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Position Statement on Genetic Nondiscrimination

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: July 21, 2005

AHIMA’s Position

Protections against genetic discrimination should extend to all Americans in all circumstances, including employment and insurance.
The US House of Representatives and the president should pass and sign legislation in 2005 to prohibit discrimination based....

Advancing HIM Issues in 2004: the Quiet Storm

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2005

Although healthcare headed the 108th Congress’s agenda in the first session, its second session included little in the way of HIM issues, focusing instead on election-year topics. However, the healthcare-lite agenda didn’t stop AHIMA from advancing its work in 2004.
A New Voi....

Providers Join Hands to Tell Medicare What They Think about OPPS/APC Policies: Making Progress in Changing Future Rules and Regulations

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

The Provider Roundtable is the name of the group that I formed to offer an opportunity for providers to come together and communicate to Medicare about their day-to-day operational challenges under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). My hope was that, by engaging providers to bra....

Getting 'Hip' to Other Privacy Laws: Part 2

Author: Roth, Julie A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

The HIPAA privacy rule is just one of several federal laws that protect the privacy of non-public information. But privacy is not a new concept in healthcare. Healthcare workers have long protected medical information under a varety of state and federal laws, accreditation standards, and rules....

Advocacy 2003: A Road, Not a Destination

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2004

When we pursue our profession in an ever-changing environment, success is a fleeting reward. The pursuit of our goals is a process that spans more than any one calendar year. This column summarizes the Association’s 2003 achievements in our four key advocacy issues and looks at plans for....

Developing E-Health Standards for Web Sites

Author: Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004

Healthcare consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet for information about services critical to their health. An estimated 80 percent of adult American Internet users (approximately 93 million people) have searched the Internet for information on at least one of 16 major health topics....

Journal Q&A (1/04)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: January 02, 2004

Q: I am a compliance officer in a for profit healthcare organization. How will this law [the Sarbanes-Oxley Act] affect my job?
A: The effect the law will have on your job function will vary, depending on job function and scope within your organization as well as skill level in the financial....

Taking the Next Step Forward for ICD-10

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004

In November 2003 the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) agreed to recommend that the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopt the ICD-10-CM and the ICD-10-PCS classification standards as replacement for the ICD-9-CM classification currently used in the US.

Journal Q&A (1/04)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2003

Q: What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how does it apply to healthcare?
A: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is federal legislation that was signed into law on July 30, 2002. The law was enacted in response to the Enron and WorldCom scandals. It has changed business practices for financial profes....

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)

Author: U.S. Code

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: October 02, 2003

From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access [] [Laws in effect as of January 3, 2005] [Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between January 3, 2005 and January 18, 2007] [CITE: 42USC1395dd] TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE CHAPTER 7--SOCIAL SECURITY SUBCHAPTER X....

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