Archives

“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.”

Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns

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Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns

Ethical and compliant physician queries is the heart of clinical documentation improvement, and William Haik, MD, FACCP, CDIP, director of DRG Review, is concerned about an emerging ethical issue in the profession.

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Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market

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Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market

This two-part article series will share wisdom from three credentialed HIM professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience (including as hiring managers), discussing tried-and-true tips for HIM job seekers at any level in today’s changing career landscape.

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July-August 2019

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July-August 2019

Coders or Nurses for CDI Teams: Why Hiring Both to Collaborate Works Best

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Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity

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Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity

HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation in healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data. It’s a game of ‘cat and mouse,’ and regrettably, the mice (i.e., hackers) appear to have a competitive edge.

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Seven New Opportunities For a Sustainable Revenue Cycle

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Seven New Opportunities For a Sustainable Revenue Cycle

Creating a sustainable revenue cycle occurs with the interaction of a number of important functions, people, and processes, all of which must work in tandem.

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External Hemorrhoids with Thrombosis

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External Hemorrhoids with Thrombosis

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

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Documenting System-Created Issues in the Medical Record

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Documenting System-Created Issues in the Medical Record

Technology does not always function as planned, even now in the era of electronic health records. Proper documentation is essential for data integrity and the integrity of the medical record. This documentation enables staff to identify when a system issue has occurred and to determine the impact on the medical record.

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What Does It Mean When ESI is “Lost”?

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What Does It Mean When ESI is “Lost”?

“Remedial measures,” also known as “sanctions,” can be imposed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) when electronically stored information is lost. The word “lost” has a specialized meaning in this context

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Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues

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Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues

Clinical documentation improvement is a provider’s best defense against payment denials, audits, and preserving revenue integrity—which is why the people sitting in the C-suite should know what it is and prioritize it.

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CA Ponders Mobile Apps for Mental Health

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Systemic problems from the opioid crisis to mass shootings are linked to the overarching problem of underfunded and underworked mental health services, a problem that Silicon Valley is seeking to address with mobile health apps. At the same time, legislators are introducing legislation aimed at improving privacy protections of unregulated health apps.

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