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Acute Peptic Ulcer of Stomach with Perforation

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

House Removes National Patient Identifier Ban from Appropriations Bill

On June 19, the US House of Representatives passed HR 2740, the FY2020 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with an amendment striking language in the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill that prohibits HHS from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier, which has stifled innovation and industry progress for nearly two decades.

AHIMA Submits Comments on TEFCA Draft 2

On June 17, 2019, AHIMA submitted comments and provided recommendations on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). Required under the 21st Century Cures Act, the TEFCA outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a voluntary Common Agreement that would enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs). The TEFCA seeks to scale EHI exchange nationwide and ensure that HINs, providers, plans, individuals, and other stakeholders have secure access to their EHI when and where it is needed.

Extrinsic Asthma with Acute Exacerbation and Status Asthmaticus

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

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Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation

Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.

Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships

The costs of inaccurate provider data are significant to HIM departments but difficult to quantify, and often hospitals are unaware of their data’s poor quality. Records containing errors such as wrong phone number, missing information, outdated details, and duplicate records are just a few of the accuracy problems plaguing most systems.

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Healthcare Operations

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.

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ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens

The burdens caused by EHRs and the difficulties created by information blocking are two issues the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to help with, according to Andrew Gettinger, MD, ONC chief clinical officer, who spoke at AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit on Monday.

OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit

Timothy Noonan, acting deputy director, health information privacy at OCR, spoke about Risk management, risk analysis, and enabling individual access to information on Monday during AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Slideshow: Convention Photo Roundup

Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.

2019 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

The 2019 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2019 Journal of AHIMA.

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How the new HIM curricula will change education, future employees

Acute Peptic Ulcer of Stomach with Perforation

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

Extrinsic Asthma with Acute Exacerbation and Status Asthmaticus

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

Bilateral Chronic Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma, Mild Stage

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

House Removes National Patient Identifier Ban from Appropriations Bill

On June 19, the US House of Representatives passed HR 2740, the FY2020 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with an amendment striking language in the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill that prohibits HHS from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier, which has stifled innovation and industry progress for nearly two decades.

AHIMA Submits Comments on TEFCA Draft 2

On June 17, 2019, AHIMA submitted comments and provided recommendations on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). Required under the 21st Century Cures Act, the TEFCA outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a voluntary Common Agreement that would enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs). The TEFCA seeks to scale EHI exchange nationwide and ensure that HINs, providers, plans, individuals, and other stakeholders have secure access to their EHI when and where it is needed.

Why CDI Credentials Matter to HIM Employers

In the world of CDI, there are credentials beyond the typical RN and RHIA that employers look for: the CCS and CDIP, the latter of which requires candidates to have experience in CDI before sitting for the exam and requires continuing education credits to maintain.