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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 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 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.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 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 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 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 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.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 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





AHIMA Advantage E-Alert

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

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
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 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 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....

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert v.12 issue 21

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Publication Date: May 27, 2010





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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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Publication Date: June 03, 2010

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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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Publication Date: June 10, 2010





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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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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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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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Publication Date: July 01, 2010

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
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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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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Publication Date: July 22, 2010

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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 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 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





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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

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
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

AHIMA Advantage E-Alert
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





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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....

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