On June 17, 2019, AHIMA submitted comments and provided recommendations on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). Required under the 21st Century Cures Act, the TEFCA outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a voluntary Common Agreement that would enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs). The TEFCA seeks to scale EHI exchange nationwide and ensure that HINs, providers, plans, individuals, and other stakeholders have secure access to their EHI when and where it is needed.
In the world of CDI, there are credentials beyond the typical RN and RHIA that employers look for: the CCS and CDIP, the latter of which requires candidates to have experience in CDI before sitting for the exam and requires continuing education credits to maintain.
The World Health Organization released a version of ICD-11 to allow countries to begin planning for implementation in June 2018, and the organization officially adopted ICD-11 on May 25, 2019. For an overview of ICD-11, which is designed to support multiple use cases and will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and what next steps might look like for the US and international health industry, read the latest Under the Dome post.
AHIMA had several comments and recommendations in response to the ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program proposed rule.
Right now, patients have more access to their healthcare data than at any point in history, and as a result can make more informed healthcare decisions. The trouble, however, is knowing where—and how—to look. Because while there’s more data than ever, it’s also scattered across so many siloes that it’s seemingly impossible to know where it all resides.
This slideshow features five questions submitted to Code-Check, a service called Code-Check where members and nonmembers can seek help from professional coders to solve challenging coding questions, on ICD-10-PCS, ICD-10-CM, and CPT coding.