Journal of AHIMA – July 2009

The July feature article takes a look at how HIM professionals have integrated POA reporting into their workflow processes and reporting requirements over the past two years. Other features report on the use of ICD-10 for mortality coding, how to make the most of external coding audits, and the benefits of standards development organizations that collaborate together.

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


July 2009

In Addition
  • Classifications without Borders, by Sue Bowman, RHIA, CCS, and Rita Scichilone, MHSA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, F-CHC
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • Documenting Data Loss, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Amendments to FERPA Regulations, by Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP
  • Preparing for ICD-10-CM, by Eric Rose, MD, FAAFP
  • Parental Proxy Access via Web Portals, by Sheila Green-Shook, MHA, RHIA, CHP
Coding Notes
  • New Guidance for Home Health Coding, by Ida Blevins, RHIA
  • The Casting Conundrum, by Tanai S. Nelson, CCS, CCS-P, and Christina Benjamin, MA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
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