The Uncertainty of Website “Accessibility”
Nov13

The Uncertainty of Website “Accessibility”

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.

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Halloween Movies and Codes that Go Bump in the Night
Oct28

Halloween Movies and Codes that Go Bump in the Night

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.

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Round Two: Finding a Second Career in HIM
Oct23

Round Two: Finding a Second Career in HIM

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.

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Dealing with ESI Spoliation in State Court
Oct16

Dealing with ESI Spoliation in State Court

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.

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Payer Access to EHRs: What Providers Need to Know

As electronic health information exchange becomes more prevalent, payers are increasingly seeking direct access to EHR systems for automated medical record collection and aggregation.

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Roundtable Participants Share Best Practices for HIM Advocacy
Oct01

Roundtable Participants Share Best Practices for HIM Advocacy

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.

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