ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens
Mar26

ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens

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.

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OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit
Mar26

OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit

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.

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Slideshow: Convention Photo Roundup
Oct01

Slideshow: Convention Photo Roundup

Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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How to Address IRF Coding Challenges
Sep26

How to Address IRF Coding Challenges

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.

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Reptiles that Bite and Plants that Slice: Coding the Everglades
Sep26

Reptiles that Bite and Plants that Slice: Coding the Everglades

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.

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HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue
Sep26

HCCs and Risk Adjustment: Never a Coding Issue, Always a Documentation Issue

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.

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