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Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on Medical Code Sets

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: February 06, 2002

February 6, 2002
Opening Comments

Good morning Mr. Chairman, members and staff of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards and Security subcommittee, ladies and gentlemen.   I am Sue Prophet, director of coding policy and compliance for the American Heal....

Transactions Delay Prompts Concern Among Covered Entities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

AHIMA recently attended a meeting of healthcare providers, payers, and staff representatives of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Organized by the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions, the meet....

Envisioning Consistent Coding for All


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2002

What if...a single entity oversaw all of the coding systems in use today? What if...all payers and providers were required to adhere to code set rules and guidelines in the same way? What if...there was one definitive set of coding rules, definitions, and guidelines that all users could easily....

Take Another Look: Proposed Changes to Privacy Rule

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2002

In late March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed changes related to the HIPAA privacy standards. By the time you read this column, the 30-day comment period for these regulations will have already passed, although debate on these changes will still be in full....

Privacy and Security: Are Two Hats Better Than One?

Author: Woloszyn, William

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002

Who, me? Work as both a privacy officer and a security officer? It may seem impossible, but it can be done. While the roles of privacy officer and security officer are often presented as two distinct jobs in relation to HIPAA, if a lack of resources or personnel demand it, a daring HIM pro....

Making Your Data Warehouse HIPAA Compliant

Author: Reinke, Brian

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: July 02, 2002

Now a proven technology, data warehousing is entering into widespread use. Detailed patient records of many organizations are now being electronically archived using data warehousing. The goal of using this computer technology is to retain information for years so it can be used for various m....

Moving Toward a Unified Information Security Program

Author: Ruano, Michael

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2003

Is your organization up to the challenge of creating a unified information security program?

A unified information security program has been all but mandated for healthcare organizations by the federal government. HIPAA requires that electronic, paper, and oral patient identif....

AHIMA Advantage E-alert [Special edition]

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 13, 2003

HHS to Release Final HIPAA Security Rule February 20; HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Standards Modifications Announced

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