On Tuesday September 24, which was designated as Patient ID Day, AHIMA asked its members and other grassroots organizations to contact their members of Congress to strike the ban on discussing a patient identifier solution from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020.
AHIMA is looking for coding professionals who are at least 18 years of age and who spend at least 50 percent of their time coding in any healthcare environment to take the online survey at http://bit.ly/2kcINre. This study assesses productivity for coding in outpatient and inpatient settings and evaluates factors affecting productivity, such as interruptions of other tasks, the use of supportive technology, and work setting. The records of this study are kept private.
In order to prepare health information management (HIM) professionals for future enforcement actions, Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, delivered a webinar on “Understanding Patient Access to Health Records in Today’s Digitized World” for AHIMA members on Thursday.
For cybersecurity protection measures to be successful, policies need to be implemented from the top down. That means getting the attention of—and investment from—the C-suite and the board of directors.
HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation to healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data.
The lack of a robust charge-capture program can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Many organizations neglect to focus on this aspect of the coding and billing process because claims are being submitted and paid. But overlooking missed, incorrect, and inconsistent charges is akin to leaving money on the table.