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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 22

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 04, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 22 [Excerpts]

June 4, 2009

AHIMA Responds to FTC Breach Rule


AHIMA submitted comments related to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) April 20 Proposed Rule for Health Breach Notification last week. The FTC rule will apply to non-....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 23

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 11, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 23 [Excerpts]

June 11, 2009

Cantwell Reintroduces Allied Health Reinvestment Act


Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has reintroduced the “Allied Health Reinvestment Act,” legislation to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote and....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 24

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 18, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 24 [Excerpts]

June 18, 2009


ONC Releases “Meaningful Use” Draft Definition


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a draft definition for the “meaningful use” of EHRs prepared by a workgroup of....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 25

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 25, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 25 [Excerpts]

June 25, 2009

Senate HELP Continues Health Reform Mark-Up: House Publishes Draft Bill


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has continued its mark-up of healthcare reform, the “Affordable Healthc....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 26

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 02, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 26 [Excerpts]

July 2, 2009

AHIMA Comments on ONC Meaningful Use Definition


In response to a call for comments from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) regarding the draft definition for meaningful use of certificated electronic health r....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 27

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 09, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 27 [Excerpts]

July 9, 2009

AHIMA Comments on Skilled Nursing Facilities Inpatient Prospective Payment System


AHIMA submitted comments last week in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register [74FR22208] for th....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 28

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 16, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 28 [Excerpts]

July 16, 2009

Health Reform Legislation Still Plodding Forward


Arguably one of the most important goals of the Obama Administration is to pass legislation reforming our nation’s healthcare system. Congress has taken up the ch....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 29

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 23, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 29 [Excerpts]

July 23, 2009

Linda Kloss to Step Down as AHIMA Chief Executive


Last week AHIMA CEO Linda Kloss, RHIA, CAE, FAHIMA, announced her plans to step down as leader of the organization and that the Association’s Board of Directors....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 30

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 30, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 30 [Excerpts]

July 30, 2009

FTC Announces Delay in Red Flags Rule Enforcement


On the eve of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Red Flags Rule becoming effective, the Commission has announced that it will hold back on enforcing t....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 31

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 06, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 31 [Excerpts]

August 6, 2009

HHS Moves HIPAA Security Enforcement to OCR


Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius has announced a move of the enforcement of the HIPAA security regulations to the HHS Offic....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 32

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 13, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 32 [Excerpts]

August 13, 2009

Senate Approves Francis Collins to Head NIH


Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, has been approved by the Senate to lead the National Institutes of Health....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 33

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 20, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 33 [Excerpts]
August 20, 2009 FTC Issues Final Rule for Breach Notification

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a final rule requiring vendors of personal health records (and entities that offer third-party PHRs) to notify consumers when the security....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 34

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 27, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 34 [Excerpts]

August 27, 2009

HHS, FTC Publish Breach Notification Rules


The Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission published their expected breach notification rules in the Federal Register earlier this week-HH....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 35

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 03, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 35 [Excerpts]

September 3, 2009

HHS Awards AHIMA Foundation $1.2M for State-level Health Information Exchange Consensus Project


The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Techno....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 36

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 10, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 36 [Excerpts]

September 10, 2009

AHIMA Supports Stand for Quality


As Congress returns from its summer district work period on September 8, it is expected to resume healthcare reform discussions in earnest. AHIMA continues to work on a variety o....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 37

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 17, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 37 [Excerpts]
September 17, 2009 Health Reform Still Driving Agenda

Healthcare reform continues to drive the congressional agenda this year. Initial hopes were to have legislation passed by now but Congress remains mired in discussions concerning the legislation.....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 38

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 24, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 38 [Excerpts]
September 24, 2009 Finance Committee Unveils Healthcare Reform Bill Linking Payment to Quality

As the debate for healthcare reform raged on, last week chairman of the Finance Committee Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) submitted a reform bill, “America’s....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 39

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 01, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 39 [Excerpts]
October 1, 2009 Onsite Registration Available for the AHIMA Convention, Exhibit

81st AHIMA Convention and Exhibit
Pre-Convention Events October 3–4
Convention and Exhibit October 5–7
Post-Convention Events October 8
Grapevine, TX....

New Web Site Highlights Advocacy Efforts

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009


The path of the HIM profession is not always decided inside the healthcare facility. Local, state, and federal government agencies and national standards organizations routinely make decisions that dramatically affect an HIM professional’s work and career.

In order to have a say in t....

