HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue
Sep26

HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue

At Tuesday’s convention session titled “Tracking Risk Adjustment Across the Continuum of Care: A Patient Tracer,” presenter Laura Legg, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, discussed how the documentation must tell the complete story of the patient encounter to trace the patient’s chronic conditions throughout the healthcare continuum.

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HIM, Policy, and Politics—Speakers Take Stock of the Current State
Sep26

HIM, Policy, and Politics—Speakers Take Stock of the Current State

Disruptive times call for clarity of purpose, determination, and sometimes the willingness to start all over, according to the speakers at Tuesday’s General Session.

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Organizations Share Best Practices for Implementing IG Initiatives
Sep25

Organizations Share Best Practices for Implementing IG Initiatives

No matter where an organization is with its current state of IG, it is never too late to get on the “IG train.”

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Analytics and Informatics Turn Data into Information Assets
Sep25

Analytics and Informatics Turn Data into Information Assets

A roundtable presentation on health information management data analytics and informatics at the Veterans Health Administration was a highlight of the educational sessions on Monday.

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Incoming President Excited to Lead AHIMA Through Year of Change
Sep25

Incoming President Excited to Lead AHIMA Through Year of Change

Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, set to become the next president and board chair of AHIMA in January, could not be more excited for the challenge. She recently spoke with Journal of AHIMA about the decision to run, and what she sees ahead for AHIMA and HIM.

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