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Privacy in the Spotlight

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


Varying privacy practices that pose barriers to health information exchange are putting HIM concerns in the national spotlight.
The 35-year-old Minnesota woman’s winter vacation in the neighboring state of Wisconsin was going great, until her ski snapped and the accident happened. B....

Final Rule for FY 2008 IPPS: MS-DRGs and POA Top List in a Year of Major Change

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl; Garrett, Gail S.; Johnson, Laurie M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007



The final rule for the fiscal year 2008 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) went into effect October 1, 2007. The rule includes ICD-9-CM code changes, implementation of the new Medicare severity-adjusted (MS) DRG system, and a number of quality-related changes that affect how Medic....

Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) Resource

Author: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source: Government (U.S.) | External web site

Publication Date: November 01, 2007

In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination (MSE) when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition (EMC), including active labor, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Hospitals are then required to provide stabilizing treatment for patients with EMCs. If a hospital is unable to stabilize a patient within its capability, or if the patient requests, an appropriate transfer should be implemented.

Position Statement on Genetic Nondiscrimination

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 16, 2007


Revised - March 2007
AHIMA’s Position


Protections against genetic discrimination should extend to all Americans in all circumstances including employment and insurance.

Congress should pass and the President should sign legislation as soon as possible t....

Kansas Administrative Regulations

Author: Kansas Legislature

Source: Government (State)

Publication Date: January 02, 2007

This website contains digital regulations as they currently appear in the Kansas Register and the Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.) as printed and bound by the Office of the Secretary of State. Neither the bound version nor the digital version of the Kansas Register and K.A.R. is considered the official version. The official document is the stamped paper regulation filed in the Office of the Secretary of State

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