CMS Clarifies ICD-10 Flexibility Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday released clarifications to the guidance it released earlier this month with the American Medical Association on easing the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

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New AHIMA White Paper Offers Insights on IG Preparedness
Jul28

New AHIMA White Paper Offers Insights on IG Preparedness

A new white paper from AHIMA and Cohasset Associates takes stock of the healthcare industry’s information governance readiness and assesses the areas in which health information management professionals are most prepared—and where they need improvement.

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Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation
Jul27

Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation

In this month’s installment of HIM Frontlines, Felicia E. Heimer, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, spoke with Journal of AHIMA to help give HIM professionals an idea of how the federal government is approaching healthcare fraud, and to offer advice on steps for maintaining compliance.

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ACOs Increasingly Relying on Health IT

EHR interoperability—and the nationwide lack of it—could be holding back ACO adoption.

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Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare
Jul22

Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare

By Shauna Overgaard, MHI: This monthly column discusses emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. The adoption of analytic skills strengthens HIM professionals’ vision as leaders in their field as well as their ability to contribute to the successes of the healthcare industry.

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