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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.”

Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination

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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination

Health privacy experts are concerned that insurance companies will raise rates or deny patients coverage based on risk factors identified when insurers mine claims data with consumer data provided by commercial data brokers.

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Yale New Haven Health Receives AHIMA’s Grace Award

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Yale New Haven Health has earned AHIMA’s highest honor, the 2018 Grace Award, which recognizes excellence in health information management.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Help Treat EHR ‘Click Fatigue’

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After years of physician claims of burnout and frustration related to EHRs, new technologies powered by natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and digital scribes are making inroads in physician satisfaction.

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Attracting Experienced Applicants for Coding Positions

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Attracting Experienced Applicants for Coding Positions

Your coding positions have been posted for months. You have been receiving applications, just not very many from experienced coders. Why not?

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PHI of Thousands of Mobile Health App Users at Risk in Mobile App Security Breach

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A security vulnerability in the back-end server for thousands of mobile apps exposes more than four million protected health records, including prescription details and sensitive chat messages, a new report reveals.

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Social Determinant ICD-10 Codes Can Be Assigned Based on Non-physician Documentation

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The American Hospital Association recently reaffirmed that providers can assign social determinant codes in ICD-10-CM based on documentation from any member of the care team, including non-physicians such as social workers, case managers, nurses, and other allied staff.

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Psychologist’s License Suspended for Failure to Protect Patients’ Mental Health Information

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A New Jersey clinical psychologist has been ordered to pay fines, a portion of investigative costs, and have his license temporarily suspended for failure to protect his patients’ diagnosis and treatment details in legal filings.

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July-August 2018

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July-August 2018

Payers, auditors increase clinical validation checks

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You and Your Records: Know Your Rights

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You and Your Records: Know Your Rights

Learn how HIM helps play a role in connecting patients to their data.

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Survey Finds Healthcare Orgs have Big Plans for Digital Technologies

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Patient experience, clinical outcomes, and customer relationships are among key driving factors for healthcare organizations undertaking technology adoption initiatives, according to a survey from Ernst and Young.

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