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NEW: ** OkHIMA Volunteers Needed for 2016-2017 ** Click here to find out more

NEW:   CMS Releases MACRA final Rule: 10 things to know!  Click here to read more

NEW:  AHIMA Special E-Alert Octobert 14, 2016 Click here to review 

NEW:  AHIMA E-Alert Oct. 13, 2016 Click here to review

NEW:  AHIMA E-Alert Oct. 6, 2016 Click here to review

NEW:  HOT NEWS! Compliance with the NEW Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule due Oct. 16, 2016 Click here to reiew

JW Modifier delayed until January 2017. Click here for transmittal.  CMS will require modifier -JW on claims for discarded drug or biological amounts not administered to patient and must document this information within the record.  Click here to read more 

CMS has announced a new 3-year Medicare "pre-claim review" demonstration for home health services in five states - Illinois, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts.  Click here to read more

AHIMA Engage - Peer Engagement online community 
Click here to start interacting with your peers by logging in with your AHIMA credentials 

Enacted August 6, 2015, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to provide notification to individuals receiving observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours.  Read more on the CMS webite by clicking here (about half way down the page).  Click here for the zip file of a sample Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and the instructions.

The increasing demand for quality coded data submitted on our claims is critical to support the risk adjusted payment models.  Under CMS’s new reimbursement model, The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (aka MACRA) it will be even more critical. This new “quality payment program” goes into effect in 2019.  Think you can wait to get ready?  Think again.  The performance period begins 01.01.17 and providers will get their first feedback report in July 2017.  Click here for the NPRM from CMS for more information.




Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Convention & Exhibit.  The CEU Survey went out on 10.10.16 with a subject line of “Thank You for Attending the 2016 OkHIMA Annual Convention and Exhibit”.  You will need to complete the survey to get your CEU certificate.  The email went to the address you used to register.  Please watch for this in your SPAM and/or JUNK mail folders.   

If you have any difficulty, please email Shelly Wilson at events@okhima.org.

Compliance with the NEW Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule due October 16, 2016

Read the Final Rule and its requirements HERE


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