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Fall Preview: A Look at the Season’s Expected Rules

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011

Perhaps one of the biggest jobs related to implementing the ARRA provisions right now is keeping track of the moving parts. Publication of the act in 2009 was a kind of Big Bang-an explosion of provisions that rocked the healthcare universe. Since then, however, the pieces have traveled at dif....

Risks and Rewards of ACOs

Author: Martin, Timothy D

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2011

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a Medicare “shared savings” program, which will encourage the development of accountable care organizations. ACOs will be eligible to receive additional payments if t....

2010 Convention Wrap-up

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2010

AHIMA held its 82nd Annual Convention and Exhibit September 25–29 in Orlando, FL. Attendance this year reached a high water mark that matches the best-attended conventions from previous years such as Seattle and Philadelphia. More than 5,000 practitioners, educators, students, and exhibit....

ICD-9-CM Coding Guidance for LTC Facilities. Appendix C: Regulatory Guidance for Reporting Diagnoses Related to Reimbursement

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA practice brief attachment

Publication Date: October 2010

In August 2000, the HIPAA Transaction and Code Sets required the use of the ICD-9-CM code set. Subpart J, section §162.1002 Medical data code sets, states the adoption of the following code sets as standard medical data code sets:
ICD-9-CM, volumes 1 and 2 (including the "ICD-9-CM Official....

From "Incident-To" to Locum Tenens: How to Ensure Compliance with Federal Regulations Get Paid and Keep It with Alternative Practitioners

Author: Heibel, Kimberly; Spohn, Sheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010


Understand how to maneuver the complex guidelines for midlevel practitioners in a hospital setting and maintain compliance of temporary practitioners in an office and hospital setting.
PAs/NPs-How to Get the Most Out of Services in the Office?
State Laws: Definition....

Summer Reading: Skimming the New ARRA-HITECH Regulations

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2010

In July the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended the waiting game for the HITECH privacy and security regulations, the meaningful use final rule, and the final rule on standards and certification.

HIM professionals and their organizations, anxious to familiarize thems....

ARRA Timeline

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2010

ARRA arrived with a bang in February 2009, but the regulations enabling the law's healthcare provisions have inched forward since then. Much of the responsibility for drafting regulation fell to the Department of Health and Human Services, which had a tall order to fill within deadlines mandate....

A First Peek at the Privacy Regulations

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2010

The office for Civil Rights got a late start on the HITECH privacy regulations (due last February), and it's clear from the draft rule it released in July that the office still has almost as many questions as answers on how to enact the HITECH provisions. However, the release does offer a good....

Overview of AHIMA’s Comments on Certification Standards

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: March 10, 2010

Mar 10, 2010 10:29 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 9

Preceding papers in this series have reviewed the requirements in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....

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