Industry Lags on ICD-10 Implementation

A recent survey of AHIMA members shows that just over half of organizations have started their transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Fifty-three percent of 645 respondents reported that they or their facilities had begun at least the initial planning steps. The snapshot, taken in August, reflects a slight improvement from an April 2010 AHIMA survey in which 48 percent of respondents reported that planning had begun. Among the respondents whose...

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Wednesday’s Top Stories from AHIMA Today

Those unable to attend AHIMA’s 82nd Convention and Exhibit in Orlando, FL, can catch up on all the latest convention news and events by reading the digital edition of AHIMA Today, the on-site convention newsletter. Use your regular Web browser to start paging through the same full-color edition that attendees are reading on site. Here are the top stories from the Wednesday issue: HIM in the Middle How do HIM and the use of...

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Tuesday’s Top Stories from AHIMA Today

Check out the latest news from AHIMA’s 82nd Convention and Exhibit in Orlando, FL, in the Tuesday issue of AHIMA Today, the convention daily newsletter. Use your regular Web browser to start paging through the same full-color edition that attendees are reading on site. Here are some of the top stories from the Tuesday issue: It’s Raining Regs Four big regulatory challenges are set to converge on healthcare in the near future,...

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New RECs Complete Health IT Support System

Two new regional extension centers were announced September 28 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which stated the additions now mean every region of the country is covered by the health IT assistance program. The final two-year REC awards were given to CalOptima Foundation ($4.7 million) to cover Orange County, CA, and the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative ($5.1 million) to cover the state...

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Top Stories from AHIMA Today

This week AHIMA’s 82nd Convention and Exhibit takes place in Orlando, FL. You can catch all the news in our full digital edition of AHIMA Today, the convention daily newsletter. Use your regular Web browser to start paging through the same full-color edition that attendees are reading on site. Here are some of the top stories from the Monday issue: Hot Topics Yield Rich Discussion for Delegates What is the HIM role in electronic...

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