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September-October 2020

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A Tangled Mess
Tasked with learning on the fly, coders have run into road bumps in an attempt to fully capture COVID-19 conditions.

The ICD-11 Clock Is Ticking
The next version of coding’s bible is lined up and ready to make its presence felt in the not-too-distant future.

Eliminating the Problems From Problem Lists
Improperly maintained problem lists can become cluttered with outdated or redundant information of little clinical value.

HIM Homebodies
When the pandemic struck, HIM departments had little choice but to take the remote route. How’s it going and what are the lessons learned thus far?

For Hackers, It’s as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4
Shoddy password management continues to plague health care organizations.

departments

Editor’s Note

Evolving Education
Learn how two institutions incorporated interprofessional education into their HIM curriculum.

Audit Alley
As acute respiratory failure cases mount, it’s more important than ever to dig into the reasons why such claims would be denied.

2020 Education Guide

HIPAA Challenges
How should organizations approach the Security Personnel standard, which requires every covered entity to identify one person who is operationally responsible for ensuring that the organization complies with the Security Rule?

Datebook

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