Journal of AHIMA – October 2008

The October issue explores the HIM jobs of tomorrow and how current roles will evolve in the future. Other features report on medico-legal issues in electronic records, HIM specialty tracks and associate degrees, new Joint Commission standards and processes, and successful recruitment strategies.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of KnowledgeSelect features and practice briefs also are available publicly.

October 2008 Cover

October 2008

In Addition
  • Successful Recruiting Strategies, by Kayce Dover, MSHI, RHIA
Practice Briefs
Working Smart
  • Applying Legal Holds to Electronic Records, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Raising Awareness of Medical Identity Theft, by Laurie Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP
  • Updating Long-Term Care’s Health IT Course, by Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Quality Impact of the Master Patient Index, by Vicki Wheatley, MS, RHIA
Coding Notes
  • Coding in the Coming Decade, by Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, LHRM, RCC, CIC
  • Outpatient and Physician Reporting of Biliary Procedures, by Jackie Miller, RHIA, CPC



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