The 2012 updates to the CPT code set include 278 new codes, 139 code revisions, and 98 code deletions. This brings the total number of CPT [...]
The flurry of activity on HIPAA transaction standards continues. The Department of Health and Human Services published an interim final rule for standards on electronic funds [...]
The last organizations are hurrying to complete their transitions to version 5010 of the HIPAA transaction standards. CMS expects nearly everyone to cross the finish line before enforcement begins March 31, and it does not anticipate extending the deadline further.
The Department of Health and Human Services has released the first quality measures for the Medicaid program. The initial set of 26 measures is intended to align with existing quality programs. Reporting will be voluntary and is not schedule to begin until December 2013.
Monday Coding Quiz: A 9-year-old boy is seen in the emergency department and receives 560 units of rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine as intramuscular injections [...]
A forest of issues crowds the 2012 HIM landscape. AHIMA practice experts offer a guide for the year ahead.
Accountable care organizations will have an impact on HIM departments in at least three ways, says AHIMA director of practice leadership Lydia Washington in an audio interview.
There are dozens of tasks, challenges, and opportunities facing HIM professionals in year ahead. Share the three most pressing items on your to-do list in an online reader poll.