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August 2014


Recruit, Retain, Rejoice
Finding and keeping qualified coders are keys to the success and happiness of HIM departments.

The Friends and Family Plan for Online Records
With patients now able to grant portal access to others, the release of information process has become more complicated.

CAC’s Effect on Accuracy Rates
Several factors play a major role in whether computer-assisted coding proves worthwhile.

The Bottom Line on Telehealth
The technology offers many benefits, but measuring its financial success isn’t always straightforward.


Editor’s Note

ICD-10 Update
Don’t sit back and revel in the extra time Congress so awkwardly granted in April. Instead, take these five steps to keep the ICD-10 conversion moving forward.

EHR Insider
By following these 10 suggestions, health care consultants can ease the stress associated with technology implementations.

Wireless World
A text messaging program helped at-risk pregnant women better manage their care.

Education Resource Guide

Products and Services
Documentation specificity is the goal of a new tool designed to enhance coding.

News Briefs
According to a recent survey, industry experts expect clinical documentation to be a major concern both before and after the introduction of ICD-10.


By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care’s facts and figures.