Tips for Successful Training

Without a doubt, the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS will impact patient care and revenue. Whether that impact is positive or negative, however, comes down to the quality of the training that organizations provide their clinical and coding staff, according to presenters at AHIMA’s 2011 ICD-10 Summit, held April 11-12 in Baltimore, MD. Omar Rosario, PMP, and Patricia Hildebrand, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CCS-P, FACHE-designate, discussed ICD-10...

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Farzad Mostashari Named New Head of ONC

Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius has named Farzad Mostashari the new national coordinator for health information technology, effective April 8, 2011.

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The Problem List beyond Meaningful Use

Adopting a common dictionary for problem lists is a good step in boosting their usefulness in electronic records, but getting to the next level requires agreeing on standardized content and use.

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2011 Transcription Buyers Guide

Published in the April Journal, the 2011 Transcription Guide is a special advertising section that promotes transcription companies in the health information management field.

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Ethical Dilemmas

Ethics can look easy on paper, but the working world offers some complex situations. In the April print issue writer Mark Crawford explores three scenarios that illustrate the kinds of difficult situations that HIM professionals can find themselves facing. “Some behaviors are clearly unethical—fraud is an extreme example,” Crawford writes, “but many are less clear and occur in complex situations. The most complicated...

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