Accounting of Disclosure Rule on the Way

A proposed rule enacting changes to the HIPAA accounting of disclosure provision appears to be on the way. Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget received a copy for regulatory review. The regulation, which comes from the Office for Civil Rights, will modify the HIPAA privacy rule to implement expanded accounting of disclosure provisions required under the HITECH Act. The Office of Management and Budget anticipates publication...

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AHIMA Launches Best Practices Compendium

AHIMA announced the launch of the AHIMA Compendium, a collection of best practices taken from its practice briefs and other resources. The compendium distills best practices from these authoritative sources, offering HIM professionals just-in-time guidance as they research and address on-the-job challenges. The Compendium begins with sources published in June 2010 and grows each month as new sources are published; subscribing to the...

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Learning and Using ICD-10-PCS

ICD-10-PCS is certainly different: a new code structure, more codes, and a greater use of anatomy and physiology. Understanding these differences is the first step in learning the new code set.

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Patient-Centered Care: Looking ahead to Stage 2

The meaningful use program makes a good start at getting patients more information about their health, but advocates are already looking for a higher bar in stage 2. A first draft of those criteria are out, reviewed in this follow-on article to the February cover story.

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2011 Consulting/Outsourcing Guide

The 2011 Consulting/Outsourcing Guide was published in the February 2011 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published annually by AHIMA to promote health information management consulting and outsourcing services. The Journal of AHIMA publishes four Buyers Guides a year: Consulting/Outsourcing (February), Transcription (April), Coding (July), and Software and Health IT (September). Click on the image to view the...

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