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AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 42

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

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 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 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 39

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

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 38

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 27

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Publication Date: July 09, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 27 [Excerpts]

July 9, 2009

AHIMA Comments on Skilled Nursing Facilities Inpatient Prospective Payment System


AHIMA submitted comments last week in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register [74FR22208] for th....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 26

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Publication Date: July 02, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 26 [Excerpts]

July 2, 2009

AHIMA Comments on ONC Meaningful Use Definition


In response to a call for comments from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) regarding the draft definition for meaningful use of certificated electronic health r....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 25

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Publication Date: June 25, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 25 [Excerpts]

June 25, 2009

Senate HELP Continues Health Reform Mark-Up: House Publishes Draft Bill


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has continued its mark-up of healthcare reform, the “Affordable Healthc....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 24

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Publication Date: June 18, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 24 [Excerpts]

June 18, 2009


ONC Releases “Meaningful Use” Draft Definition


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a draft definition for the “meaningful use” of EHRs prepared by a workgroup of....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 23

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Publication Date: June 11, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 23 [Excerpts]

June 11, 2009

Cantwell Reintroduces Allied Health Reinvestment Act


Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has reintroduced the “Allied Health Reinvestment Act,” legislation to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote and....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 22

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Publication Date: June 04, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 22 [Excerpts]

June 4, 2009

AHIMA Responds to FTC Breach Rule


AHIMA submitted comments related to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) April 20 Proposed Rule for Health Breach Notification last week. The FTC rule will apply to non-....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 21

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Publication Date: May 28, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 21 [Excerpts]

May 28, 2009

ONC Release Stimulus Time Table


Citing its obligations to “act swiftly but thoughtfully” the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently released an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) impl....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 20

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Publication Date: May 21, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 20 [Excerpts]

May 20, 2009

Proposed CMS Budget for FY 2010 Includes ICD-10 Conversion Funds


The proposed $3.5 billion discretionary budget for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) includes $62.5 million to begin CMS conversion t....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 19

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Publication Date: May 14, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 19 [Excerpts]

May 13, 2009

Registration Is Open for CMS' ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation and General Equivalence Mappings Conference Call


Providers may now register for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) ICD-10-CM/PCS Implement....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 18

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Publication Date: May 07, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 18 [Excerpts]

May 7, 2009

Red Flags Rule Delayed until August 1


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has delayed the enforcement date of the Red Flags rule until August 1. The final rule was published in the November 9, 2007 Federal Register . Th....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 17

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Publication Date: April 30, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 17 [Excerpts]

April 30, 2009

National Coordinator Opens Discussion on "Meaningful Use"


Noting that he was not a technician but rather a user and policy expert on health information technology (HIT), newly named National Coordinator for HIT Davi....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 16

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Publication Date: April 23, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 16 [Excerpts]

April 23, 2009

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Personal Health Record Breach Notification Rule


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act establishes the first federal requirements on health data breach reporting and notific....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 15

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Publication Date: April 16, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 15 [Excerpts]

April 16, 2009

Log On to the Journal for Privacy Week


Join the Journal of AHIMA on its Web site daily during Health Information Privacy and Security Week 2009 as a different guest writer explores the hottest privacy and security....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 14

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Publication Date: April 09, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 14 [Excerpts]
April 9, 2009 HHS Nomination Stalled Until After Congress’ Spring Recess

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services seemed to be on a fast track for approval....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 13

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Publication Date: April 02, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 13 [Excerpts]
April 2, 2009 Joint Commission’s Updated Hospital COP-related Requirements

In January 2009, The Joint Commission posted 165 new and revised requirements as part of its hospital deeming application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 12

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Publication Date: March 26, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 12 [Excerpts]

March 26, 2009

Be Prepared for Changes in Accounting for All Disclosures


Covered entities and their business associates that use electronic health records (EHRs) will be required to account for all disclosures of protected health....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 11

