Focus On: Patient Identification and Matching
As the leading advocate for the adoption of a nationwide patient identification strategy, AHIMA recognizes that eliminating patient identification and matching (PIM) errors is essential to better safety and care outcomes.
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Patient Identification And Matching
Every patient deserves to have their health information tell a complete and accurate story at every step in their care journey.
Focus On: Social Determinants of Health
As the leading voice of health information, AHIMA believes that health information professionals bring a uniquely comprehensive view to using SDOH data.
Oct 15, 2020 | AHIMA20
Consensus Methods to Develop SDOH Terminology and Standards
Presenters at this session will describe the role of the Gravity Project in this effort, review the different types of SDOH data that range from determining if the patient is at risk, establishing a diagnosis related to the risk and...
July 31, 2020
U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Remove Longstanding Ban Around Patient Identification
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove the longstanding ban in its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that stifles innovation around patient identification.
July 31, 2020
CMS Announces New ICD-10-PCS Codes for COVID-19 Treatments, Effective Aug. 1
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics for the treatment of COVID-19, including remdesivir and convalescent plasma,…
AHIMA20 Virtual Conference
Expect a streamlined AHIMA20 Virtual Conference experience. Find all respected content from the Clinical Coding Meeting, Privacy and Security Institute, and CDI Summit in the Conference agenda at one great price. We’re looking forward to the best AHIMA Conference yet! Registration is open now!
OCT 15, 2020 | Informatics, Analysis and Data Use
Data Analytics to Reconcile Clinical and Claims Data
The presenter at this session will describe analytical data validation methods to uncover documentation and/or coding patterns resulting in inaccurate coverage and payment. This unique approach analyzes clinical data captured in the EHR to measure claims data quality.
Oct 15, 2020 | Patient Identification & Matching
The Importance of Identifying Patients Correctly
Presenters at this interactive session will provide a C-Suite oriented update on recent directions in achieving accurate patient matching within and across healthcare organizations. They will highlight current and promising technology approaches as well as recent federal health policy actions intended to enhance patient matching.
Oct 15, 2020 | Social Determinants of Health
How Health Information Supports Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
This moderated discussion will include the differences in social determinants and social needs. Presenters will also explore how if EHRs were to start collecting information on social needs and determinants, patient health data could inform social determinants of health policy decisions at a community and population level.
Journal of AHIMA
Health information is critical to healthcare evolution. Join the conversation as we explore leading trends in the industry. Subscription to AHIMA’s online Journal is included with membership.
HIM Body of Knowledge
The HIM Body of Knowledge provides resources and tools to advance health information professional practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare.