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April 12, 2021

AHIMA Releases New Policy Statement on Affordability

A policy statement on the subject of affordability has been approved by AHIMA’s Board of Directors.

 

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April 7, 2021

AHIMA Submits Comments on Code Proposals

AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics on code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.

 

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March 22, 2021

AHIMA Comments on HHS Office for Civil Rights’ Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

AHIMA submitted comments to the HHS Office for Civil Rights regarding its proposed rule that would modify aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  The proposed rule would, among other things, amend certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could present barriers to coordinated care and case management, or impose regulatory burdens without offsetting such burdens through privacy protections.

 

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March 19, 2021

AHIMA Releases New Policy Statement on Telehealth

AHIMA’s Board of Directors has approved a policy statement on the subject of telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies.

 

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March 1, 2021

AHIMA and AHA FAQ: ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding for COVID-19

Ten new questions have been added to the AHIMA/AHA COVID-19 Coding FAQs.

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February 22, 2021

AHIMA Requests FY 2022 Funding for AHRQ

AHIMA and a number of other organizations sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriators requesting no less than $500 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as part of the appropriations legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022.

 

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January 4, 2021

AHIMA Letter to Congressional Leadership

AHIMA has sent a letter to Congressional leadership of the 117th Congress, encouraging the new Congress to ensure health information is fully considered and prioritized in future health policy.

 

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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.

 

Events

May 17-18, 2021 | Virtual Event

AHIMA Virtual Advocacy Summit 2021

For members only, AHIMA’s Virtual Annual Advocacy Summit is a two-day event focused on advocacy and public policy issues linked to AHIMA’s mission and vision. Hear from federal officials in Washington, DC about ongoing public policy work impacting the HIM profession and meet with Members of Congress during Virtual Capitol Hill visits. Participants will earn 12 CEUs.

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