Journal of AHIMA – April 2009

The April issue examines how blending clinical data with administrative data can help to improve the accuracy of quality measurement right now. The other features explore the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, collecting accurate equity data to reduce healthcare disparities, and using natural language process technology for quality measures.

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


09_aprilcover_kApril 2009

Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • Leading on the Legal EHR, by Kevin Heubusch
  • Addressing California’s New Privacy Laws, by Cassi L. Birnbaum, RHIA, CPHQ
  • Advancing Quality Measures Reporting in HIEs, by Randolph C. Barrows Jr., MD, MS
  • Using Document Imaging to Strengthen Revenue Cycle, by Jill Clark, MBA, RHIA
Coding Notes
  • ICD-10 Reimbursement Mappings, by Rhonda Butler, CCS, CCS-P, and Ron Mills, PhD
  • Managing Coding Compliance, by Cathy Bodnar, MS, RN, CHC, and Dianne Willard, MBA, RHIA, CCS-P, CHC
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