OCR Requests Input on Pending Accounting of Disclosures Regulation

The Office for Civil Rights published a request for information on accounting of disclosures today, seeking input on its upcoming regulation to enact new provisions specified under the HITECH Act. The information, OCR writes, will help it “better understand the interests of individuals with respect to learning of such disclosures” as well as “the administrative burden on covered entities and business associates of accounting for such...

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More CDI Resources Online

The online version of the May practice brief “Guidance for Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs” includes two additional, Web-only appendixes. Appendix B outlines possible policies and procedures that may be used for new or existing CDI programs. The CDI department must be governed by written policies and procedures. These policies and procedures should be developed with the assistance of other departments affected by clinical...

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Journal of AHIMA – May 2010

The May 2010 cover story examines the increasing movement for patient-centered health IT. Other feature stories outline how to manage information from personal medical devices and the role of health literacy in patient-centric health IT. Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs are also available publicly. May 2010 Features Health IT for the People, by Chris Dimick...

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