The burdens caused by EHRs and the difficulties created by information blocking are two issues the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to help with, according to Andrew Gettinger, MD, ONC chief clinical officer, who spoke at AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit on Monday.
Timothy Noonan, acting deputy director, health information privacy at OCR, spoke about Risk management, risk analysis, and enabling individual access to information on Monday during AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.
Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.
A Tuesday roundtable presentation, “Challenges for HIM at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,” addressed issues such as limited educational opportunities for HIM professionals specific to the IRF setting, how official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines do not always fit IRF coding, and the excessive number of requests for audits compared to the size of the IRF unit.
The Everglades, under an hour’s drive directly west from the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an unparalleled subtropical wilderness brimming with beautiful wetland landscapes and rare plant and animal species. But those who don’t heed the National Park Service’s warnings could end up the unfortunate recipient of these ICD-10 codes.
At Tuesday’s convention session titled “Tracking Risk Adjustment Across the Continuum of Care: A Patient Tracer,” presenter Laura Legg, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, discussed how the documentation must tell the complete story of the patient encounter to trace the patient’s chronic conditions throughout the healthcare continuum.