Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, September 2009

HIM Briefings, September 1, 2009

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This month’s issue covers a wide variety of topics of interest to HIM directors. Our cover story addresses a case study outlining one hospital’s approach to reducing unnecessary one-day stays in preparation for RAC audits. EHR beat discusses the HIM director’s role in the transition to HIPAA 5010 and is the second article in a two-part series. This month’s training tool provides an opportunity for HIM directors to test coders’ knowledge of changes that will take effect October 1. Our standards of the month column provides sage advice for how to comply with IM.03.01.01 and IM.04.01.01. Coding corner provides advice on how to audit and monitor the POA indicator. Finally, this month’s idea pertains to confidentiality agreements and how to handle data breaches.

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