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

NEW:  AHIMA E-Alert December 8, 2016 Click here to review

NEW:  AHIMA E-Alert December 1, 2016 Click here to review

AHIMA E-Alert November 17, 2016 Click here to review

AHIMA E-Alert Nov 10, 2016 Click here to review

AHIMA E-Alert Nov 3, 2016 Click here to review

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

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

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.




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Six AHIMA Awards Received in 2016:
  • Winner of the AHIMA Cheer Contest
  • 1st place: CSA Recognition for Coding Leadership
  • Honorable Mention for CSA Team Recognition for Coding RoundTable Activities
  • 1st place: CSA Strategic Initiative Achievement Award for Informatics
  • 1st place: CSA Strategic Initiative Achievement Award for Information Governance
  • 1st place: CSA Strategic Initiative Achievement Award for Leadership

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