Taking Advocacy to the States

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

Saturday Session Focuses on Advocacy Training for CSAs

Advocacy is the attempt to influence outcomes or the active support of a cause. In our environment, this largely means supporting the enactment, defeat, or modification of legislation and the modifying of regulations. For years, our....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 40

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 15, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 40 [Excerpts]

October 15, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Passes Baucus Healthcare Reform Plan


After several weeks of marking up the unnumbered “America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009,” this week the Senate Finance Committee passe....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 41

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 22, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 41 [Excerpts]

October 22, 2009

Notice of AHIMA Planned Outage October 29-November 3


Many of AHIMA’s online services will be unavailable during a planned outage from 5 p.m. CT Thursday, October 29, until noon CT Tuesday, November 3. We are....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 42

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 29, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 42 [Excerpts]

October 29, 2009

Red Flags Exception Passes House


On October 20 the US House passed a bill exempting healthcare practices with 20 or fewer employees from complying with the Red Flags Rule. The rule, which takes effect November 1, r....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 43

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 05, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 43 [Excerpts]

November 5, 2009

AHIMA Systems Back Online; myAHIMA Login Change


Thank you for your patience as AHIMA’s systems come back online after our planned system outage. We look forward to bringing you excellent service with our new....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 44

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 12, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 44 [Excerpts]

November 12, 2009

AHIMA Continues Effort to Oppose HR 3763; Send Your Letters to the Senate Today


AHIMA has continued its effort to oppose any consideration and passage of HR 3763 in the Senate. Please help our efforts by sending l....

Administrative Simplification in HR 3962

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: November 15, 2009


HR 3962: Affordable Health Care for America Act

Division A – Affordable Health Care Choices



Title I – Immediate Reforms



Section 115 – Administrative Simplification [pg 76-89]
Section 1173A – Standardize Electronic Administrative Tr....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 45

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 19, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 45 [Excerpts]
November 19, 2009 AHIMA Continues to Pursue Halting Red Flags Legislation

AHIMA continues to work to put the brakes on HR 3763, legislation that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide for an exclusion from the Red Flags Rule for certai....

Results of 2009 CSA Environmental Scan Show Top Trends

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2009

A key end result of the CSA Environmental Scan process is that the AHIMA Board of Directors will use the findings—which reflect hundreds of members’ reactions to the issues—to help guide their strategic planning efforts. The Environmental Scan results are an invaluable resource as the board charts the strategic direction of the organization and makes decisions on deploying the association’s resources.

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 46

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 03, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 46 [Excerpts]

December 3, 2009

CMS Issues Final Rule for Outpatient Prospective Payment System


On November 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule in the Federal Register [74FR60316] for the Outpatient Prospe....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 47

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 10, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 47 [Excerpts]
December 10, 2009 CMS Imposes Documentation Request Limits on RACs

On December 2 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new limits on the number of medical and related claims records that recovery audit contractors (RACs) may....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 48

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 17, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 48 [Excerpts]

December 17, 2009


Happy Holidays from AHIMA!

Look for your next issue of e-alert on January 7, 2010!

Incoming CEO Dowling Meets with Reporters


Incoming AHIMA CEO Alan Dowling, PhD, met with the healthcare m....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 1

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 07, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 1 [Excerpts]

January 7, 2010
Fed Issues Proposed Criteria for “Meaningful Use,” EHR Certification


Healthcare rang in the New Year with long-awaited specifications for the EHR incenti....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 2

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 14, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 2 [Excerpts]

January 14, 2010
Analysis of 2010 OPPS Final Rule Posted


The final rule for calendar year (CY) 2010 changes to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and....

Overview of the Meaningful Use NPRM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: January 20, 2010



Jan 20, 2010 08:42 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series


Paper no. 1


On January 13, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on the “meaningful use” EHR incentive program. On....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 3

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 21, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 3 [Excerpts]

January 21, 2010
AHIMA Launches White Paper Series on Meaningful Use


This week AHIMA launches a series of short white papers analyzing the recently released notice of proposed rulem....

Meaningful Use: Provider Requirements

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: January 21, 2010



Jan 20, 2010 11:46 pm
AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 2

The first paper in the series offered a general overview of the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on January 13, 2....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 4

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 28, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 4 [Excerpts]

January 28, 2010
How Much Incentive for Meaningful Use?


AHIMA’s white paper series analyzing the notice of proposed rulemaking on “meaningful use” continues this w....

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