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Journal Q&A (5/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2000

Q: Is electronic record storage legal?
A: HCFA authorizes computerized health records as long as they are maintained in a form that can be reproduced legally. In addition, the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, Medical Records Services specify that hospitals must use....

Journal Q&A (4/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2000

Q: When are rubber-stamp signatures acceptable? I read in a Part A newsletter that Medicare no longer accepts rubber-stamp signatures on documents that certify, order, or justify a service billed to Medicare. The newsletter cited the Medicare Conditions of Participation for hospitals (42CFR482.....

Journal Q&A (4/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2000

Q: Where on the Web can I find information about HIPAA?
A: The following Web sites provide a variety of information on HIPAA regulations and information security:
AHIMA (www.ahima.org): AHIMA has a variety of information available on its Web site, including a checklist pract....

Journal Q&A (4/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2000

Q: I was under the impression that a new prospective payment system (PPS) was to be implemented on October 1, 2000, for Medicare patients in rehabilitation hospitals. Where can I locate the proposed rules?
A: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 mandated that a PPS be implemented for rehab h....

Journal Q&A (2/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 2000

Q: What Internet security guidelines are available?
A: Initially, Medicare issued a statement that the Internet was not secure enough for transmission of sensitive data. However, the growing demand for transmittal of HCFA Privacy Act-protected data via the Internet resulted in HCFA's....

Journal Q&A (2/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 2000

Q: When does an incomplete record become delinquent?
A: An incomplete record is one in which any element of the record is incomplete or inaccurate and can be completed or corrected by the healthcare provider. A delinquent record is an incomplete health record that has remained inco....

Journal Q&A (2/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 2000

Q: The ambulatory care facility where I work is considering implementing an electronic signature process. Is the use of electronic signature acceptable in ambulatory care? Also, what guidelines for this are available?
A: The use of electronic signatures is acceptable to the Joint Comm....

Journal Q&A (10/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 02, 1998


Q: I work in a skilled nursing facility and want to know if it is mandatory for all states to use Resource Utilization Groups III (RUGS III). If so, when was the deadline?

A: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 mandates the implementation of a per diem prospective payment sy....

Journal Q&A (10/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 02, 1998


Q: Where can I find information about a system that will allow for the electronic transmission of Minimum Data Set (MDS) information?

A: One of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA's) proposals relating to the MDS 2.0 resident assessment process requires lo....

Journal Q&A (10/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 02, 1998


Q: I am currently serving on a team that is looking at re-engineering its patient cycle time (i.e., getting the patient in and out of the facility as quickly and efficiently as possible, without sacrificing patient/provider interaction). As we review our release of information processe....

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