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Procedure and Separately Identifiable E/M Service

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

The Uncertainty of Website “Accessibility”

Predictability is good for business entities—including healthcare providers and their business associates—especially when the consequence of unpredictability can be litigation. However, predictability is somewhat uncertain today in the area of electronic information, specifically, about whether a healthcare provider can be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for having a website deemed to be inaccessible for a person with a disability.

Coding for Cancelled Colonoscopy

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

What’s in Store: Retail Giants Expand Offerings with New Health Clinics

Retail healthcare is having another “moment” with the recent announcements that both Amazon and Walmart are rolling out primary care clinics with consumer convenience in mind. Amazon’s entry to the market, Amazon Care, is a “virtual” clinic that combines elements of telemedicine with in-person visits to the patient’s home while Walmart has opened a health “super center” in Dallas, GA.

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Charge Capture: Is it the Weak Link in Your Revenue Cycle?

The lack of a robust charge-capture program can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Many organizations neglect to focus on this aspect of the coding and billing process because claims are being submitted and paid. But overlooking missed, incorrect, and inconsistent charges is akin to leaving money on the table.

Release of Information: Can You Afford to Ignore Industry Changes?

MRO commissioned and published a nationwide survey of senior HIM professionals about release of information challenges, priorities, and strategies. The study, conducted by Porter Research, gathered executive insights representing 33 hospitals, 1253 clinics and 620,719 annual ROI requests. The summary report offers information to help organizations assess PHI disclosure management strategies and evaluate ROI vendors.

Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity

HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation in healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data. It’s a game of ‘cat and mouse,’ and regrettably, the mice (i.e., hackers) appear to have a competitive edge.

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AHIMA19 Concludes with a Focus on Building Toward the Future

“Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is even scarier,” said incoming President/Chair-Elect Ginna Evans in her first address to AHIMA members on the final day of AHIMA19. Two of the keys to not being left behind and pushing the work of health information professionals, she said, are the ability to think creatively and inventively.

HIM Professionals Tour Cook County Jail’s On-Site Health Clinic

As the director of correctional health information for Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Jail, Linda Kampe’s responsibilities are not radically different from those of a typical HIM director, even though the care setting in which she’s carrying them out might make others in the industry nervous. On Monday, a group of nine AHIMA19 attendees had the rare opportunity to tour Kampe’s workplace.

Grace Award Recipient Emphasizes Data Analytics in Improving Patient Care

Health information management professionals at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), Eastern Wisconsin Division, analyzed patient population data to inform practices in their four healthcare facilities, which resulted in improved patient care. They were honored as AHIMA’s 2019 Grace Award recipient during Tuesday’s Appreciation Celebration at Navy Pier. The HSHS eastern division includes four hospitals: St. Vincent Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.

November-December 2019

Evaluating whether EHRs are meeting the needs of value-based care

October 2019

Close Doesn’t Count: Patient Matching Challenges in HIEs

Unveiling the Illusion of Digital Health Data Security [Sponsored]

HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation to healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data.

Coding for Cancelled Colonoscopy

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Injection of Rabies Immune Globulin

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Infusion of Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Agonist Therapy

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

The Uncertainty of Website “Accessibility”

Predictability is good for business entities—including healthcare providers and their business associates—especially when the consequence of unpredictability can be litigation. However, predictability is somewhat uncertain today in the area of electronic information, specifically, about whether a healthcare provider can be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for having a website deemed to be inaccessible for a person with a disability.

Halloween Movies and Codes that Go Bump in the Night

To cap off this year’s spooky movie season, AHIMA staff compiled a list of their favorite Halloween thrills and ICD-10 codes to match.

Round Two: Finding a Second Career in HIM

After more than 15 years in the print journalism industry, Todd Norden, RHIA, found himself wondering what came next on his career path. But a seemingly inconsequential moment later became the catalyst for his journey to becoming an HIM professional.