Monthly Archives: November 2017



Submitted by Lori McNeil Tolley, RHIA, BS., M.ED., MaHIMA Board Member at Large IG – Information Governance Adoption Model (IGAM)™ Level 4 award SunCoast RHIO earns IGAM Level 4 award from AHIMA ... READ MORE

CODING TIP: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Hi Everyone, Coding tip for the day... Are you searching for a code for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. Look no further. Our outpatient coders helped to bring this question to Coding Clinic. According to Coding Clinic response to the BMC query, assign the following codes: Assign code T40.7x1A, Poisoning by cannabis (derivatives), accidental (unintentional), initial encounter, and code R11.2, Nausea with [...]

MaHIMA Call for Board Nominations

MaHIMA Wants You!  Hear first-hand from those who made the leap, and are still glad they did.   "Over the years I served in several capacities on the MaHIMA board. I was a little nervous the first time I ran for office just because it was a new experience but I had the encouragement and support of friends and colleagues to [...]


Rocky Roads: Patient Right of Access/ Compliant and Patient Centered ROI By Amy L. Derlink, RHIA, CHA With the OCR issued FAQs on patient HIPAA rights to access PHI being out now for over a year, I know many of you are feeling more confident than ever on how to handle these pesky third party requestors who demand records under [...]

IG Corner

Submitted by Lori McNeil Tolley, RHIA, BS., M.ED., MaHIMA Board Member at Large Have you considered IG as a key strategy in managing Patient Identity?

MaHIMA Call for Board Nominations

Have you considered running for the MaHIMA board?  Hear from those who have: “I benefited from participating in MaHIMA by being able to hear great ideas from highly esteemed HIM colleagues on a wide range of important topics.  It opened my mind to view challenges as “opportunities” while also contributing my perspectives to other MaHIMA volunteers.  Having the privilege of [...]

AWARDS: HIM Advocacy

Barry Libman Honored with MaHIMA HIM Advocacy Award MaHIMA announced the selection of Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, as recipient of MaHIMA’s HIM Advocacy Award for 2017. The annual award recognizes individuals who advance the HIM profession with “numerous and long-term contributions.” The HIM Advocacy Award was presented to Barry at MaHIMA’s annual Dot Wagg meeting on Friday, November [...]


MaHIMA welcomes Melissa Roberts, MHA, RHIT Melissa is a recent transplant to New England where she is now Director of CDI and Coding Integrity for Boston Medical Center.  She moved here from her position as Division Director of Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Sisters Health System in Belleville, IL. In her new position, Melissa oversees the day-to-day operations of the [...]

MEET THE SPEAKER: Dena M. Castricone

Data Breaches Most Expensive For Health Care Industry but Precautionary Measures Can Keep Costs Down By Dena M. Castricone Due to the sensitive nature of the information and the fact that it is more valuable to criminals on the dark web, health care providers can take steps to prepare for a data breach, which can reduce the risk of a [...]

CODING TIP: Light Chain Deposition Disease and Hypertension

By Irene Fung, RN,  CCS AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer Do you know the codes for end stage renal disease due to monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease “Light Chain Deposition Disease” and hypertension? According to Coding Clinic response to BMC query, assign the following codes: D89.89 Other specified disorders involving the immune mechanism I12.0 Hypertensive Chronic kidney disease with stage 5 [...]

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