As the discussions at this year’s Data Institute showcased, HIM professionals are working at the nexus of the analytics and informatics fields and are contributing great value to their organizations through their work. Even as AHIMA moves forward with sunsetting the data analytics service/product line “in its current form,” the association recognizes that HIM professionals have a role to play and contributions to make in this arena.
While patient portals offer convenience and a change to engage in their healthcare for patients, usage remains relatively low.
Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has become a commonly recognized presence on the health information management scene, so much so that we now have coders in the workforce that have likely only ever briefly trained on coding without CAC—or potentially have never worked without CAC at all.
Preparing for a disaster isn’t a matter of “if,” but rather a matter of “when.” The “big one” WILL happen and it will more than likely impact health information management and other operations.
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This article will provide an overview of impactful changes to the CMS Quality Payment Program for 2019 for both of the program’s tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.