Clinical documentation improvement holds much promise for healthcare providers beyond the United States, including exciting opportunities for Al Ain Hospital, AWC’s newest organizational member, and other providers in the UAE related to International Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups.
After the new checklist was implemented, the completion rate for medication reconciliation increased from 88 percent to 98.7 percent, and the completion rate for discharge summaries saw a dramatic increase from 58 percent to 80 percent.
MD Anderson is basing its appeal on several claims, including arguing that the $4.3 million penalty is excessive and is in violation of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, exceeding HIPAA’s statutory caps. Some HIPAA security experts are skeptical of the cancer center’s legal arguments and predict they won’t succeed.
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A diverse group of nearly 200 AHIMA members convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC last month for AHIMA’s 2019 Advocacy Summit to demonstrate and further their commitment to being advocacy champions for HIM.