The new ICD-9-CM procedure codes go into effect October 1, 2011. This last regular update introduces a score of new codes ahead of the partial code freeze that will take effect October 1, 2012.
From systems implementations to lucky phone calls, first jobs offer new professionals first opportunities to gain experience and confidence. In the August print story “Opportunity Knocks,” [...]
Writing in 1935, Dorothy E. Fressle argued for a record that “reflects a true story of the patient’s history and a clear picture of procedures actually carried out in the course of his treatment.” If her vision sounds commonplace today, this article from the archives offers a fresh reminder of the profession’s foundational work improving the quality of care through a meaningful patient record.
Providers are no longer islands of information, and this has created new data standardization, capture, and validation challenges. HIM professionals are ideally positioned to help their organizations leverage information to improve patient care quality and safety.
The online version of the August practice brief “HIM Functions in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety” includes four additional appendixes. Appendix A examines patient safety and quality [...]
Professional development is a must for HIM professionals who want to keep on top of changes in the healthcare industry. Multiple venues provide professional development opportunities for those looking to grow their careers.