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ACE Program Celebrates First Year, Milestones

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2008

In its first year ACE (Action Community for e-HIM Excellence) already has more than 500 members. ACE members have reached out to component state associations (CSAs) and allied health professionals by speaking, writing, testifying, and mentoring. Members provide their HIM expertise and then report it to AHIMA. This article presents some of the highlights from the first year.

Achieving Health Information Systems Interoperability

Author: Orlova, Anna

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2015



With the growing adoption of health information technology (HIT), interoperability—or the sharing of data between systems—has become a topic that everybody in healthcare is talking about. Interoperability impacts every stakeholder in healthcare with each individual party involv....

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....

Advancing HIM Issues in 2004: the Quiet Storm

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2005


Although healthcare headed the 108th Congress’s agenda in the first session, its second session included little in the way of HIM issues, focusing instead on election-year topics. However, the healthcare-lite agenda didn’t stop AHIMA from advancing its work in 2004.
A New Voi....

Advancing HIM's Key Issues

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2005


In 2002 AHIMA’s Board of Directors outlined four key HIM issues: consistency of coding, the HIM work force, the national health information network (NHIN), and privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information. This article discusses this year’s developments on these is....

Advocacy 2003: A Road, Not a Destination

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2004


When we pursue our profession in an ever-changing environment, success is a fleeting reward. The pursuit of our goals is a process that spans more than any one calendar year. This column summarizes the Association’s 2003 achievements in our four key advocacy issues and looks at plans for....

Advocacy Continues amid a Sea of Change

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2009



Over the past several months, Washington, DC, has seen a lot of changes—a new president, a new White House staff, key federal appointees, and more than 50 freshman members of the House and Senate.


However, even among this change, AHIMA expects some of its key advocacy i....

Advocating HIM Issues in an Election Year

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2002



This column has often addressed the advocacy role of the HIM professional. This year, that role becomes even more important—it’s an election year. Elections call for citizen involvement, and HIM professionals are no exception.


This election year, 435 members of th....

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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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

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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: 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....

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: 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 [Special edition]

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 13, 2003

HHS to Release Final HIPAA Security Rule February 20; HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Standards Modifications Announced

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert special issue

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 24, 2006

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
Special Issue, April 24, 2006
AHIMA Applauds Brailer’s Leadership, Unprecedented Progress
Upon announcement of his resignation, AHIMA has released a statement applauding the leadership of David Brailer, MD, PhD, as the first national coordinator for health in....

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