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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.”

Telemedicine Expands Reach of Small Physician Practices

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Small practice primary care and specialist providers are expanding their telemedicine capabilities and options for patients, according to an article in FierceHealthcare.

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Senators Introduce Meaningful Use Relief Bill

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A group of Republican Senators are resurrecting an older piece of legislation targeted at reducing certain regulatory burdens built into the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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Alex Azar Tapped as New Head of HHS

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Alex Azar Tapped as New Head of HHS

former pharmaceutical executive and a former general counsel Alex Azar has been selected as the new HHS secretary by the Trump administration.

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To Code or Not To Code

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To Code or Not To Code

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Risk Adjustment model is not new. However, Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) seem to be this year’s buzz word.

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New Opioid Addiction-Documentation Tip Sheet from AHIMA

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New Opioid Addiction-Documentation Tip Sheet from AHIMA

Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. It is vital that organizations and providers provide high quality clinical documentation, to guarantee the data which drives research and education on this topic is based on the correct information.

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Healthcare Executives Group Outlines Top Challenges for 2018

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Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.

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Hospital Groups to Sue CMS Over Slashed Drug Payments

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Three leading US hospital associations are suing the CMS in response to a final rule slashing the 340B Medicare Drug Pricing Program by $1.6 billion.

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Measuring Coding Accuracy and Productivity in Today’s Value-Based Payment World [Sponsored]

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Measuring Coding Accuracy and Productivity in Today’s Value-Based Payment World [Sponsored]

Analysis of ICD-10 coding accuracy and productivity has included the comparison of coding accuracy between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with the same 95 percent accuracy goal set. Is this really achievable only two years into a new coding system?

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November-December 2017

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November-December 2017

Standards and Information Governance Share a Symbiotic Relationship

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Video: Be a HIRO for AHIMA

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As media coverage of this season’s hurricanes starts to fade, the needs of AHIMA members in affected areas will continue to grow. Here’s how to help.

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