AHIMA Releases Physician Coding Toolkit

Multiple federal healthcare initiatives are competing for the attention of healthcare providers. And while the pain of complying with all of the new demands is spread across any given healthcare setting, physicians face the steepest learning curve when it comes to health information technology implementations.

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Making the Case for ICD-10 to Physicians
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Making the Case for ICD-10 to Physicians

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

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New Help for Medical Homes

Physicians seeking to transform their primary-care practices are seeing increasing support for the patient-centered medical home model. Growing recognition from payers and new help with the transition are advancing the model as a viable future for primary care. In December consulting company TransforMED began offering products and services publicly for the first time, following a two-year national demonstration project aimed at...

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EHR Incentives and Product Certification

In the August magazine, Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, describes how product certification reduces risk and effort in selecting electronic health record systems. Certification also plays a role in promoting financial incentives for physician practices that adopt EHRs. Organizations offering incentives necessarily put eligibility requirements around EHR systems to ensure that participating systems can deliver baseline benefits in quality...

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Physicians and EHRs: A Bibliography

In the August issue we published a selected bibliography of research and writing on EHRs in physician practices. This is the extended version, as promised in the print issue. “Physicians View Use of EMRs as Part of New Business Model.” Capitation Management Report 12, no. 4 (Apr. 2005): 46–8, 37. Adler, Kenneth G. “How to Select an Electronic Health Record System.” Family Practice Management 12, no. 2 (Feb. 2005): 55–62. Adler,...

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