Archives

“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.”

Managing PHI Disclosure When a Lawsuit Is Involved—How to Prepare

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Managing PHI Disclosure When a Lawsuit Is Involved—How to Prepare

This article examines how HIM professionals should work with risk management when releasing records tied to lawsuits, and some new best practices to consider.

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2018 Coding and CDI Guide

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The 2018 Coding and CDI Guide was published in the April 2018 Journal of AHIMA.

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Slideshow: Tracking the Changing Face of the Journal

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Slideshow: Tracking the Changing Face of the Journal

In honor of AHIMA’s 90th anniversary, this slideshow features historic Journal of AHIMA covers from the 1930s to today and major HIM topics from each time period.

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Cyberattack Contingency Plans are Critical, OCR Says

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“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.

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FY 2018 Omnibus Bill Gives ONC, OCR, and HHS Needed Boosts

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The $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President last week allocated funding for several key health IT priorities and continued current funding levels for ONC.

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EHRs Featuring Long-Term Goal Could Improve Health Outcomes

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If health IT developers designed EHRs with long-term, goal-directed healthcare in mind, primary care providers would be better equipped to help their patients, researchers say.

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2018 Grace Award Application Period Opens

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AHIMA’s Grace Award Committee began accepting applications on Sunday for the 2018 award, which honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate outstanding and innovative approaches to HIM.

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AHIMA Members Advocating for HIM Issues on Capitol Hill

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AHIMA Members Advocating for HIM Issues on Capitol Hill

This week, a contingent of HIM professionals are bringing their years of experience and knowledge to Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 AHIMA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.

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AHIMA Releases Denials Management Toolkit

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In today’s regulatory environment, it’s imperative that healthcare professionals have processes in place to handle a variety of audits and insurance claims denials.

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Better Understanding COPD

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Better Understanding COPD

Chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema are two conditions that comprise COPD. Both are commonly caused by smoking, and many patients have features of both conditions and the two often occur together.

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