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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.5 issue 24

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 19, 2003

  Volume 5, Issue 24 (June 19, 2003)
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Analysis of Final Rule for FY 2004 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: August 02, 2003


The final rule regarding FY 2004 revisions to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) was published in the August 1, 2003 issue of the Federal Register. This rule becomes effective on October 1, 2003. This analysis will cover changes to DRG classifications, add-on payme....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.5 issue 31

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 07, 2003

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.5 issue 34

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 28, 2003

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Supports Patient Friendly Billing Project

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


Joining the American Hospital Association, the Medical Group Management Association, and others, AHIMA announced its endorsement of the Patient Friendly Billing Project. Led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the project was established in 2000 to help create a more pat....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.5 issue 35

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 04, 2003

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.5 issue 38

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 25, 2003

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

Journal Q&A (11/03)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2003

Q: How does AHIMA plan to be involved in the development of a functional model for the EHR?

A: AHIMA has been a voting member of HL7 for approximately 10 years and attends the group’s regularly scheduled plenary meetings three times a year. This year AHIMA increased staff attendance....

Data Quality: Part of the e-HIM Agenda

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2003


This has been another remarkable year for advancing HIM issues and the HIM profession. Programs to improve patient safety through information solutions have gone from the drawing board to demonstration projects. On April 14, the HIPAA privacy rule went into effect across the US. In July, the se....

Analysis of Final Rule for 2004 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: December 02, 2003


The final rule regarding calendar year 2004 revisions to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (PPS) was published in the November 7, 2003 issue of the Federal Register (the proposed rule was published in the August 12, 2003 issue). This rule becomes effective on January....

E-HIM: a "Glocal" Challenge

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004


The US is embarked on a public works agenda as major as highways, water works, and electrical grids. This same agenda is being pursued around the world in many developed and developing countries. It is a worldwide project to design and implement electronic health information systems. As HIM pr....

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.

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 2

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 15, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 3

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 22, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 4

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 29, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 5

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 05, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 6

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 12, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.6 issue 7

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 19, 2004

weekly electronic newsletter covering the latest news of interest to the HIM professional

HIPAA Privacy Turns One: Time to Assess

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004


It hardly seems possible, but this month marks a year since the implementation of the HIPAA privacy rule—as marked by AHIMA’s celebration of National Health Information Privacy and Security Week this month. Interestingly, few disasters have occurred on the scale many predicted. Inst....

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