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“Feature stories and departments that appear in the print issue of the Journal are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Full access to the archives is a member benefit and requires a member name and password. Practice briefs and select features are available publicly. Please see below for an archive of Journal of AHIMA website posts.”

Russian Hackers Breach Health Records of US Olympians

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The breach of Olympic athletes’ medical records by Russian hackers this week again demonstrates the vulnerability of protected health information and the extent to which it is viewed as a target by criminals.

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ICD-10-CM: Impact on Physicians’ Fears, and What Comes Next [Sponsored]

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ICD-10-CM: Impact on Physicians’ Fears, and What Comes Next [Sponsored]

As the first anniversary of ICD-10-CM go-live approaches, much uncertainty remains. Information on the overall impact of ICD-10-CM is scarce without CMS, insurers, or data-mining entities performing audits or data analysis.

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Coding High-Risk Pregnancy: What’s New for 2017?

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Coding High-Risk Pregnancy: What’s New for 2017?

With the release of the FY 2017 updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, there’s a lot for coding professionals to review.

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AHIMA Seeks Comments on Proposed Informatics Curricula

Posted by on 12:27 pm in Education and Workforce, Informatics/Data Analytics, News | 0 comments

AHIMA is asking informatics practitioners and informatics educators to comment on its new set of graduate level health informatics competencies—which have been posted online—by October 3.

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CMS: More Flexibility for MACRA Reporting Program Compliance

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In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.

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Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

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Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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CommonWell Health Alliance Gives Patients Direct Medical Record Access

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The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced that for the first time, patients whose providers are members of the Alliance will be given access to their health data as it is stored and transmitted by the CommonWell network.

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Video: Three Tips for Physician CDI Success

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Excelling in outpatient CDI requires a combination of professional know-how and personality.

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September 2016

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September 2016

Mastering MACRA, PQRS, and value-based purchasing:
How quality coding impacts quality reporting

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Five Tips to Develop and Share Your HIM ‘Elevator Speech’

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Five Tips to Develop and Share Your HIM ‘Elevator Speech’

How can you capture all of the nuances of HIM in a way that others will understand while also keeping their attention?

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