American Health Information Management Association


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American Health Information Management Association

 (AHIMA)
an organization founded in 1928 for individuals interested in health systems information management, biostatistics, classification systems, and systems analysis. An important function is the certification of medical record personnel as registered record administrators and accredited record technicians (see medical records administrator). It also publishes the Glossary of Health Care Terms to standardize health care terminology. The address is 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800.

A·mer·i·can Health In·for·ma·tion Man·age·ment As·so·ci·a·tion

(AHIMA) (ă-mer'i-kăn helth in'fōr-mā'shŭn man'ăj-mĕnt ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
Organization that offers various forms of certification for supervisors and medical coders (e.g., registered health information administrator [RHIA], registered health information technician [RHIT], certified coding associate [CCA], and certified coding specialist [CCS]), although there are many other levels of certification available from this organization.
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Lydia Washington, senior director of Health Information Practice Excellence at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), says there is no industry standard for how long an individual should keep medical information.
"To safeguard our financial records, we count on all bank employees to follow all the rules all the time," explains Bonnie Cassidy, president of the American Health Information Management Association (ahima.org), a nonprofit group dedicated to the ethical use of health information.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA, Chicago) has named Alan F.
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WASHINGTON -- The upcoming ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure coding system is more complicated than its predecessor, ICD-9, but it will allow for a greater level of clinical detail and will be better able to keep up with advances in technology, several speakers said at a meeting sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association.
When accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association's Council on Accreditation, the Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to write the national accreditation examination for the Registered Health Information Technician.
Sponsored by all of the major national associations involved in long-term care, and under the auspices of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the stakeholders had the opportunity to hear and network with the thought leaders of the field.
He is Chair of the HIMSS Long Term and Post Acute Care Special Interest Group and a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Health Level 7 (HL7).
This American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) guide for professionals in the field explains the importance of accurate health records in behavioral healthcare settings, though the basic principles are applicable to other healthcare settings.
"We won't disagree that there would be some cost to making the change, but we don't have a choice as a country," said Sue Bowman, director of coding policy and compliance for the American Health Information Management Association, a nonprofit association of more than 46,000 members that manage patient health records and databases for providers, health plans, governments and provider organizations.
Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.
would be in the billions as well, said Don Asmonga, a government relations manager for American Health Information Management Association, in a previous article in Arkansas Business.

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