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Telling the HIM Story in Meaningful Use

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011


The term "meaningful use" is used freely within Washington and throughout the healthcare industry. For HIM professionals it is not a new concept, but the term has proliferated in the last few years with the creation of the ARRA-funded EHR incentive program.

At some point the talk wi....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 31, 2011


March 31, 2011 [Excerpts] Version 5010 Test Education Week -- April 4-8

The healthcare industry has less than a year to prepare for the Version 5010 transaction set change on January 1, 2012. Is your healthcare provider or health plan organization prepared for the transition?  A....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 24, 2011


March 24, 2011 [Excerpts]
AHIMA Members Ready for 2011 Hill Day




The briefing sessions are complete, the advocacy information is prepared, the information packets are ready for distribution, the final appointments are being made, and the weather looks to be sunny a....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 17, 2011


March 17, 2011 [Excerpts] Accountable Care Organizations – Are You Ready? AHIMA Needs You


To address the highly anticipated regulation for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) AHIMA is forming a multidisciplinary volunteer team to review and provide feedback. Section 3022 of the....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 10, 2011


March 10, 2011 [Excerpts]


Call for Volunteers: AHRQ Patient Safety Common Formats for SNFs



The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced the availability of a new beta version of the Common Format for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) for p....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 03, 2011


March 3, 2011 [Excerpts]

AHIMA Responds to Meaningful Use Stage 2 Request for Comments


The Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup published a request for comments on the proposed stage 2 measures from t....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 24, 2011


February 24, 2011 [Excerpts] House Passes Continuing Resolution with Funding Cuts

After a marathon session in the House of Representatives last week, the house passed HR 1, the “Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011.” The bill passed the House largely along party lines with....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 17, 2011


February 17, 2011 [Excerpts] CMS to Modify Meaningful Use Group Practice Registration Process

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will implement protocols in May that allow eligible professionals (EPs) to designate a third-party (such as a practice....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 10, 2011


February 10, 2011 [Excerpts] AHIMA Hill Day Registration Grows

More than 100 AHIMA members have registered for 2011 Hill Day to advocate for AHIMA and the HIM profession. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join your fellow AHIMA members for the fun in Washington, DC. AHIMA’s Team T....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 03, 2011


February 3, 2011 [Excerpts] Bill Introduced to Cut Federal Spending Impacts ARRA-HITECH

On January 24 Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), introduced HR 408, the “Spending Reduction Act of 2011,” Public Law 111-5. The formal intent of the bill is to reduce federal spending by $2.5 tril....

The Year That Was and the Year to Be

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2011


The second session of the 111th Congress began with the Democrats in firm control of the House and Senate. Working from their position of power enabled the Democrats to pass healthcare reform.

Although Congress was mired in contentious debates, AHIMA still advocated for its public po....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 27, 2011


January 27, 2011 [Excerpts] AHIMA Hill Day Preparations Continue

Interested in coming to Washington to meet with your representatives and senators to discuss important AHIMA and health information management issues? Join us for AHIMA’s Team Talks and Hill Day on March 28 (Team Talks)....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 20, 2011


January 20, 2011 [Excerpts]

Meaningful Use Workgroup Issues Request for Comments Stage 2


The Health IT Policy Committee is seeking public comments on stage 2 objectives on a draft document of preliminary recommendations. The Policy Committee will consider all of these c....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 13, 2011


January 13, 2011 [Excerpts] Vogt Urges CMS, ONC to Work to Clarify Compliance Concerns

On Tuesday, January 11, AHIMA member Nancy Vogt, RHIT, CHC, CHP, director of corporate compliance at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI, testified to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 06, 2011


January 6, 2011 [Excerpts]

Get Ready Free Webinars Kick Off Final Year of HIPAA Transaction Compliance

In January, HIPAA covered entities will have less than a year left to prepare for the HIPAA Transaction’s X12-Version 5010 upgrade effective on January 1, 2012. This tran....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 48

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 16, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 48 [Excerpts]
December 16, 2010
Happy Holidays from AHIMA!
Look for your next issue of e-alert on January 6, 2011!
Presidential Council Recommends New Road to Interoperability

Last week in a press conference that included both Health and Human Se....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 47

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 09, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 47 [Excerpts]
December 9, 2010 Senate Passes Red Flags Clarification

On November 30, the Senate passed by unanimous consent S. 3987, the Red Flag Clarification Act. Introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD), the legislation would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Ac....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 46

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 02, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 46 [Excerpts]

December 2, 2010

CMS Issues Final Regulation for Home Health


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final regulation that sets forth an update to the Home Health Prospective Payment System. The rule incorpor....

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