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AHIMA Comments on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Measures

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2012

Increased quality measurement, better patient access to health information, and greater volume of information exchange is in store for providers and hospitals participating in the federal stage 2 meaningful use incentive program.

On March 7 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servi....

AHIMA Comments on Certification Proposed Rule

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2012

Electronic health records could soon become more patient-centered, more secure, and more frequently used for treatment improvement-if provisions outlined in the EHR certification proposed rule are widely implemented.

Under the 2009 ARRA economic stimulus package, healthcare providers....

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....

Adapting BA Practices to Meet the Omnibus Rule

Author: McSteen, Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013

The 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule marks a key milestone for implementation of the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). One of the most far-reaching impacts of HITECH and the Omnibus Rule is that business associates (BA) and their subcontractors now mu....

Achieving Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology: A Guide for Physicians to the EHR Incentive Programs

Author: Marcotte, Leah; Seidman, Joshua J; Trudel, Karen; Berwick, Donald M ; Blumenthal, David; Mostashari, Farzad; Jain, Sachin H

Source: External web site

Publication Date: May 14, 2012

An overview of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and guide for physicians in the process of how to demonstrate meaningful use of health information technology. (Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(9):731-736.)

Accrediting HIEs

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: June 01, 2010

Health information exchange (HIE) networks have always understood the importance of gaining patient and provider trust. However, beyond describing the privacy and security policies and procedures they establish to protect the information they exchange, they have largely had to ask pat....

Accounting of Disclosures: ARRA’s Impact

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

The accounting of disclosures requirement is one of the most difficult HIPAA privacy rule compliance issues to implement. Following the August 2002 modifications to the privacy rule requirements, the accounting for disclosures requirement has stood out as the HIPAA requirement demanding the big....

$58 Billion to Go

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services received approximately $146 billion in funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was tasked with disbursing that money through programs or objectives specified within the act's healthcare-related provisions.

Over the year....

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