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Coder Education: Will Demand, Will Deliver

Author: Carol, Ruth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

As the bar rises for coding, healthcare organizations require more education from coders—and they are willing to deliver it, too.
The bar has always been high for mdical coding, but recent years have seen it boosted higher. As a result, healthcare organizations need more from code....

Strategic Approach to Requesting Capital

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

Health information managers often find their capital requests near the bottom of the list when limited funds are distributed. Their requests just aren’t sexy enough to compete with those that enhance the organization’s image, increase revenue, or promise a more rapid payback.

Dictating for Dollars: Is It for You?

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004

Even with increasingly automated systems, the dictation of discharge summaries in a timely manner is still an issue. Some managers report that physicians are requesting hospitals provide them relief by allowing them to hire nurses, physician assistants, or HIM professionals to dictate the disc....

Regulation of Health Information Processing in an Outsourcing Environment

Author: AHIMA; California Health Information Association; American Association for Medical Transcription; Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA)

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 16, 2004

A Joint Position Statement issued by:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
California Health Information Association (CHIA)
American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT)
Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA)


Assessing Privacy Risk in Outsourcing

Author: Davino, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

Healthcare providers can outsource transcription, but they can’t outsource their obligation to safeguard privacy. Here’s how to minimize risk.
Healthcare providers are faced with multiple pressures, many of them financial. The need for management to meet financial constraints....

Managing Knowledge Workers

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

Many were caught by surprise last October when the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story about a disgruntled medical transcriber from Pakistan who threatened to release confidential patient data if she did not get paid.1 When the full story was revealed, we learned that the University of Califor....

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