Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography
Mar13

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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Answering the Call: Expanding the Role of HIM in Advocacy
Mar05

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
Mar04

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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March 2019
Mar01

March 2019

Internal revenue cycle audits gain importance

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Three Strategies for Managing HIM Demands During Payer Audits and Reviews
Mar01

Three Strategies for Managing HIM Demands During Payer Audits and Reviews

The rising volume of requests from payers heightens the burden on HIM to handle the associated release of information demands. Following three strategies can help HIM departments better control the surge in payer requests.

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