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There is a new requirement for HHAs to obtain documentation from the certifying physician's and/or the acute/post-acute care facility's medical record for the patient that served as the basis for the certification of patient eligibility. This new requirement was finalized in the Calendar Year 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule (CMS-1611-F) effective for home health episodes beginning on or after January 1, 2015. 12/18/14
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Last month, HHS and the OCR published a special bulletin to ensure HIPAA Covered Entities and their Business Associates are aware of the rules for sharing PHI in an emergency situations.  It is basically a refresher in response to the Ebola outbreak. 12/17/14
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CMS has published 3 new tools facilities can use to perform self-assessments and measure compliance with 3 COP’s for Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI), Infection Control, and Discharge Planning. 12/17/14

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Oklahoma has amended its Discovery Code under HB 3375 signed by Governor 04.28.14 effective November 1, 2014.  This amendment make it required for the plaintiff to supply the defendant with a patient authorization to obtain medical records within 60 days of filing the petition for physical or mental injuries.  House Bill 3375 should drastically reduce the difficulties for defense lawyers (and all of us) who are trying to get patient authorizations to obtain records. 12/17/14

MAC Contractor for Oklahoma - Novitas Solutions - Click to learn more.
RAC Limits Raised - Click to learn more.
MAC JH Protest:   Click Here to read details of the "stop work order"

Medical Loss Ratio Fact Sheet

Phase II of the OHCA Cesarean Section Quality Initiative begins with September 1st

Connolly Healthcare Expands to Medical Necessity

Avoid Part A Claim Denial 56900

CMS Special Open Door Forums - Click Here to Access Downloads

Medicare Proposes New Value Based Hospital Purchasing Program

OkHIMA Announcements

2015 OPPS Final Rule
- Released November 10th, 2014
CMS Requires ICD-10 Compliance by 10/1/15 - Acknowledgement Testing Dates Listed
RAC to Restart Reviews - Announced 8/27/2014
Lankford signed for Oklahoma - Read More HERE!!

Check out the new AHIMA Career Map at www.hicareers.com 
CMS announces the departure of Dr. Berwick replaced by Marilyn Tavenner
View the AHIMA Hill Day slideshow  and see your OkHIMA Representatives
9 Hot College Majors - Check Out #4!!
New ICD-10 Implementation Handbooks Now Available
New MAC Awarded - Read More - Region H - Highmark Medicare Services Inc.

AHIMA - Application To Serve
AHIMA Selects New CEO
New External Quality Review Organization

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