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Using Additional Diagnoses to Improve Productivity

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: February 2016

ICD-10 has now been in effect for several months and coding professionals have become more familiar with the new codes and guidelines. The initial training and education is complete and ongoing quality reviews are being done to analyze coding accuracy. But what else can this data tell us?....

A Relook at POA Indicators

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2015

Accurate assignment of the present on admission (POA) indicator has new significance with the inception of value-based purchasing (VBP). Coding and the supporting medical record documentation are being used to identify the hospital-acquired conditions and patient safety indicators on whic....

Use Data Mining Findings as a Tool to Support CDI Education

Author: Easterling, Sharon; Endicott, Melanie; Lojewski, Tedi; Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C; Martin, Ginny

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2014

Clinical validation involves the clinical review of a case to determine whether or not the patient truly possesses the conditions documented in the health record. Productivity and coding quality often suffer when the health record lacks accurate documentation to support the claim, and cur....