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AHIMA Special E-Alert (July 31, 2014)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 31, 2014

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the compliance date for the ICD10 code set has been finalized. As expected, the implementation date for ICD10 will be October 1, 2015, according to a news release from HHS.

CMS Rule Allows CEHRT Flexibility

Author: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014



On August 29, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule that provides flexibility on how providers use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and qualify for attestation to the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program for the 2014 reportin....

Modifications to ICD-10-CM/PCS Under Review

Author: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee, a public forum on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS code updates, met in September 2013. Meetings of this committee are co-chaired by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Coding proposals are presented at these meetings and the public is given the opportunity to comment. No final decisions regarding the adoption of code proposals are made at the meetings, but are made by the director of NCHS and the administrator of CMS.

RAC Reform Awaits Government Action

Author: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2013



Although the First session of the 113th Congress is coming to a close, plenty of work remains for the members of Congress to accomplish in the coming year. AHIMA has worked closely with federal legislators to raise awareness on key initiatives that affect health information management (HIM....

Collaborative Response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Request for Information (RFI) on National Health Information Network (NHIN)

Author: AHIMA; et al.

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 18, 2005


This Collaborative Response is submitted by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American National Standards Institute-Healthcare Informatics Standards Board (ANSI HISB), Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL)....

Letters accompanying Collaborative Response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Request for Information (RFI) on National Health Information Network (NHIN)

Author: AHIMA; Kloss, Linda L

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 18, 2005


January 18, 2005

David J. Brailer, MD, PhD
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 517-D
Washington, DC 20201
Dear Dr.....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: March 02, 2001

Reaction to AHIMA’s Previous Comments on the Standards for the Privacy of Individual Identifiable Health Information

Applicability

AHIMA recommended that the scope of the rule be extended to include all individually identifiable health information, including purely paper records....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Uses and Disclosures for Which an Authorization Is Required

Standard: Authorizations for Uses and Disclosures

Authorizations Required: General Rule
The Rule states (§164.508) that except as otherwise permitted or required by [the Rule], a covered entity may not use or discl....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Definitions

Definitions play a key role in the Privacy Rule, and there are a number of definitions provided in the final rule: §160.103 (65FR82798), §160.202 (65FR82800), §164.501 (65FR82803), and §164.504 (65FR82802). Due to their detail, several of the definitions are important componen....

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....

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....

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