Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, October 2009

HIM Briefings, October 1, 2009

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This month’s 16-page expanded issue includes our four-page quarterly insert that focuses on EHRs. Our cover story provides an overview of the comprehensive annual MRB salary survey, which is part one of a two-part series. Our Standards of the Month column addresses restraints and seclusions and provides tips for Joint Commission compliance. This month’s EHR-related articles provide must-know EHR implementation tips as well as strategies to get to know your EHR vendor before making a final purchase decision. HIPAA Happenings outlines breach notification requirements according to ARRA. Coding Corner provides advice for how HIM directors can lobby for increased coder education in light of the 2010 IPPS final rule. This Month’s Training Tool includes various HIPAA-related scenarios that staff members can use to test their knowledge. This Month’s Idea is to create a policy that addresses social media and its implications for patient privacy.

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