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Moving Closer to an NHII Reality

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2004


In May 2002 the AHIMA Board of Directors declared a position on what, for most professionals in the industry, is only a dream: a national health information infrastructure. The statement read, “AHIMA believes that for the United States’ healthcare industry to meet the current and f....

AHIMA Advocates for Physician Query Forms

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001




The Medicare program's reluctance to accept physician query forms has been fermenting for several years. Recently, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have argued that facilities u....

Our Message: The Power of Data

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2012


Lately, there have been constant reminders of the importance of health information in the current US healthcare landscape, as health information and data is a driving force behind most, if not all, of our current endeavors. A decade ago, I argued that healthcare data would become our new botto....

Keeping Current on Legislation Vital to HIM Professionals

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2002


The AHIMA Policy and Government Relations (P&GR) staff in Washington receives a number of questions concerning how a particular proposed law, legislation, or possible regulation will affect the management of an HIM department, coding section, or other functions that are typically performed by....

Rapid Release of Rules Means Work Ahead

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), formally released three final rules around the the time of the Labor Day holiday. Appropriately enough, the arrival of these final rules spells out much work ahead for t....

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.

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the Workgroup on Quality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Author: Rode, Dan; Siegel, Barbara

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: September 14, 2004


September 14, 2004

Opening Comments

Chairman Hungate, members of the Workgroup on Quality, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am Dan Rode, vice president of policy and government relations for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Joining me th....

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....

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