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ICD-10’s Impact on Quality Measures

Author: Giannangelo, Kathy; Hyde, Linda A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2012

Each year there has been a significant increase in the number of quality measures being used for public reporting across provider settings. Additionally, many of the new healthcare reform initiatives include quality measure reporting in their requirements. A small subset of National Quality Fo....

FY 2012 ICD-10-PCS Updates

Author: Rihanek, Theresa

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: April 2012

Limited updates were made to ICD-10-PCS for fiscal year 2012 as set forth under the partial code freeze established by the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee.1 The freeze is intended to aid the transition to the new code set by limiting updates for 2012 and 2013 to essential chan....

Practice with PCS

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2012

This example reviews procedures performed on a patient after he was admitted and diagnosed with coronary artery disease, and provides the ICD-10-PCS codes the hospital's coding staff would assign to the case.

ICD-10 Critical Pathway for Getting Started : 2012 and Beyond


Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: February 20, 2012

February 17, 2012


The transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS comes with various unknowns such as quality of coded data, reimbursement rates, and interoperability. Published in January 2009, the HIPAA regulation that required this transition to occur must be i....

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