January-February 2021

The Cures Act gives patients unprecedented power over their own health data. HIM professionals will play a big part in helping consumers wield it responsibly and securely.





In the Issue
Publishing 1/4

Cover Story


Publishing 1/11


  • “Evaluation and Management in 2021: What every HIM Professional Needs to Know (Part 2)” By G. Elizbeth Wilson, MA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CPC, CRC, CEMC, CPMA, CPCO, CHC
  • “Lessons Learned During the Pandemic” By Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Lynn A. Wall, MBA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP
  • “Is Case Mix Index Still a Relevant Key Performance Indicator?” By Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP
  • “Highlights of the 2021 CPT Code Updates” By Leigh Poland, RHIA, CCS
Publishing 1/18


  • “2021 OPPS Overview/Update” By Cari Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Voices in HIM

  • “Kindness as a Leadership Principle” By Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

Field Notes

  • “Implementing Computer-Assisted Coding at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System” By George Redd-Hachey, MSML, CCS, CCDS, CHDA, CHPS

Everyday HIM (Profile)


  • CEO’s Message
  • President’s Message

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Past Articles
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