Surf, Sand, and Searing Pain

An excursion to the beach usually sounds like the epitome of a fun-filled, relaxing day. But the dangers of hidden broken glass, hell-bent sea creatures, and sports-related injuries can quickly make the day take a turn for the worse.

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Using Standards to Move Health IT Forward

The Monday afternoon session “EHR and HIM Professional Practice Standards” detailed various initiatives moving health information management (HIM) practice standards forward in health IT.

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Learning How to Use the Keys to the PCS Kingdom

One positive result of the ICD-10 delay is that coders have this extra time to brush up on the newest coding classification system—ICD-10-PCS. In their Sunday pre-convention session “The Keys to the PCS Kingdom,” Lynn Kuehn, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, and Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, provided helpful hints for coding in PCS.

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While IT Dazzles Healthcare, HIM Provides Vital Human Touch

Every day, health information management (HIM) is making a difference in real-life situations, as demonstrated by examples offered in Monday’s general session.

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How Physicians See ICD-10, and Its Effect on Their Practice

During an AHIMA Foundation Research Forum session on Sunday, Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, presented findings gathered in their study on physician perceptions of the ICD-10 transition titled “Physicians’ Outlook on the ICD-10-CM/PCS System and its Effect on their Practice.”

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