Journal of AHIMA – Nov-Dec 2009

The cover story in the November-December Journal examines how healthcare organizations can plan to resolve the anticipated influx of disputed information in EHRs and PHRs. Other features outline downtime planning for health IT systems and the project to transition MS-DRGs to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs are also available publicly.

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November-December 2009

Features
  • Dispute Resolution: Planning for Disputed Information in EHRs and PHRs, by Lydia Washington, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS; Ethan Katsh, JD; and Norman Sondheimer, PhD
  • Plan B: A Practical Approach to Downtime Planning in Medical Practices, by Cheryl Gregg Fahrenholz, RHIA, CCS-P; Lance J. Smith, RHIT, CCS-P; Kyle Tucker, RHIA, CCS; and Diana Warner, MS, RHIA, CHPS
  • Converting MS-DRGs to ICD-10-CM/PCS: Methods Used, Lessons Learned, by Rhonda Butler, CCS, CCS-P, and Janice Bonazelli, RN
In Addition
  • 75 Years of HIM Education, by Shirley Eichenwald Maki, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Practice Brief
Working Smart
Coding Notes