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Charts versus Discharge ICD-10 Coding for Sternal Wound Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Author: Southern, Danielle A; Doherty, Christopher; De Souza, Michael A; Quan, Hude; Harrop, Robertson; Nickerson, Duncan; Rabi, Doreen

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2015


Background: Sternal wound infection (SWI) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) can carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this work is to describe the methods used to identify cases of SWI in an administrative databa....

Voices from the ICD-10 Zeitgeist

Author: Journal of AHIMA Staff

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2015

As it starts to appear likely that ICD-10-CM/PCS will finally be implemented this year, prominent advocates for the transition are striking a more optimistic tune in public statements. Overall, the ICD-10 zeitgeist has steadily swung toward an implementation date of October 1, 2015 after years....

Remediating ICD-10 Knowledge Loss: After Delays Push Back Implementation, How Unprepared Will Your Coders Be to Use the New Code Set?

Author: Black, Michelle A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2015

If you don't use it, you lose it. This is true for much of what we learn in life, and it’s particularly true when it comes to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Although most organizations initiated ICD-10 coder training in 2013, many decided to cease training and dual coding practice after the second ICD-10....

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