#MyHealthID Campaign Was Just the Start of a Long Conversation

AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.

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Senator Demands Action on Nursing Home Social Media Abuses

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) is angry that in light of egregious privacy violations of nursing home residents on social media, federal health privacy officials have not responded with penalties or guidance.

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Congressional Committee Hoping to Address Lingering EHR Issues

Following a series of six hearings, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is working to develop legislation it hopes will help address lingering issues with EHRs.

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Get to Know AHIMA’s Advocacy and Public Policy Team
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Get to Know AHIMA’s Advocacy and Public Policy Team

AHIMA’S Advocacy and Public Policy Team may only have five members, but its voice is loud and clear at the national level, providing input on key issues related to ICD-10, HIPAA, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical documentation improvement, information governance, and more.

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Trade Groups, Congress Continue to Push for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period

Healthcare trade groups and certain members of Congress are continuing to advocate for policies that would add a two-year grace period following the go-live date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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