Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, January 2010

HIM Briefings, January 1, 2010

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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 HIM directors role in RAC preparation, based on recently released RAC survey results. There is also a related case study on continued ways to prepare for RACs. Our Standards of the Month column addresses how to keep medical records Joint Commission survey-ready. This month’s EHR-related articles provide information on how and why to avoid a hybrid record, as well as how to manage electronic information outside of the EHR. Coding Corner provides information on ICD-10 challenges, as well as how to take advantage of the opportunity the conversion presents. The 2009 Index of articles is also included in this issue, as well as the monthly Minute for the Medical Staff insert with focuses on code specificity.

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