2012 Consulting and Outsourcing Services Guide

The 2012 Consulting and Outsourcing Services Guide was published in the February 2012 print issue of the Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published annually by AHIMA to promote health information management consulting and outsourcing services.

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Merger/Acquisition Resources Available

The online version of the February practice brief “Identifying Issues in Facility and Provider Mergers and Acquisions” includes two checklists to help HIM departments manage the various activities required during a merger or acquisition.

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AMA Delegates Vote to Stop ICD-10 Implementation

On Tuesday the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted to “work vigorously” to stop the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. “The implementation of ICD-10 will create significant burdens on the practice of medicine with no direct benefit to individual patients’ care,” said Peter W. Carmel, MD, AMA president, in a press release. “At a time when we are working to get the best value possible for our health care dollar, this...

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Sample Severity Determination Document Available

The online version of the October practice brief “Sanction Guidelines for Privacy and Security Violations”includes a sample severity determination document. The form and table can be used electronically or in paper copy for spreadsheet or database creation.

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Sample Policy and Procedure Template for Problem Lists

The online version of the September practice brief “Problem List Guidance in the EHR” includes a sample policy and procedure for problem lists. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing and using problem lists, but rather multiple approaches to be considered.

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