It All Starts with Documentation
Jun17

It All Starts with Documentation

This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.

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Health IT Advocates Call for Health ‘Data Independence Day’

In response to the recently loosened rules governing the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, patient engagement advocates are calling for a health Data Independence Day to encourage patient access to their records.

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AHIMA Wins Advocacy Award for Grassroots ICD-10 Campaign

For the second year in a row, AHIMA has won the “Power of A” Silver Award, given by the American Society of Association Executives, for its ICD-10 advocacy work.

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Trade Groups, Congress Continue to Push for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period

Healthcare trade groups and certain members of Congress are continuing to advocate for policies that would add a two-year grace period following the go-live date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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Natural Language Processing Turns Text into Actionable Data

The next 12 to 18 months are going to be rocky ones for health information management (HIM) professionals, as they work with physicians on projects such as meaningful use and the ICD-10 transition.

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