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Publication Date: March 19, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 11 [Excerpts]

March 19, 2009

It's Official-ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Rules Effective March 17


March 17 marked a significant step for AHIMA as the final rules for the adoption and implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS became effective along....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 10

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Publication Date: March 12, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 10 [Excerpts]

March 12, 2009

ICD-10 and Electronic Transaction Standards Final Rules Become Effective March 17


On January 15, the US Department of Health and Human Services released two final rules that will facilitate the United States' ongoin....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 9

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Publication Date: March 05, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 9 [Excerpts]
March 5, 2009 Sebelius Nominated for HHS Secretary, Appoints DeParle to Key Health Post

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been nominated by President Barack Obama as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Kansas Democrat fills the....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 8

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Publication Date: February 26, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 8 [Excerpts]

February 26, 2009

President Obama Gives First Congressional Address, Cites Need for Healthcare Reform


President Barack Obama gave his first address to a joint session of the US Congress on February 24. Although not an official Stat....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 7

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Publication Date: February 19, 2009



Volume 11, Issue 7 [Excerpts]

February 19, 2009


President Obama Signs Stimulus Package



On February 17, President Obama signed the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009." The final conference agreement on HR 1 passed the House and Senate o....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 6

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Publication Date: February 12, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 6 [Excerpts]

February 12, 2009

Senate Passes Stimulus Package, House-Senate Conference to Commence


On February 10, the U.S. Senate passed its version of HR 1, the "American Recovery and Investment Act." Senate and House leaders will now confere....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 5

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Publication Date: February 05, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 5 [Excerpts]

February 5, 2009

What the Stimulus Package Means for HIM


The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1, the "American Recovery and Investment Act," on January 28. Although hoping for bipartisan support for the legislation, the bill....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 4

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Publication Date: January 29, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 4 [Excerpts]

January 29, 2009




Three House Committees Pass Economic Stimulus Package with Health IT Dollars


Last week in the House of Representatives, three committees passed economic recovery legislation that contained $20 billio....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 3

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Publication Date: January 22, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 3 [Excerpts]

January 22, 2009





$20 Billion Allotted for Health IT in Economic Stimulus Proposal

HHS Publishes ICD-10-CM/PCS Final Rule

HHS Publishes HIPAA Transaction Final Rule

AHIMA Members Influence Cong....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 2

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Publication Date: January 15, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 2 [Excerpts]

January 15, 2009





Rep. Wu Reintroduces Work Force Legislation

Senate HELP Explores Health IT Options, Reviews Daschle Nomination

2009 ICD-10-CM Files Posted to NCHS Web Site

Senators Stabenow a....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.11 issue 1

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Publication Date: January 08, 2009


Volume 11, Issue 1 [Excerpts]

January 8, 2009





2009 ICD-10 Files Posted on the CMS Web Site

HHS Secretary Announces New Privacy Principles

Congress Returns for Its 111th Session

AHIMA to Launch Congressional Introductory C....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.10 issue 49

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Publication Date: December 18, 2008


Volume 10, Issue 49 [Excerpts]

December 18, 2008






HHS Secretary Announces Privacy Principles, Tools

FDA Issues Data Retention Guidance

Joint Commission Issues Alert on Technology’s Affects on Patient Care

AHIMA R....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.10 issue 48

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Publication Date: December 11, 2008


Volume 10, Issue 48 [Excerpts]

December 11, 2008





CMS, CDC Host Listening Session on Hospital-acquired Conditions

Comments on AHRQ Patient Safety Organization Common Formats Due by 12-31

AHRQ, PSOPPC to Host Call on Patient Safety Org....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.10 issue 47

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Publication Date: December 04, 2008


Volume 10, Issue 47 [Excerpts]

December 4, 2008





AHIMA Issues Position Statement on Health Data Stewardship

AHRQ, OCR Issue Final Rule for Patient Safety

New California Privacy Laws Effective January 1

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