ICD-10 Part of Achieving Healthcare’s ‘Triple Aim’

If healthcare is going to truly be reformed and improved, three areas must receive focus—improving the experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing per capita costs of healthcare.

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ICD-10/CAC Summit Coverage

Review major news and insights coming out of AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, held April 22-24 in Baltimore, MD.

For easy access to all web stories related to the summit, simply click on the “ICD-10/CAC Summit” category tag.

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Session Preview: Steps to Implementing an ICD-10 Education Plan

ICD-10 implementation is the biggest data change the US healthcare industry has ever experienced, and its reach is pervasive throughout the hospital. That’s the foundation of a presentation that Christian Omba, ICD-10 program manager for Rex/UNC Health Care in Raleigh, NC, and Tom Ormondroyd, MBA, vice president and general manager of Precyse, will deliver at AHIMA’s ICD-10/Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, coming up April 22-24 in Baltimore, MD.

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2013 Summit Preview: Achieving a Successful ICD-10 Collaboration

Attendees at AHIMA’s 2013 ICD-10/CAC Summit, April 22-24, in Baltimore, MD, will learn about one state’s approach to creating a collaborative environment to adopt ICD-10. The presentation “Achieving a Successful ICD-10 Collaboration—The Massachusetts Approach” will cover how to identify key elements of a successful collaboration and engagement of key stakeholder support.

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It’s The Queen Calling: Phoning in HIPAA

In December 2012 two radio personalities called a UK hospital that was treating Kate Middleton as part of an on-air prank, and obtained private medical information as a result. Those who are not authorized, from family members and nosy neighbors to an insurance company, an employer, a workers’ compensation investigator, or another medical provider frequently request patient information. Healthcare organizations must be prepared for such information requests and take the necessary steps to effectively train employees in the proper procedures.

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