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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.”

Blueprint for Excellence: How AHIMA Builds Its ‘Gold Standard’ Credentials

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Blueprint for Excellence: How AHIMA Builds Its ‘Gold Standard’ Credentials

HIM Credentials are only successful if they rest on a firm foundation of sound exam development and research.

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HHS Lowers Maximum Fines Set for HIPAA Violations

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The US Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it is capping the civil monetary penalties that can be assessed to covered entities, business associates, and health plans for HIPAA violations.

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New Medicare Part D Policies Aim to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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In continuing efforts to address the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has introduced new Medicare Part D patient policies designed to curtail abuse while still preserving access for patients in need of pain management.

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Health IT in Hospice Settings Improves Quality of Palliative Care

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Hospice providers have taken note as health information technology becomes increasingly more important in the industry, and are starting to adopt more high-tech solutions for improving reimbursement and as a means of improving patient care

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Biopsy of Mass of Left Breast

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Biopsy of Mass of Left Breast

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

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Discharge Checklist Shows Results for Cleveland Clinic

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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