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New World of Information Governance

Author: Gordon, Lynne Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2016

This month, AHIMA celebrates our fourth annual Information Governance (IG) Month. AHIMA created this event to increase awareness and understanding of IG and to help members understand IG’s importance to HIM practice. You’ll be seeing more details about IG Month in our publicati....

New Web Site Highlights Advocacy Efforts


Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

The path of the HIM profession is not always decided inside the healthcare facility. Local, state, and federal government agencies and national standards organizations routinely make decisions that dramatically affect an HIM professional’s work and career.

In order to have a say in t....

New PHR Campaign Announced for 2008


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008

At a press conference AHIMA announced an expanded public awareness campaign to promote personal health record (PHR) awareness. Titled “It’s HI Time, America!” the campaign will promote four components essential to a comprehensive health record: high technology, high quality, high security, and....

NCVHS Groups Explore CPR, Privacy Rule Possibilities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001

HIPAA's fifth anniversary was marked by meetings of two key subcommittees of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS): the standards (transactions) and security subcommittee and the privacy and confidentiality subcommittee. At the security subcommittee, experts fr....

Moving Closer to an NHII Reality

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2004

In May 2002 the AHIMA Board of Directors declared a position on what, for most professionals in the industry, is only a dream: a national health information infrastructure. The statement read, “AHIMA believes that for the United States’ healthcare industry to meet the current and f....

Modifications to ICD-10-CM/PCS Under Review

Author: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee, a public forum on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS code updates, met in September 2013. Meetings of this committee are co-chaired by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Coding proposals are presented at these meetings and the public is given the opportunity to comment. No final decisions regarding the adoption of code proposals are made at the meetings, but are made by the director of NCHS and the administrator of CMS.

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