion, and incentives to place students in today’s hectic work world. Securing sites has become increasingly harder as more HIM departments...

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Journal of AHIMA – September 2009

The September 2009 issue focuses on clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and how MS-DRGs and RACs are giving organizations the motivation to start CDI programs. Other features examine ICD-10 training in England and the value of professional practice experiences for HIM students. Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs are also available publicly. September 2009...

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