Deadline Extended for 2016 AHIMA Convention Abstracts

Those looking to contribute a presentation to the 2016 AHIMA Annual Convention just got a little more time to submit their idea. AHIMA officials have extended the deadline to submit a convention presentation abstract to December 15, 2015.

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Getting Started with IG—No Time to Sit and Relax
Oct08

Getting Started with IG—No Time to Sit and Relax

Keep up with the latest on information governance as this key strategy emerges for addressing a myriad of information management challenges in healthcare. This blog will highlight the trends and opportunities IG presents for ensuring information is treated as an organizational asset.

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How Coders Can Succeed with Risk Adjustment Payments
Sep27

How Coders Can Succeed with Risk Adjustment Payments

Risk adjustment is a corrective tool used by actuaries to level the playing field regarding the reporting of patient outcomes, adjusting for the differences in risk among specific patients. This process includes adjusting expected volumes to account for the case mix of a facility or category being compared.

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Incoming Board President Enthusiastic About IG’s Possibilities
Sep27

Incoming Board President Enthusiastic About IG’s Possibilities

Incoming AHIMA Board President Melissa Martin, RHIA, CCS, CHTS-IM, likes to joke that she doesn’t feel motivated unless she has three or four projects going on at any given time. That’s good news for AHIMA, which is likely to benefit from Martin’s energy when she steps into her new role in January.

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Despite Change, the Future of Coding is Bright
Sep27

Despite Change, the Future of Coding is Bright

When change hits an industry, a change in the skill set needed to do the job correctly and efficiently comes with it. Lou Ann Wiedemann, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CHDA, CPEHR, FAHIMA, the presenter of the session “Future of Coding” at the Clinical Coding Meeting, acknowledged the talents of the more than 350 coding professionals in attendance at Saturday’s session. She reminded them that “the knowledge they have is a very special quality and each of them should be proud of their accomplishments.”

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