House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment
Jun20

House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.

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Informatics Professional Discusses Her Shift from HIM
Jun19

Informatics Professional Discusses Her Shift from HIM

An informatics professional should know the EHR system inside and out; they know how the data is collected, they know how and where the data is stored, and they know how the data can produce valued information leading to the best possible patient care.

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Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations
Jun15

Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations

After officials at Rush University Medical Center noted a sharp drop in its quality ratings by CMS, an internal analysis revealed that the agency has been using faulty math to calculate the agency’s star ratings since 2016.

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Data Sharing Benefits Outweigh Risks for Clinical Trial Participants

Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.

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Parsing Overweight and Obesity Coding
Jun12

Parsing Overweight and Obesity Coding

Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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