Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, December 2009

HIM Briefings, December 1, 2009

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The December issue of MRB is full of time-saving tips and information for HIM directors. This month’s HIPAA Happenings addresses what HIM directors can do to ensure the security of PHI in light of HITECH breach notification requirements. In New Director’s Niche, Elise Belanger, RHIA, takes readers through a medical record journey from the 1960s through the present day. In EHR beat, we’ll discuss how the EHR may affect your next accreditation survey and what you need to do to prepare. In Coding Corner, several experts provide advice for how to budget for the costly transition to ICD-10. This Month’s Training Tool includes several HIPAA-related scenarios to test staff members’ knowledge. In Standards of the Month, Jean Clark, RHIA, CSHA, discusses XXX. Finally, This Month’s Idea is to collaborate with the C-suite in your hospital to accomplish a smooth EHR transition.

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