From Darice’s Desk:
H.I.Mentors Newsletter, September 2104 - Volume VII
Fall is in the air, and a lot us are looking forward to the upcoming AHIMA Convention in sunny San Diego. H.I.Mentors does not have a separate booth exhibit this year, but we still look forward to seeing many of you at the show.
I think we all are relieved to see the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date is back on track for October 1, 2015. Many of you did not skip a beat in your transition plans and have kept the momentum going so as not to lose the hard work you have already put in getting your departments prepared.
It’s important that you use the extra time to take another look at budgets, staffing needs and IT and technology requirements. Technology reviews, CDI assessments and training and I-9/1-10 coding audits can all help you set priorities and identify the gaps for making sure your organization is ready to roll with coding in 2015! (Read more on ICD-10 in the Solution of the Month)
As a special note, my new book “Strategies for Electronic Document and Health Record Management”
is being formally premiered by AHIMA Press at the show, and I’ll be speaking on the Legal Health Record and Document Integrity and signing copies of the book at Booth #425 ChartMaxx/Quest Diagnostics. Speaking times and days are:
Monday 9/29 12 noon and 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9/30 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10/1 9:00 am
Copies can also be purchased at the AHIMA booth or ordered online at:
Enjoy the end of 3rd
Quarter and Happy Health Information Technology Week!
Darice Gryzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Academy Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer,
President, H.I.Mentors LLC