Health Information Management

Medical Records Briefing, March 2010

HIM Briefings, March 1, 2010

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This month's issue includes an article on EHR meaningful use standards and what hospitals should do now that the proposed and interim final rules related to EHRs have been released. In addition, readers can find out about a productivity incentive plan for coders and transcriptionists in the "This month's idea" column, as well as find tips for managing an understaffed HIM department in the "Management matters" section of the newsletter. The issue also contains an article on managing off-site record storage, a HIPAA privacy refresher quiz to share with staff members, and an article on which Joint Commission standards are going to be important based on 2009 surveys. The monthly Minute for the Medical Staff insert focuses on proper surgical risk documentation and mortality and morbidity statistics.

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