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.
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.
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.
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.
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.