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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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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.

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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.

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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,…

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AHIMA & leading healthcare orgs form Patient ID Now coalition

Six leading healthcare organizations announced the formation of a national coalition called Patient ID Now, which is committed to addressing the issue of patient identification by advocating for legislation and regulations.

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July 23, 2020

COVID-19 & Work Life of HIM Professionals: An IFHIMA Survey

IFHIMA conducted a survey of its membership who are representative of the WHO regions, including Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, South East Asia, and Western Pacific. 

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July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Magnifies Urgent Need for Patient Identification Strategies

In a Virtual Capitol Hill briefing officials discussed patient identification issues that have cropped up in coronavirus hotspots across the country as a result of faulty data.

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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.

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