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.
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.
AHIMA’s President reflects on the development of HIPAA’S privacy regulations and the possible effects of the HITECH amendments.
Taking a closer look at how standards development and implementation advance interoperability and efficiency in health records.
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.
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.
This update to a previous web article gives HIM professionals more questions they should ask prospective computer-assisted coding vendors.
Main takeaways from the recent ACO Summit, held to examine the healthcare industry’s progress in transitioning to accountable care organizations.