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: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?
Mar13

Slideshow: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. This week, we’re tackling where we are now in the transformation and the activities we’re working on to guide the process.

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Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography
Mar13

Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography

After years of screening mammograms, always with results that came back clear, Nancy M. Cappello, PhD, was shocked to receive a diagnosis of advanced stage 3 breast cancer. The reason the mammography hadn’t found anything sooner, she learned, was because she had dense breast tissue—a term she had never heard until her cancer diagnosis. This post discusses some basics for mammography coding as it may have related to Nancy Cappello’s experience.

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Slideshow: What We Mean by ‘AHIMA’s Transformation’
Mar06

Slideshow: What We Mean by ‘AHIMA’s Transformation’

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. To help members understand what this transformation will look like, the Journal of AHIMA introduces the first in a series of slideshows to provide an overview of what members can expect to see in coming months, as the organization adapts to a rapidly changing industry.

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Answering the Call: Expanding the Role of HIM in Advocacy
Mar05

Answering the Call: Expanding the Role of HIM in Advocacy

With the introduction of numerous regulations and a spotlight glowing every more brightly on healthcare, the HIM profession is being called upon with increasing frequency to advocate for their expanding role in health record management. Given the critical role that HIM professionals play in healthcare, and to help you prepare for your role as an HIM advocate, AHIMA is expanding its focus on advocating for public policy that strengthens the HIM profession and its importance to the healthcare industry.

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Three Strategies for Managing HIM Demands During Payer Audits and Reviews
Mar01

Three Strategies for Managing HIM Demands During Payer Audits and Reviews

The rising volume of requests from payers heightens the burden on HIM to handle the associated release of information demands. Following three strategies can help HIM departments better control the surge in payer requests.

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