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

2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress

A diverse group of nearly 200 AHIMA members convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC last month for AHIMA’s 2019 Advocacy Summit to demonstrate and further their commitment to being advocacy champions for HIM.

Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation

When might a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action want a defendant healthcare provider to produce an electronic audit trail, and what proofs might be offered in favor of and against production? A recent case, Vargas v. Lee, suggests some answers.

Journal of AHIMA Honored with Editorial, Design Awards

The Journal of AHIMA magazine has received multiple awards for editorial and design excellence from two leading business and healthcare publications associations.

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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 Records containing errors such as wrong phone number, missing information, outdated details, and duplicate records are just a few of the accuracy problems plaguing most systems.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.

Case Study: The Patient Matching Challenge

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.

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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.

April 2019

Hacked! What to Do Following a Cyberattack

2019 Coding and CDI Guide

The 2019 Coding and CDI Guide was published in the April 2019 Journal of AHIMA.

March 2019

Internal revenue cycle audits gain importance

Nursing Facility Patient Acute Illness

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

Diabetic Midfoot Ulcer

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

Malignant Neoplasm Coding of the Lymphoid System

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

2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress

A diverse group of nearly 200 AHIMA members convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC last month for AHIMA’s 2019 Advocacy Summit to demonstrate and further their commitment to being advocacy champions for HIM.

Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation

When might a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action want a defendant healthcare provider to produce an electronic audit trail, and what proofs might be offered in favor of and against production? A recent case, Vargas v. Lee, suggests some answers.

The Gastrointestinal Bleed Conundrum: To Code “with bleed” or Not?

How to code gastrointestinal conditions with or without bleeding has been a topic of discussion among coding professionals and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals since the publication of the third quarter 2017 issue of the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic. Coding Clinic advised coders to apply the “With” guideline associating bleeding to the gastrointestinal condition even when the medical record lacks a causal relationship documented by the physician.