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December 17, 2020

AHIMA Letter to President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team

AHIMA has sent a letter to the Biden Transition Team outlining our priorities for the next Administration, and encouraging the new Administration to ensure health information is fully considered in future health policy.

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December 15, 2020

AHIMA Requests Regulatory Comment Period Extension

AHIMA Joins Provider Groups in Requesting Comment Period Extension on CMS Reducing Provider Burden by Improving Prior Authorization proposed rule.

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AHIMA Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance Sue Bowman

December 14, 2020

New COVID-19 Codes To Be Implemented Soon

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are implementing six new ICD-10-CM and 21 new ICD-10-PCS codes, effective January 1, 2021.

See new codes and descriptions

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December 14, 2020

AHIMA Joins Leading Health Organizations Advocating for Cybersecurity

AHIMA joined a letter in support of language in H.R.7898, which gives much-needed protection to healthcare providers who follow recognized security practices to fend off cyberattacks.

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AHIMA director of policy and state advocacy engagement Lesley Kadlec

December 2, 2020

Taking the AHIMA Naming Policy Pledge

Have you ever wondered how you can advocate for accurate patient identity but didn’t know where to start? Consider joining the over 1,000 individuals who have taken the AHIMA Naming Policy pledge.

Learn more about the pledge

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