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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 13

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 01, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 13 [Excerpts]

April 1, 2010
President Signs Healthcare Reform Corrections Legislation


Earlier this week President Barack Obama signed HR 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010, which sets forth the....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 12

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 25, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 4 [Excerpts]

January 28, 2010

Healthcare Reform Includes AHIMA-supported Language on Administrative Simplification


With healthcare reform facing such an uncertain future in Congress, it was....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 11

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 18, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 11 [Excerpts]

March 18, 2010

AHIMA Responds to Meaningful Use Proposed Regulation


On March 12, AHIMA submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ p....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 10

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 11, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert


Volume 12, Issue 10 [Excerpts]

March 11, 2010


AHIMA Comments on Certification Standards Rule, Accounting of Disclosures


AHIMA’s white paper series on “meaningful use” concludes th....

Overview of AHIMA’s Comments on Certification Standards

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: March 10, 2010



Mar 10, 2010 10:29 pm


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 9


Preceding papers in this series have reviewed the requirements in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 9

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 04, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 9 [Excerpts]

March 4, 2010
AHIMA Meets with Obama Administration on HIT Leadership


Last Monday, AHIMA CEO Alan Dowling, PhD, and AHIMA’s Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Da....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 8

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 25, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 8 [Excerpts]

February 25, 2010

White Paper Outlines Qualification Requirements for “Meaningful Use”


AHIMA’s white paper series analyzing the “meaningful use” no....

Qualifying for Meaningful Use

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 2010




Feb 24, 2010 04:21 pm


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 7

Preceding papers in this series have reviewed the requirements in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 7

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 18, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 7 [Excerpts]

February 18, 2010
ARRA White Paper Series Explores Clinical Quality Reporting Requirements


Providers and hospitals that participate in the HITECH EHR incentive program will be requir....

Clinical Quality Measures for Hospitals

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:26 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 6b

Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers fo....

Clinical Quality Measures for Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:25 pm



AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 6a


Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, publish....

Measures Reporting for Eligible Hospitals

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 11, 2010



Feb 11, 2010 12:02 am


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 5b


The fourth paper in this series reviewed the EHR certification requirements related to the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare....

Measures Reporting for Eligible Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 11, 2010



Feb 11, 2010 12:01 am


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 5a


The fourth paper in this series reviewed the EHR certification requirements related to the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 6

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 11, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 6 [Excerpts]

February 11, 2010

Measuring up for Meaningful Use


Providers and hospitals that participate in the HITECH EHR incentive program have to do more than use IT meaningfully, they hav....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 5

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 04, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
Volume 12, Issue 5 [Excerpts]
February 4, 2010
Change Coming to EHR Certification

AHIMA’s white paper series analyzing the notice of proposed rulemaking on “meaningful use” continues this week with a look at how EHR systems will qualify for the ince....

Meaningful Use and EHR Certification

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 03, 2010




Feb 03, 2010 03:35 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 4

Preceding papers in this series have reviewed requirements within the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Jan....

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....

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 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....

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 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....

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.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.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 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....

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 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....

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 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....

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 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 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 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....

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 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....

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 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 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 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....

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