July 2010

The July 2010 cover story examines the tools coding professionals can use to help achieve consistent coding. The other feature stories explore facilities that are implementing coding automation to help manage the volume of electronic documentation and how automation will affect coding workflows and roles.

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

July 2010

Features
  • Achieving Coding Consistency, by Chris Dimick
  • Lean Coding Machine, by Genna Rollins
  • Ready, Set, Automate, by Kathleen Peterson, MS, RHIA, CCS; Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P; Kozie Phibbs, MS, RHIA; Heather Eminger; Elizabeth Giustina, CCS-P; Rita Scichilone, MHSA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHC-F; and June Bronnert, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
In Addition
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • Smart Training on Privacy and Security, by Sandy Bacik, BISSP, ISSMP, CISM, CGEIT
  • Managing Patient-provided Information in EHRs, by Diana Warner, MS, RHIA, CHPS
  • A Primer on MDS 3.0, by Rhonda Anderson, RHIA
  • E-Discovery from the Judicial Perspective, by Gerald “Jud” E. DeLoss
Coding Notes
  • Establishing a CDI Program, by Barbara A. Lopez, BS, RHIA
  • Transitioning to CAC, by Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, and June Bronnert, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P