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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 28

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Publication Date: July 16, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 28 [Excerpts]

July 16, 2009

Health Reform Legislation Still Plodding Forward


Arguably one of the most important goals of the Obama Administration is to pass legislation reforming our nation’s healthcare system. Congress has taken up the ch....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 29

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Publication Date: July 23, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 29 [Excerpts]

July 23, 2009

Linda Kloss to Step Down as AHIMA Chief Executive


Last week AHIMA CEO Linda Kloss, RHIA, CAE, FAHIMA, announced her plans to step down as leader of the organization and that the Association’s Board of Directors....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 30

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Publication Date: July 30, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 30 [Excerpts]

July 30, 2009

FTC Announces Delay in Red Flags Rule Enforcement


On the eve of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Red Flags Rule becoming effective, the Commission has announced that it will hold back on enforcing t....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 31

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Publication Date: August 06, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 31 [Excerpts]

August 6, 2009

HHS Moves HIPAA Security Enforcement to OCR


Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius has announced a move of the enforcement of the HIPAA security regulations to the HHS Offic....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 32

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Publication Date: August 13, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 32 [Excerpts]

August 13, 2009

Senate Approves Francis Collins to Head NIH


Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, has been approved by the Senate to lead the National Institutes of Health....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 33

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Publication Date: August 20, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 33 [Excerpts]
August 20, 2009 FTC Issues Final Rule for Breach Notification

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a final rule requiring vendors of personal health records (and entities that offer third-party PHRs) to notify consumers when the security....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 34

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Publication Date: August 27, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 34 [Excerpts]

August 27, 2009

HHS, FTC Publish Breach Notification Rules


The Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission published their expected breach notification rules in the Federal Register earlier this week-HH....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 35

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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 36

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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 37

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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 38

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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 39

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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 40

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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 41

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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 42

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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 43

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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 44

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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 45

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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 46

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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 47

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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 48

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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.12 issue 1

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Publication Date: January 07, 2010





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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.12 issue 2

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Publication Date: January 14, 2010





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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 3

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Publication Date: January 21, 2010





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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 4

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Publication Date: January 28, 2010





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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 5

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Publication Date: February 04, 2010

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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 6

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Publication Date: February 11, 2010





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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 7

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Publication Date: February 18, 2010





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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 8

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Publication Date: February 25, 2010





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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 9

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Publication Date: March 04, 2010





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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 10

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Publication Date: March 11, 2010





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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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 11

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Publication Date: March 18, 2010





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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 12

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Publication Date: March 25, 2010





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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 13

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Publication Date: April 01, 2010





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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 14

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Publication Date: April 08, 2010





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Volume 12, Issue 14 [Excerpts]

April 8, 2010

AHIMA Responds to Proposed HIT Certification Program Regulation


AHIMA will submit comments in response to the Office of the National Coordinator’s pro....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 15

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Publication Date: April 15, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 15 [Excerpts]

April 15, 2010

HHS Announces Final Regional Extension Centers


On April 6 the Department of Health and Human Services announced the final round of regional extension center (REC) grants. More than $267 million was awarded to 28 nonp....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 16

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Publication Date: April 22, 2010





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Volume 12, Issue 16 [Excerpts]

April 22, 2010
Hospital Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule for FY 2011 on Display


The hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2011 has been placed on di....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 17

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Publication Date: April 29, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 17 [Excerpts]
April 29, 2010
Sebelius Testifies To House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY 2011 HHS Budget

Last week Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on the Department’s Fiscal Year 2011....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 18

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Publication Date: May 06, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 18 [Excerpts]
May 6, 2010
OCR Requests Input on Pending Disclosures Regulation
On May 3 the Office for Civil Rights published a request for information on accounting of disclosures seeking input on its upcoming regulation to enact n....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 19

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Publication Date: May 13, 2010





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Volume 12, Issue 19 [Excerpts]

May 13, 2010
AHIMA Urges Members to Respond to OCR RFI on Accounting of Disclosures

On May 3, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 20

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Publication Date: May 20, 2010





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Volume 12, Issue 20 [Excerpts]

May 20, 2010
AHIMA Certified Coding Associate Program Earns NCCA Accreditation


AHIMA announced last week that it has been granted accreditation for its Certified Coding Associate (C....

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