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The healthcare industry is a lucrative target for cyber criminals. Keeping health information private, protected and secured is a critical aspect of IG—especially as cyber threats continue to be on the rise.

Better Understanding COPD

Chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema are two conditions that comprise COPD. Both are commonly caused by smoking, and many patients have features of both conditions and the two often occur together.

Report Calls for More Modern Health IT Approach from ONC

A work group of more than 40 health IT experts representing clinicians, patients, hospitals, and technology companies brought together by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now released a report that calls for revamping industry policy—including an overhaul of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) health IT certification program to focus on consumer protections.

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Top Takeaways from the 2017 AHIMA Convention

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.

AHIMA Leading the Way on National and International Standardization

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.

Management and Appeal Strategies for DRG Change Recommendations

Suzanne Drake, who has been writing appeal letters since 1995, reviewed some very important steps for a successful appeals management process at Sunday’s 2017 AHIMA Clinical Coding Meeting.

March 2018

Mounting reviews test HIM policies and patience

February 2018

New AHIMA study measures IG adoption rates

2018 Education and Professional Development Guide

The 2018 Education and Professional Development Guide was published in the February 2018 Journal of AHIMA.

Coding for a Urological Procedure

This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.

CPT Guidelines on Procedure Coding

Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]

Using Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?

The Doctor Will Call You Now

Telehealth technology is evolving, transforming how we deliver and receive care in a multitude of facilities along the way—from schools to rural providers to prisons. What does the future of telehealth hold, and what does that mean for HIM?

Things to Know When Implementing an IG Program

Information governance (IG) is an initiative that takes careful planning and the resources necessary to see successful outcomes. But what are some of the items to look for as you begin an IG program implementation?

Three Things to Watch in HIM for 2018

To say that 2017 was a busy one for organizations and outlets covering healthcare would be an understatement. And so far, there’s no indication to suggest that 2018 will be any different.