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“Feature stories and departments that appear in the print issue of the Journal are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Full access to the archives is a member benefit and requires a member name and password. Practice briefs and select features are available publicly. Please see below for an archive of Journal of AHIMA website posts.”

Slideshow: Areas of Focus in AHIMA’s Transformation

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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

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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?

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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

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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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Hospital Employees Fired for Improperly Viewing Smollett Medical Records

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A nurse told a local news outlet that she was one of several healthcare workers fired for allegedly improperly viewing the medical records of a high-profile patient, but she says that she did not intentionally seek out the record and simply scrolled by his name while searching for another record.

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Slideshow: What We Mean by ‘AHIMA’s Transformation’

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Slideshow: What We Mean by ‘AHIMA’s Transformation’

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. To help members understand what this transformation will look like, the Journal of AHIMA introduces the first in a series of slideshows to provide an overview of what members can expect to see in coming months, as the organization adapts to a rapidly changing industry.

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Answering the Call: Expanding the Role of HIM in Advocacy

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Answering the Call: Expanding the Role of HIM in Advocacy

With the introduction of numerous regulations and a spotlight glowing every more brightly on healthcare, the HIM profession is being called upon with increasing frequency to advocate for their expanding role in health record management. Given the critical role that HIM professionals play in healthcare, and to help you prepare for your role as an HIM advocate, AHIMA is expanding its focus on advocating for public policy that strengthens the HIM profession and its importance to the healthcare industry.

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AHIMA Seeking Comments on ONC/CMS Interoperability and Info Blocking Proposed Rules

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AHIMA Seeking Comments on ONC/CMS Interoperability and Info Blocking Proposed Rules

This article provides an overview of each rule, highlighting the key points in each. AHIMA’s Advocacy Team is working with partners in Washington, DC to draft AHIMA’s reaction to both rules. But AHIMA needs to hear from you to ensure the association is speaking on your behalf.

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AHIMA Joins with Artifact Health to Help Standardize CDI Query Workflow

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AHIMA Joins with Artifact Health to Help Standardize CDI Query Workflow

AHIMA has announced a new alliance with Artifact Health to provide and maintain a comprehensive library of compliant physician query templates that will be utilized within Artifact’s mobile clinical documentation improvement query platform.

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March 2019

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March 2019

Internal revenue cycle audits gain importance

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