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CY 2018 CPT Updates

Author: Comfort, Angie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2018

By Angie Comfort, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

The holidays have come and gone. Now, we must focus our professional attention on what did not “go” with the ringing in of the new year: those 2018 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code updates. As is customary for every January 1st,....

Chatbots Moving into Healthcare Registration

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2018

If you’ve ever had a question about your cell phone bill or a dispute with an online retailer, you might have found the least stressful way to solve your problem is by clicking on the “chat with a representative” button. You’re not put on hold, the representative is exceeding....

Resolution ≠ Transformation

Author: Smith, Diann H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2018

By Diann H. Smith, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA

The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on the previous year’s events and to work on setting New Year’s resolutions—personal goals that will improve our lives or careers. It’s a good idea to contemplate what we mi....

The Arrest of a Nurse in Utah and Relevant Laws

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2018

By Jill Burrington-Brown, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

On July 26, 2017, Alex Wubbels, a nurse in the burn unit at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, was arrested in an incident that has since been viewed widely on video captured from police body cameras. She refused to let a police phlebotomist....

Inspiring Leadership, Influencing Change

Author: Smith, Diann H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2018

By Diann H. Smith, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA

Serving the AHIMA membership as president/chair is a great honor and privilege. I’m humbled that you entrusted me to be your leader at a crucial time in our profession. From the very beginning of my career I was fortunate to have the support, e....

Why Fax Machines Won’t Die in Healthcare

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2018

In an article that likens the fax machine to “the cockroach of American medicine,” Vox explores why, in the midst of the tech revolution, healthcare organizations are still relying on the antiquated fax machine to exchange medical records. Their conclusion is clear—health record sy....

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