Data Stewards Play an Important Role in the Future of Healthcare
Nov17

Data Stewards Play an Important Role in the Future of Healthcare

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.

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Winning the Match Game: Strategies for Patient Identity Matching
Nov16

Winning the Match Game: Strategies for Patient Identity Matching

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.

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Five Highlights from the AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute
Nov13

Five Highlights from the AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute

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.

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To Code or Not To Code
Nov08

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
Nov08

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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