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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.”

ONC Proposes Additional Information Blocking Ban Exceptions

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In Senate testimony for the Health, Labor and Pensions Committee, Donald Rucker, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, proposed additional exceptions to the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and recent proposed rules.

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Lawmakers Propose Legislation Aimed at Addressing Surprise Medical Bills

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Lawmakers Propose Legislation Aimed at Addressing Surprise Medical Bills

There is rare bipartisan momentum in support of several different pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue of “surprise medical bills”— exorbitantly high emergency and other medical department bills.

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Acute Respiratory Failure Due To Pneumococcal Sepsis

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Acute Respiratory Failure Due To Pneumococcal Sepsis

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

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Providers Turn to EHRs for Help in Tackling Measles Outbreak

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To grapple with the largest measles outbreak in 25 years, providers in the hardest-hit states are using their electronic health records to help protect patients and limit exposure to the virus.

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Apps Reduce In-Person Office Visits, and Improve Satisfaction for Low-Risk Pregnancies

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Prenatal care smartphone apps have been shown to decrease the number of in-person clinic visits while maintaining satisfaction among patients with low-risk pregnancies, according to a new study.

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Hypertension Cause-and-Effect Relationship

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Hypertension Cause-and-Effect Relationship

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

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Critics Argue That Facebook’s New Health Privacy Changes Don’t Go Far Enough

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In response to a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint, as well as public scrutiny of Facebook privacy settings, the company announced new protections for users who discuss sensitive health topics in Facebook’s Groups forum.

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Study: Patients in OpenNotes Study Sites Benefit from Access to their Records

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Patients who have online access to their electronic health records (EHRs) through a portal are continuing to benefit from reading their records—particularly patients in underserved populations, according to a new study.

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CT Scan of Abdomen and Pelvis

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CT Scan of Abdomen and Pelvis

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

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May 2019

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May 2019

How the new HIM curricula will change education, future employees

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