Discharge Checklist Shows Results for Cleveland Clinic

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.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Seeks Injunction Against $4.3 Million HIPAA Fine
Apr23

MD Anderson Cancer Center Seeks Injunction Against $4.3 Million HIPAA Fine

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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Nursing Facility Patient Acute Illness
Apr22

Nursing Facility Patient Acute Illness

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress
Apr19

2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress

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.

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Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation
Apr18

Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation

When might a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action want a defendant healthcare provider to produce an electronic audit trail, and what proofs might be offered in favor of and against production? A recent case, Vargas v. Lee, suggests some answers.

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