The Journal of AHIMA and other AHIMA publications serve as professional development tools for health information management professionals. AHIMA-published coding content, such as the Coding Notes articles in the Journal of AHIMA, and the CodeWrite e-newsletter, keeps readers current on issues that affect the practice of health information management. Furthermore, these publications contribute to the field by publishing work that disseminates best practices and presents new knowledge. Articles are grounded in experience or applied research, and they represent the diversity of health information management roles and healthcare settings.
Publications that are currently seeking volunteer writers include:
- CodeWrite e-newsletter
- Coding Notes article in Journal of AHIMA
While we’d love it if you are interested in contributing as an author more than once or on a semi-regular basis, one-time authors are invited to apply as well. Volunteer authors do not need to have publishing experience (though it is a plus) and will work directly with AHIMA staff subject matter experts and Journal editors to facilitate, develop, and review an article. Those interested are strongly encouraged to review recent issues or posts of the publication for which they would like to write for topics of interest, as well as to understand the tone of the publications.
Additional information on the specific opportunities is included below.
The CodeWrite is a monthly e-newsletter for the coding community and contains practical news for coding, reimbursement, and healthcare compliance. Articles sought include:
- Clinical articles illustrating correct coding related to coding principles and concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, or medical terminology (learn more about typical length and format)
- Articles related to new reimbursement methodologies, the impact of coding on quality measures, and revenue cycle topics
- “Checkpoint Articles” discussing a challenging or complicated ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, or CPT scenario (download the guidelines, template, and an example)
- Crossword, word search, or other puzzles using coding terms (download an example)
Two CEUs (2) may be earned for authoring articles for CodeWrite. An example of a CodeWrite issue is available at http://bok.ahima.org/PdfView?oid=302036.
Coding Notes in Journal of AHIMA
Two Coding Notes articles appear in each issue of Journal of AHIMA. These Coding Notes articles discuss coding-related topics, such as proper coding practice for specific procedures and conditions and annual coding updates. The word count for each article is 900 to 1,400 words. Coding Notes column example
Five CEUs (5) may be earned for authoring articles for the Journal.