AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers
Jul22

AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers

AHIMA co-hosted a congressional briefing on Monday to urge the Senate to support for the US House of Representatives’ recent repeal of a ban on the use of federal funds to adopt a nationwide unique patient identifier. Repealing this ban would allow collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the private sector to identify solutions for reducing medical errors and protecting patient privacy.

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Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns
Jul02

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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Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues
Jun25

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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AHIMA, AHCA Collaborate to Train Skilled Nursing Facilities in ICD-10, CDI

With the biggest reimbursement system change for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 20 years approaching, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) partnered up to ensure SNFs were ready.

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Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships
Apr01

Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships

The costs of inaccurate provider data are significant to HIM departments but difficult to quantify, and often hospitals are unaware of their data’s poor quality. Records containing errors such as wrong phone number, missing information, outdated details, and duplicate records are just a few of the accuracy problems plaguing most systems.

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Lack of Post-Discharge Communication Puts Patients at Risk

Home caregivers in Colorado say clinical information needed to treat the patient is frequently lacking when patients are discharged from hospitals to home healthcare, according to a recent survey.

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