Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, April 2009

HIM Briefings, April 1, 2009

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This month?s issue is full of time-saving tips and guidance related to Joint Commission changes, scanning productivity, staff training, and much more. Accreditation topics include tips on how to maintain compliance with several Joint Commission changes that took effect January 1 as well as how to implement a disaster recovery plan according to IM.01.01.03. Coding topics include advice on how to devise a four-year plan to provide ICD-10 training. An additional training tool allows you to test coders? knowledge of wound care coding. Management topics include tips for how to effectively staff your coding department as well as how to solicit feedback from other departments to foster HIM process improvement. Finally, EHR topics include an overview of the results of our scanning productivity benchmarking survey as well as tips for how to optimize your use of computer output laser disk.

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