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The Respiratory System and ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: DeVault, Kathryn

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2012

The transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS will provide coding professionals with the opportunity to enhance and improve their coding skills. However, it will also require coders brush up on their anatomy and physiology knowledge. This is the perfect time to gain a better understanding of the differences....

Progress on ICD-10: Survey Shows Advances with Two Years to Go

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011

With the ICD-10-CM/PCS deadline less than two years away, results of a recent AHIMA survey show that more organizations are getting their transitions in motion. In total, 85 percent of respondents to the August 2011 survey said that their organizations had begun work on ICD-10 planning and imp....

Is Your Outpatient Documentation Ready for I10?

Author: Clark, Andrea

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011


Hospital inpatient medical documentation has its distinctive challenges as the movement of I-10-CM requirements march closer. With that said, outpatient encounters has its unique characteristics and supplementary challenges for ICD-10-CM assignments. The variety of outpatient....

Certified I10-Ready

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011

To build up competencies in the new code set, AHIMA-credentialed professionals must add ICD-10-CM/PCS continuing education to their credential maintenance through 2013.

The impending coding classification system change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is the talk of health information....

Coding Neoplasms in ICD-10-CM

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2011

ICD-10-CM codes provide greater detail than ICD-9-CM codes for reporting neoplasms. In many instances, ICD-10-CM neoplasm codes can provide information on whether a neoplasm occurred in a right-sided or left-sided body part. ICD-10-CM also provides codes for reporting neoplasm sites with great....

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