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May 3, 2021

AHIMA Comments on March 2021 C&M Code Proposals

AHIMA Submitted Comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics on ICD-10-CM code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.

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April 30, 2021

AHIMA Comments on April 1 ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Date

AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics on the possible implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS codes on April 1.

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April 21, 2021

Under the Dome: Read Highlights from ICD-10 C&M Committee Meeting

At the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee meeting, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and National Center for Health Statistics discussed the possible adoption of April 1 ICD-10 code updates.

 

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April 15, 2021

AHIMA Comments on US Core for Data Interoperability Draft Version 2

AHIMA submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the US Core For Data Interoperability (USCDI) Version 2. The USCDI establishes a baseline set of standardized data classes and data elements to enhance nationwide, interoperable health information exchange. The USCDI Draft version 2 proposes to new data classes and data elements to the USCDI.

 

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April 13, 2021

Under the Dome: Learn About AHIMA's New Policy Statement on Affordability

As the cost of care rises, policymakers have increasingly focused on the need for greater transparency in healthcare prices and health plan coverage.

 

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April 12, 2021

AHIMA Releases New Policy Statement on Affordability

A policy statement on the subject of affordability has been approved by AHIMA’s Board of Directors.

 

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April 7, 2021

AHIMA Submits Comments on Code Proposals

AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics on code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.

 

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March 22, 2021

AHIMA Comments on HHS Office for Civil Rights’ Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

AHIMA submitted comments to the HHS Office for Civil Rights regarding its proposed rule that would modify aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  The proposed rule would, among other things, amend certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could present barriers to coordinated care and case management, or impose regulatory burdens without offsetting such burdens through privacy protections.

 

Events

May 17-18, 2021 | Virtual Event

AHIMA Virtual Advocacy Summit 2021

For members only, AHIMA’s Virtual Annual Advocacy Summit is a two-day event focused on advocacy and public policy issues linked to AHIMA’s mission and vision. Hear from federal officials in Washington, DC about ongoing public policy work impacting the HIM profession and meet with Members of Congress during Virtual Capitol Hill visits. Participants will earn 12 CEUs.

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