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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 21

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: May 27, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert


Volume 12, Issue 21 [Excerpts]

May 27, 2010

AHIMA Rolls Out New REC Resource


Regional extension centers (RECs) are a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and are charged....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 22

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 03, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 22 [Excerpts]
June 3, 2010
FTC Delays Red Flags Rule; Senators Introduce Exemption Bill
The Federal Trade Commission has delayed enforcement of the Red Flags Rule for a fifth time, again citing Congressional requests as the cause. T....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 23

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 10, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert


Volume 12, Issue 23 [Excerpts]

June 10, 2010

AHRQ Offers Free Software Application for Measure Analysis


The Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) r....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 24

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 17, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 24 [Excerpts]
June 17, 2010
Representatives Kennedy and Eshoo Introduce Genetics Legislation

Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-MA) and Anna Eshoo (D-RI) have introduced legislation to secure the promise of personalized medici....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 25

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 24, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 25 [Excerpts]
June 24, 2010
ONC Issues Final Rule on Certification Temporary Program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a final rule establishing the temporary program for EHR certification und....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 26

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 01, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 26 [Excerpts]
July 1, 2010
New Statutory Provision Clarifies Three-Day Payment Window

President Obama signed into law the “Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010” on June 25. Am....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 27

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Publication Date: July 08, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 27 [Excerpts]
July 8, 2010
Final Regulations for CMS Meaningful Use and ONC Standards to be Published Soon

The long-awaited final regulations for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) and the Off....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 28

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 15, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 28 [Excerpts]
July 15, 2010
ICD-9-CM C&M Committee to Meet on PPACA Requirements for ICD-10 Crosswalk Revisions

The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee will convene on September 15-16 at the Centers f....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 29

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 22, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 29 [Excerpts]
July 22, 2010
House Subcommittee Reviews CMS Meaningful Use Final Rule

The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing July 20 on promoting the adoption of health information technology (HIT) through....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 30

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Publication Date: July 29, 2010





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Volume 12, Issue 30 [Excerpts]

July 29, 2010

AHIMA Publishes Overview of Meaningful Use Rule


AHIMA released a detailed outline of the final rule on the meaningful use EHR incentive program. The guideli....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 31

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Publication Date: August 05, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert


Volume 12, Issue 31 [Excerpts]

August 5, 2010

CMS Issues FY 2011 Inpatient PPS Final Rule


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the hospital inpatient PPS (IPPS) final rule for fi....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 32

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Publication Date: August 12, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 32 [Excerpts]
August 12, 2010
Call to Action: Write Congress to Support Updating HIM Standard Occupational Classifications
Have you sent a letter to your representative yet to have Congress urge the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 33

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Publication Date: August 19, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 33 [Excerpts]
August 19, 2010 Membership Answers Call to Update the Classification for HIM

Since the beginning of the advocacy effort to update the Standard Occupational Classifications (SOCs) for HIM professionals on July 18, AHIMA memb....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 34

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Publication Date: August 26, 2010

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Volume 12, Issue 34 [Excerpts]
August 26, 2010
AHIMA Updates Meaningful Use Overviews

AHIMA is updating its white paper series on meaningful use to reflect the July publication of the meaningful use final rule. The original series, published early....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 35

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Publication Date: September 02, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 35 [Excerpts]

September 2, 2010
ONC Names First Two EHR Certification Bodies


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced this week that the Certifica....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 36

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Publication Date: September 09, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 36 [Excerpts]

September 9, 2010
ARRA Funds Educational Opportunities


The ARRA/HITECH Act has resulted in unprecedented educational opportunities for health information professionals. To help mee....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 37

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Publication Date: September 16, 2010





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

Volume 12, Issue 37 [Excerpts]

September 16, 2010
Code Set Freeze for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Announced


At the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting on September 15, the final decision for p....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 38

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Publication Date: September 23, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 38 [Excerpts]
September 23, 2010 HHS Looking for Volunteer Health Professionals for Disasters – HIM Volunteers Sought

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a new Web site to register health professionals who are willing to volunteer in the....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 39

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 07, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 39 [Excerpts]

October 6, 2010

AHIMA Overview of FY 2011 Hospital IPPS Final Rule Posted


AHIMA’s summary of the final rule regarding FY 2011 revisions to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) has been posted on....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 40

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Publication Date: October 14, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 40 [Excerpts]
October 14, 2010 New ARRA-funded Health IT Programs Open to Students

New health IT training programs began on schedule in community colleges late last month, filled with students hoping to break into the emerging EHR implementation market. More tha....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 41

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Publication Date: October 21, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 41 [Excerpts]
October 21, 2010 ONC Publishes Revision to Standards, Certification Criteria Final Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published an interim final rule to remove two electronic health records implem....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 42

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Publication Date: October 28, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 42 [Excerpts]

October 28, 2010

Meaningful Use Vocabulary Toolkit Now Available


Gain knowledge of vocabularies required for stage 1 of meaningful use by using the meaningful use vocabulary toolkit. A subgroup of the Clinical Terminology and Clas....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 43

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Publication Date: November 04, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 43 [Excerpts]

November 4, 2010

EHNAC Announces Finalized Criteria for HIE Accreditation Program


The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, recently a....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 44

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Publication Date: November 11, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 44 [Excerpts]
November 11, 2010
NQF Issues Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary of HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services announced recently receipt of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) annual report, which describes the implementation of....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 45

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 18, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 45 [Excerpts]

November 18, 2010

CCHIT Announces Certification Program for Alternative EHRs


The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced a certification program for self-developed, legacy, or customized h....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 46

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Publication Date: December 02, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 46 [Excerpts]

December 2, 2010

CMS Issues Final Regulation for Home Health


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final regulation that sets forth an update to the Home Health Prospective Payment System. The rule incorpor....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 47

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Publication Date: December 09, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 47 [Excerpts]
December 9, 2010 Senate Passes Red Flags Clarification

On November 30, the Senate passed by unanimous consent S. 3987, the Red Flag Clarification Act. Introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD), the legislation would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Ac....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 48

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 16, 2010


Volume 12, Issue 48 [Excerpts]
December 16, 2010
Happy Holidays from AHIMA!
Look for your next issue of e-alert on January 6, 2011!
Presidential Council Recommends New Road to Interoperability

Last week in a press conference that included both Health and Human Se....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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: 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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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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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....

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