The Office for Civil Rights has released a proposed rule on the HITECH modifications to the HIPAA accounting of disclosure provisions, including the addition of a new right to a report of any person who has accessed the individual’s protected health information.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has requested applications for a new ACO initiative called the Pioneer Accountable Care [...]
Two Office of the Inspector General audits of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report [...]
Payers and providers must work their way through the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS only once, and by the end, few will likely choose to do it again. [...]
Experience with multiple projects in many settings puts vendors in a unique position to offer insights into the proven practices and sure pitfalls of ICD-10 transitions. Three HIM vendors offer tips they shared at AHIMA’s 2011 ICD-10 Summit in April.
The online version of the May practice brief “HIE Management and Operational Considerations” includes two new appendixes. Appendix A provides a glossary of terms commonly used [...]
The Journal of AHIMA received a gold award from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors for its “Addendum” department. “Addendum” closes each print issue of [...]
There are two ways to approach the ICD-10 transition: a late, mad scramble to get systems converted before the deadline or a strategic tack that leverages the transition to improve business processes, documentation, and clinical care. Three organizations offer a picture of the latter approach.