MaHIMA Medicolegal Guide to Health Record Information
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Book and USB: $ 180.00
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Publication date, 2016
Our Medico-Legal Guide to Health Record Information provides references to the laws and legal issues pertinent to various Health Care settings.
- Chapters covering topics such as: Record Content and Retention, Reporting Requirements, Legal Process, Acute Care Records, Mental Health Records, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Records, Long -Term Care Records, Ambulatory Service Records, Community Health, Federal and State Identity Regulations & Statutes, Student Health Records, Workers Compensation, Infant Safe Haven Laws, Adoption Records, Pediatric Records, Advanced Care Directives, Resources, Regulation & Statues, and MaHIMA updates, and more.
- Guide offered in hardcopy & electronic format (USB)
- Revision completed December 2016
- Expected ship date January 2017
AHIMA, Stakeholder Groups Urge Lawmakers to Advance Patient Identity Solutions – October 11, 2016 AHIMA Joins Groups Applauding House Report Language and Urging Lawmakers to Advance Patient ID Solutions – Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions are picking up momentum. Last week, AHIMA signed a letter, along with nearly two dozen healthcare organizations, encouraging House appropriators to advance legislative report language that could remove barriers to the Department of Health and Human Services engaging with the private sector to develop solutions ensuring patients are accurately identified and matched to the correct medical record when they seek care.
Since the late 1990s, the government has been prohibited from even discussing unique patient identifier system after privacy advocates raised fears that an assigned identification number would encroach on individual privacy. In March and April of this year, AHIMA’s #MyHealthID campaign aimed to raise awareness of the issue
The Legislative Affairs Committee is comprised of health information management professionals from a variety of health care settings and legal professionals who specialize in health care. The Committee provides advocacy, education and information to the membership. The Legislative Affairs Committee advocates on behalf of the profession. The committee reaches out to elected representatives during annual Beacon Hill Day visits, and by organizing calls, letters and e-mail to elected representatives to advocate on issues of importance to the health information management community. The Committee provides educational opportunities to the membership and delivers timely and informative updates to the membership through e-Alerts, eChannel articles, and periodic updates of our Medico-Legal Guide.
If interested please contact:
Director, Legislative Focus and Advocacy
Norma Chitvanni, RHIT, CHPS