The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled on a class action suit alleging the plaintiff’s biometric information collection practices violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act. What might this mean for healthcare providers or other entities that collect biometric information?
Individuals participating in employer-sponsored wellness programs frequently are giving their employers access to their health data, via fitness trackers, under the assumption that they are doing so with HIPAA protections in place. But privacy experts worry that wellness data will be used against employees.
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the “Cyber Security Exchange Act” on Monday, aimed at bringing more cybersecurity experts to the federal workforce.
What if there were streamlined claims submissions, remittance, and payments for the provider with real-time determinations and claims adjudication for the payers?
While the practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are still being discovered, one area of AI — natural language processing (NLP) — is already helping advance the revenue cycle. Discover how the right NLP can support accuracy, efficiency and revenue integrity by powering comprehensive clinical documentation improvement and coding earlier in the process.
With numerous health systems experiencing mergers and acquisitions, interoperability and health information management have presented a significant barrier toward optimal care delivery and improved patient outcomes. The integrity of patient data can be threatened when patient records converged from different electronic health record (EHR) systems can’t be correctly matched and linked.
There are substantial—and growing—costs to inaccurate patient matching. Learn how a groundbreaking solution can improve match rates, thereby improving healthcare data exchange.
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Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.
A Tuesday roundtable presentation, “Challenges for HIM at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,” addressed issues such as limited educational opportunities for HIM professionals specific to the IRF setting, how official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines do not always fit IRF coding, and the excessive number of requests for audits compared to the size of the IRF unit.
The Everglades, under an hour’s drive directly west from the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an unparalleled subtropical wilderness brimming with beautiful wetland landscapes and rare plant and animal species. But those who don’t heed the National Park Service’s warnings could end up the unfortunate recipient of these ICD-10 codes.
Tackling Non-Acute Care’s Unique Privacy and Security Challenges
The 2019 Education and Professional Development Guide was published in the February 2019 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote education and professional development resources.
How to Lead Through the Chaos of Change
This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.
Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]
Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?
Managing the disclosure of protected health information has become more complex, particularly considering the growing number of disclosure points within healthcare organizations. This article focuses on the importance of privacy in PHI disclosure management, the need for an enterprise-wide approach, and the role of HIM professionals as advocates for privacy in their organizations.
Hot topics for the health information management industry in 2019 include the implementation and enforcement of MACRA’s payment models, efforts to modernize HIPAA, and likely advancements in interoperability and health information exchange. Experts weigh in on how these will shape the HIM and healthcare industries in the coming year.
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This article will provide an overview of impactful changes to the CMS Quality Payment Program for 2019 for both of the program’s tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.