Predictability is good for business entities—including healthcare providers and their business associates—especially when the consequence of unpredictability can be litigation. However, predictability is somewhat uncertain today in the area of electronic information, specifically, about whether a healthcare provider can be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for having a website deemed to be inaccessible for a person with a disability.
To cap off this year’s spooky movie season, AHIMA staff compiled a list of their favorite Halloween thrills and ICD-10 codes to match.
After more than 15 years in the print journalism industry, Todd Norden, RHIA, found himself wondering what came next on his career path. But a seemingly inconsequential moment later became the catalyst for his journey to becoming an HIM professional.
The vast majority of civil litigation in the US takes place in state courts, and approaches to allegations of spoliation vary from one state to the next. While it is important to understand Rule 37(e) as it applies to litigation in federal court, few states have developed comparable standards to spoliation of electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation at the state level. A recent state court decision in New York gives an example of how states handle these motions.
As electronic health information exchange becomes more prevalent, payers are increasingly seeking direct access to EHR systems for automated medical record collection and aggregation.
As the saying goes, there’s no point in reinventing the wheel—which is one reason a diverse group of current and future advocacy volunteers gathered to share their strategies at an exclusive advocacy roundtable event at the 2019 AHIMA Conference.