HIM and Patient Advocacy
Jun29

HIM and Patient Advocacy

Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.

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Navigating the Complexities of Pressure Injuries (Ulcers)
Jun28

Navigating the Complexities of Pressure Injuries (Ulcers)

A guideline update has brought some confusion as coding and CDI professionals navigate when to assign a present on admission status to pressure injuries.

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Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10
Jun15

Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10

The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.

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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jun14

HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.

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Health IT Will Proliferate Despite Changes to Healthcare Reform Legislation

Speculation and uncertainty about the future of healthcare continues to grow among stakeholders, but some healthcare trends relevant to HIM stand to continue growth regardless of potential legislative upheaval.

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