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.”

HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue

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HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue

At Tuesday’s convention session titled “Tracking Risk Adjustment Across the Continuum of Care: A Patient Tracer,” presenter Laura Legg, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, discussed how the documentation must tell the complete story of the patient encounter to trace the patient’s chronic conditions throughout the healthcare continuum.

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HIM, Policy, and Politics—Speakers Take Stock of the Current State

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HIM, Policy, and Politics—Speakers Take Stock of the Current State

Disruptive times call for clarity of purpose, determination, and sometimes the willingness to start all over, according to the speakers at Tuesday’s General Session.

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Organizations Share Best Practices for Implementing IG Initiatives

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Organizations Share Best Practices for Implementing IG Initiatives

No matter where an organization is with its current state of IG, it is never too late to get on the “IG train.”

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Analytics and Informatics Turn Data into Information Assets

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Analytics and Informatics Turn Data into Information Assets

A roundtable presentation on health information management data analytics and informatics at the Veterans Health Administration was a highlight of the educational sessions on Monday.

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Incoming President Excited to Lead AHIMA Through Year of Change

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Incoming President Excited to Lead AHIMA Through Year of Change

Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, set to become the next president and board chair of AHIMA in January, could not be more excited for the challenge. She recently spoke with Journal of AHIMA about the decision to run, and what she sees ahead for AHIMA and HIM.

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Speakers Discuss the Promise of Technology, Power of Empathy

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Speakers Discuss the Promise of Technology, Power of Empathy

Technology is transforming the healthcare landscape—but empathy and communication are still important, as the presentations at Monday’s General Session illustrated.

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Cover Your Assets and Avoid Common Risk Areas in Diagnostic Radiology

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Cover Your Assets and Avoid Common Risk Areas in Diagnostic Radiology

This presentation at the AHIMA Annual Convention and Exhibit discussed topics that include Medicare requirements on test orders, how the rules differ from setting to setting, best practices to support medical necessity, and how to ensure documentation requirements are met to be able to identify high-risk areas.

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How to Advance During Volatile Times

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How to Advance During Volatile Times

VUCA workshop offers HIM training on upper-level leadership promotions, change management strategies.

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House of Delegates Discuss Vision for HIM’s Future

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House of Delegates Discuss Vision for HIM’s Future

What will the HIM profession look like in the future? And how will the association and the AHIMA House of Delegates evolve along with it? Members of the House of Delegates listened, talked, and thought about all of these questions during its annual meeting on Sunday.

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Institute Discusses IG’s Role in Cybersecurity Preparedness

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Institute Discusses IG’s Role in Cybersecurity Preparedness

The new AHIMA Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Information Governance Institute kicked off convention this year on Saturday and Sunday, an expanded and updated version of the AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute that had been a part of convention since 2006.

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