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HIM Professionals Key to Patient Safety

Author: Servais, Cheryl

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


In January 2003, the Joint Commission made 11 recommendations for patient safety. HIM professionals play critical and supporting roles in implementing these recommendations. This article will discuss some of the recommendations, with examples of their use in various aspects of an HIM departmen....

Government Audit Initiatives: New CMS Pilot

Author: Servais, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

HIM Role in Government Reimbursement Audit Initiatives
Cheryl Servais, MPH, RHIA

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to be concerned about improper payments to Medicare providers. The graph in Exhibit A shows the extent to which CMS believes over payments....