Convention Q&A: Presenter Explains the Challenges of ICD-10 and DSM-5

The 2014 AHIMA Annual Convention and Exhibit session, “ICD-10 and DSM-5: Understanding the Health and Human Service Industry’s Need for Two Codes Sets after Implementation” on Monday, September 29 at 1 p.m. will focus on behavioral health and substance abuse coding. Presenter Lisette Wright, MA, of Behavioral Health Solutions, PA, in Minneapolis, MN, will give convention attendees guidelines on how to prepare for the many upcoming changes. Wright took some time to discuss the presentation with Journal staff.

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AHIMA Launches Blue Button Campaign

During the October 27 House of Delegates meeting at AHIMA’s Annual Convention and Exhibit, AHIMA announced its upcoming awareness campaign for the Blue Button Initiative. This graphic outlines the program and AHIMA’s strategy for the campaign.

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‘Data is Going to Come at You By Storm’

The future state of healthcare will be driven by demographics, technology, and value. Most of all it will require professionals to manage new, vast amounts of data. Three thought leaders delivered their visions for the future of healthcare data at Tuesday’s AHIMA Convention and Exhibit General Session.

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Surviving and Coding the Zombie Apocalypse

Fans of the popular AMC television show “The Walking Dead” have watched Atlanta and its surrounding area become overrun by brain-hungry, shambling zombies. The following are three tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse (ZA) and then coding its various effects in ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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The Day in Pictures: Take Three

Photo highlights from AHIMA’s 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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