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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.”

Senate Committee Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Abuse

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The Opioid Response Act of 2018 calls for boosting funding to state-based substance abuse registries and other data sharing tools to reduce prescription opioid abuse.

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CMS Considering Blue Button 2.0 Mandate for Medicare Advantage

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CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.

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HHS Urges Court to Dismiss Lawsuit from ROI Vendor

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HHS contends that a lawsuit filed against it by release of information vendor Ciox lacks standing and is asking the US District Court in Washington, DC to dismiss it.

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Panicked Patients Question Portal Best Practices

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A recent study surveyed active portal users to find out how well patients understand the data and test results released to them through portals.

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Breaching a Hospital Network Takes Only Five Hours, Hackers Say

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Hackers claim they can breach a healthcare organization in less than five hours, according to the 2018 Black Report survey from software company Nuix.

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Revisiting the Coding Experience Paradigm

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Revisiting the Coding Experience Paradigm

Since coding production has stabilized following ICD-10 implementation, coding vacancies seem to be remaining open a little longer, and online discussion threads are full of “I have my credential but everyone is looking for experience” posts.

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Facebook, Hospitals Explored Data Sharing Project

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Facebook recently hit the pause button on a secret data-sharing plan with top hospitals in light of reports that 87 million Facebook users’ data was compromised by political research firm Cambridge Analytica.

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ONC Launches Patient-Facing Guide to Online Medical Records

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While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.

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Apple Launches EHRs on iPhones

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Apple announced last week that 39 major US health systems are participating in its Apple Health Records platform, which will allow patients at those providers to view their EHRs on their iPhones.

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April 2018

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April 2018

What’s expected by OCR, and your attorneys, with PHI access logs

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