Data stewards provide many benefits to an organization, from improved data quality to cost efficiencies. Data stewards are essential to ensure standard data sets and definitions are implemented and used for data integrity and quality.
When a professional practice roundtable at AHIMA’s 2017 Convention discussed the latest strategies for addressing patient matching with a full house, three key themes emerged during the session.
As a first-time attendee at AHIMA’s Privacy and Security Institute, I found that the sessions offered covered a wide range of HIPAA privacy, security, and breach issues, offering new insights and takeaways for me to implement with my own organization.
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.
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.