AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
Jun20

AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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Federal IT Systems Have IG Risks, Outdated Technologies, GAO Says

The healthcare industry isn’t alone in endeavoring to tackle legacy IT systems in the name of information governance (IG). It should come as no surprise that the federal government faces similar challenges maintaining its systems, though the scope of its struggle appears daunting. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that various federal agencies are running software platforms and computer systems on...

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Survey: Coding Productivity Dipped After ICD-10 Implementation
Jun13

Survey: Coding Productivity Dipped After ICD-10 Implementation

The implementation of ICD-10 did result in a perceived loss of coding productivity, with a minimal dip in coding accuracy, according to a recent coding productivity and accuracy survey conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.

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Long-Term Information Management is a Serious, Global Problem

Barclay Blair, founder and executive director of the Information Governance Institute, said during a recent webinar he hopes his organization’s new study will sound the alarm that far too many organizations, across a wide swath of industries, are currently storing “at risk” information over the long term.

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Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim
May31

Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim

When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.

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