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ICD-10: the New Teacher's Pet


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2011

The healthcare industry’s transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS will ramp up in August as educators begin teaching ICD-10 as the primary classification system.
An AHIMA-developed timeline for transitioning academic institutions to ICD-10 recommends the new code set be taught as the current classific....

Coding Knee and Hip Replacements in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-PCS


Source: AHIMA online training

Publication Date: June 23, 2011

Seminar Date
June 23, 2011

Increase clinical coding skills in reporting accurate ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-PCS hip and knee joint replacement codes. We'll identify the varying types of total or partial joint revision procedures and clinical documentation to sup....

ICD-10 Prep: Assessing Coders' A&P Proficiency


Source: AHIMA online training

Publication Date: June 09, 2011

Seminar Date
June 9, 2011


Do you want to simplify the transition to ICD-10-PCS? ICD-10 Prep: Assessing Coders’ A&P Proficiency explains the benefits and importance of assessing coders’ strengths and weaknesses in the biomedical sciences prior to ICD-10-PCS....

Changes Ahead in Data Standards

Author: Giannangelo, Kathy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2011

HIM professionals are most familiar with the data standards mandated through HIPAA. However, the data standard adoption process is also now part of the requirements for EHR technology in the meaningful use program.

Understanding the data standards adoption process under HIPAA and th....

Embracing the ICD-10 Transition

Author: Cassidy, Bonnie S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2011

Now is the time to embrace ICD-10 adoption and plan for your personal success and the future state within your organization. Healthcare organizations are depending on the HIM profession to do the heavy lifting and prepare the industry for ICD-10.

We will never walk this path again. T....

Getting the Best from Your ICD-10 Vendor

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: May 2011

May 10, 2011

Payers and providers must work their way through the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS only once, and by the end, few will likely choose to do it again. System vendors and consultants, however, will have been through many, many implementations before it’s all over.

The Circulatory System and ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: May 2011

Many coding professionals will need to learn new terminology and brush up on their anatomy and physiology (A&P) knowledge to prepare for the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition. Although it is still too early for intense training on the new code sets, now is the time for coding professionals to gain....

Top Documentation Issues for ICD-10

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2011

Apr 18, 2011

ICD-10-CM/PCS offers organizations better data about their patient populations and the services they provide them. The code set’s greater specificity allows coding professionals to more accurately reflect the details of physician documentation.

However, an....

CCHIIM Releases New Details on ICD-10 Recertification for AHIMA Certified Professionals

Author: AHIMA

Source: ICD-TEN Top Emerging News | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: January 06, 2011

Preparation has begun for the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. As transition quickly grows closer, it is critical that all AHIMA-certified Professionals are ready to adapt to the new changes. The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management’s (CCHIIM) new recertific....

ICD-10-PCS Coding in the Real World

Author: Smith, Donna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010


ICD-10-Procedure Coding System (PCS) is a completely different method of assigning codes to surgical procedures, but it has many advantages over its counterpart ICD-9-CM. First of all it is a straightforward system allowing for expansion as new procedures are developed; whil....

The ICD-10 2011 To-Do List

Author: Dowling, Alan F.; Wisdom, Theresa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2010

As the ICD-10 conversion deadline approaches, its implementation is likely to become a healthcare facility's most significant objective. It presents HIM professionals with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and assume a leadership role within their institutions as they lead this....

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News August 2010

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 02, 2010

August 2010

Welcome to ICD-TEN

Welcome to AHIMA's ICD-TEN, created to better prepare you for the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Each monthly issue contains top emerging news, educational opportunities, practical information on coding with the new ICD-10-CM/PCS, pr....

Leading the Transition to ICD-10

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: June 18, 2010


Whereas, October 1, 2013, has been set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as the date for adopting the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10-CM/PCS);
Whereas, ICD-10-CM/PCS provides significant improvements in reporting diagnostic and procedural data an....

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