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Quality Clinical Documentation—A Costly Challenge

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2009

The debate continues over how to reform healthcare while controlling costs and spending. The options are complex and controversial, and after decades of failed cost and spending control efforts, it’s not surprising that there is skepticism.

Reforming one of the world’s mo....

Quality at the Core

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

Is your hospital getting ready for the Joint Commission’s core measures project? Some hospitals are already transmitting the necessary data as part of the pilot project. Here’s how they are handling the challenges and deriving benefits.
If you’re an HIM director, you prob....

Quality Approach to the ICD-10 Transition: Ensuring Accurate Data Integrity and Care Delivery During the Move to the New Code Set

Author: Nemchik, Scot

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2013

With the ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance deadline looming, most healthcare organizations are working to educate staff and update technology to prepare for the transition. Despite this preparation, there is very little to indicate how the transition to ICD-10 will affect quality tied to data, repo....

Qualifying for Meaningful Use

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 2010

Feb 24, 2010 04:21 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 7

Preceding papers in this series have reviewed the requirements in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in....

Putting Together the Privacy Puzzle

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

“With volunteering, I always get more back than I feel like I give. I’ve gotten to meet wonderful people and I’ve got a network that I can call on if I get stuck.”
—Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, chief privacy officer, Erlanger Health System

How many of us are pursuin....

Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice (2016 update) - Retired

Author: Archer, Anita; Campbell, Angela; D'Amato, Cheryl; McLeod, Melissa; Rugg, Donna

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2016

Editor's Note: This Practice Brief supersedes the May 2013 and March 2010 Practice Briefs titled "Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice."

Mappings between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS will play a critical role in the successful utilization of ICD-10-CM/PCS. The Centers for Me....

Putting the HIM Stamp on RHIOs

Author: Featheringham, Meg

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2007

LaVonne LaMoureaux, RHIA, CAE, is learning firsthand about the intricacies of health information exchange and regional health information organizations (RHIOs). For the past two years, LaMoureaux has volunteered with California’s RHIO (CalRHIO), an independent organization that is bringing toge....

Putting the EHR to the Test

Author: Hawkins, Fanny

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2002

Is clinical documentation significantly different before and after implementing the electronic health record (EHR)?
Believing that the development and implementation of an EHR strategy is required for success, Baylor College of Medicine sought to answer this question. This article present....

Putting the Brakes on Medical Errors


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000

Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), James Jeffords (R-VT), William Frist (R-TN), and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) are continuing to draft legislation that will curb medical errors and, at press time, was expected to be presented in June. Insiders indicated that the bill will likely focus on expan....

Putting the Action in HIM: AHIMA Introduces the ACE Challenge


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2007

Times of enormous change require change agents: people with the vision, expertise, and leadership skills necessary to lead transformation.

AHIMA is calling all HIM change agents to create ACE, the Action Community for e-HIM® Excellence. The program launches this month and is desig....

Putting Productivity Plans to Work

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2001

This is the last in a series of three "Coding Notes" articles addressing productivity measurement and incentive plans for coding professionals. The April Journal of AHIMA (vol. 72, no. 4) article discussed the general principles of developing facility-specific productivity m....

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