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Physician Transition: Taking Steps Toward ICD-10

HIM professionals have worked for years to build positive relationships with physicians and improve their documentation, all in pursuit of more accurate clinical coding. However, many programs to improve physician documentation have fallen short while coder-generated queries asking for greater specification flourish. With ICD-10-CM/PCS slated to go live in 2014, the time is now to finalize your plans for physician education and training, according to a presentation given Tuesday by Cindy Seel, MSA, RHIA, director of education and training at HRS.

Apr 24, 2013 12:01 pm    |    posted by Melanie Endicott   |    AHIMAICD-10ICD-10/CAC Summit
A Decade of HIPAA

HIPAA has ushered in a new era in healthcare that has transformed the way US healthcare professionals manage information and use it to deliver care. While we often say we still have a long way to go before achieving compliance with HIPAA, several significant changes are already underway today.

Apr 12, 2013 12:56 pm    |    posted by Mac McMillan   |    HIPAA
Audio Extra: HIPAA Before and After

AHIMA’s President reflects on the development of HIPAA’S privacy regulations and the possible effects of the HITECH amendments.

Apr 01, 2013 09:07 am    |    posted by Paula Mauro   |    AHIMAHIPAA
Standards: Required for Health Information Management

Taking a closer look at how standards development and implementation advance interoperability and efficiency in health records.

Apr 01, 2013 12:00 am    |    posted by AHIMA Staff    |    Data content standards
Breach Notification Triggers Receive Update

The new HITECH-HIPAA privacy rule modifications change just when a breach notification must be sent out. If any of 19 health identifiers mentioned in the final rule are included in a privacy or security breach, then a breach notification must be reported.

Apr 01, 2013 12:00 am    |    posted by Rita Bowen   |    HIPAAPrivacy and security
Quenching Healthcare’s Thirst for Liquid Data

Information is the future of healthcare, and the industry is developing an almost unquenchable thirst for it. The good news is that healthcare organizations are amassing data at an unprecedented pace. In order to make the next leap in the healthcare transformation journey, we require liquid data that can flow to where it is needed in a form that can be easily accessed, is semantically interoperable, and can be acted upon immediately.

Mar 15, 2013 05:06 pm    |    posted by Marc Perlman   |    ARRAData qualityHIPAA
Ten More Questions for CAC Vendors

This update to a previous web article gives HIM professionals more questions they should ask prospective computer-assisted coding vendors.

Mar 01, 2013 12:01 am    |    posted by Bonnie Cassidy   |    Data qualityElectronic recordsICD-10
ACO Summit Highlights

Main takeaways from the recent ACO Summit, held to examine the healthcare industry’s progress in transitioning to accountable care organizations.

Mar 01, 2013 12:01 am    |    posted by Lydia Washington   |    ARRAQuality care & safety
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