Possession, Custody, or Control: When can a party be required to produce ESI held by someone else?
Mar20

Possession, Custody, or Control: When can a party be required to produce ESI held by someone else?

On a daily basis, we read about new apps or devices that may create, store, and transmit electronically stored information (ESI) relevant to the health of an individual. Healthcare providers may be required to reach out to those entities and produce ESI in response to a legal adversary’s discovery requests.

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Slideshow: Areas of Focus in AHIMA’s Transformation
Mar20

Slideshow: Areas of Focus in AHIMA’s Transformation

This week we’re talking about concrete changes that have been going on and areas of focus during the transformation. For 2019, AHIMA’s board of directors formulated a strategic plan—mapping out the general direction for the transformation and identifying overall metrics of success.

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VA Announces New EHR Pilot for March 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to launch a test pilot for the initial operating capabilities of its new EHR system by March 2020.

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Slideshow: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?
Mar13

Slideshow: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. This week, we’re tackling where we are now in the transformation and the activities we’re working on to guide the process.

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Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography
Mar13

Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography

After years of screening mammograms, always with results that came back clear, Nancy M. Cappello, PhD, was shocked to receive a diagnosis of advanced stage 3 breast cancer. The reason the mammography hadn’t found anything sooner, she learned, was because she had dense breast tissue—a term she had never heard until her cancer diagnosis. This post discusses some basics for mammography coding as it may have related to Nancy Cappello’s experience.

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