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After officials at Rush University Medical Center noted a sharp drop in its quality ratings by CMS, an internal analysis revealed that the agency has been using faulty math to calculate the agency’s star ratings since 2016.
Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
The volume of healthcare data being collected today is as vast as the hurdles present in putting it to use, according to an editorial analyzing the pros and cons of integrating provider-collected health data and patient-generated data.
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This week, a contingent of HIM professionals are bringing their years of experience and knowledge to Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 AHIMA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.
Miss something from AHIMA’s 2017 Convention and Exhibit? No worries, the Journal has you covered. Read on to find out more about the week’s most notable moments.
The AHIMA Standards Team collaborates with the international community on developing and implementing standards that will help you to share your patient summary with a foreign healthcare provider, as well as electronically send the summary of this encounter to the US-based primary care provider.
“Who tells your story?” It’s a question pondered throughout the Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” and it’s a good question; one that providers need to be focused on as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moves towards value-based reimbursement.
The 2018 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2018 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote various consulting and outsourcing resources.
Best practices for reporting new patient relationship category codes
This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.
Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]
Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?
A coding consultant shares best practices from a recent coding centralization project completed at Kaiser Permanente.
Parsing the Language of Continuous HIM Education: CCHIIM, Credentials, Certificates, and Certifications
CCHIIM plays a key role in ensuring that today’s HIM professionals have the needed skills and competencies to navigate the healthcare landscape currently shifting under their feet. If an HIM professional wants to maximize their skills and knowledge—which AHIMA’s HIM Reimagined initiative strongly urges—AHIMA offers multiple ways to do that through certificates and certification programs.
This article examines how HIM professionals should work with risk management when releasing records tied to lawsuits, and some new best practices to consider.