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Inside this issue - April 2, 2015:

Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert

On March 31, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert issued relative to the safe use of health information technology.

The AHIMA IGPHC (Information Governance Principles for Health Care) are referenced in the Joint Commission Alert.

Modern Healthcare has also addressed this issue. Click here to view. This is a great opportunity and a responsibility for HIM professionals to lead Information Governance (IG) efforts in your facility. If you are not already familiar with IG, review and learn about  Information Governance Principles for Health Care - you may be surprised to learn that you are ALREADY leading IG efforts through traditional HIM practices. PLEASE BE A PART OF THIS!!

THIMA will be offering more educational opportunities in IG in the coming months.

In the meantime, here is a lecture recorded by Rebecca Reynolds which is a great introduction to IG.

AHIMA has great resources:

This one-page fact sheet is a great summary:

Free Webinar on Transforming Revenue Cycle

Join TNHFMA for a free Webinar on Transforming Revenue Cycle from Administrative to Patient Services:

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April 14, 2015, 11 am Central

Do You Have Experience with Direct?

If your organization is using Direct Secure Messaging, would you be willing to share experiences? If so, please contact

Announcing New Webinar Series: CDI for ICD-10 by Body System

This program follows the general format of ICD-10-CM chapters for each body system are designed to provide each participant with information needed to facilitate proper assignment of the appropriate ICD-10-CM code. The program will also cover the anatomy of the different body systems, general ICD-10-CM coding conventions and guidelines as well as chapter specific coding rules. Upon completion of the webinar series, each participant should be able to identify issues and documentation needed to allow for correct ICD-10-CM coding.

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New Dates for ICD-10 Bootcamps in Knoxville

The ICD-10 BootCamps planned for April 9, 22, and 23, have been rescheduled.

The new dates are June 4th (instead of April 9), June 30 (instead of April 22), and July 1 (instead of April 23).

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Upcoming Meetings

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CAHIMA Meeting
April 16, 2015
Chattanooga, TN

THIMA/THA 2015 ICD-10 Boot Camp
May/June 2015
Nashville, TN

THIMA/THA 2015 ICD-10 Boot Camp
June/July 2015
Knoxville, TN


CDI for ICD-10 by Body System
April-August 2015

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