ACOs: Three Reasons to Care

Accountable care organizations will have an impact on HIM departments in at least three ways, says AHIMA director of practice leadership Lydia Washington in an audio interview.

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The REC Connection

http://journal.ahima.org/wp-content/uploads/JAHIMA-viola-rec-interview.mp3 Allison Viola, AHIMA director of federal relations, discusses the importance of HIM to the success of the REC mission. The path to meaningful use runs through the HIM department.Meeting the requirements of the federal EHR incentive program requires the contributions of HIM professionals to redesign documentation workflow, implement new health IT systems, and...

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ICD-10 Takes a Seat at the Front of the Class

http://journal.ahima.org/wp-content/uploads/JAHIMA-Silvestri-interview.mp3 ICD-10 will take its seat at the front of the class this coming school semester as educators begin teaching ICD-10-CM/PCS as the primary classification system. That’s good news for students, as an ICD-10 education could be the ticket to a job for the 2011 freshman class, one educator says. Hear more in this online audio feature. Read more about the...

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Looking ahead to the Accounting of Disclosure Rule

While the industry waits for the proposed rule on expanded accountings of disclosure, Journal write Chris Dimick reviewed the expected changes with AHIMA practice resources manager Diana Warner.

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Detecting and Reporting Healthcare Fraud

HIM professionals have a role to play in detecting and reporting fraudulent claims, William Rudman tells the Journal in this audio interview.

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