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Where We've Been, Where We're Going

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

... In more ways than one, Coding professionals are making.. ..y. And today, changes in Coding requirements are part .. ..he role of the Coding professional in the last.. ..unities from a Coding professional's perspecti.. ..s no easy task. Clinical Coding continues to be a proces..

Best Practices: What Works

Author: Carrier, Danielle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

.. Coding process —Based on .. ..average time to complete Coding was less than five days .. .. contribute to timely Coding processes for these bett.. ..itization of records for Coding , based on dollar amount .. ..ds so they are ready for Coding as soon as they arr..

Group Builds Consensus on Laboratory Test Policies

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

..osition because accurate Coding requires specialized .. ..cessary knowledge of the Coding rules and guidelines .. .. procedure codes. If the Coding is performed by an entit.. ..e claim, there is no way Coding accuracy can be assur.. ..t is to be coded by a Coding expert. The commit..

Tools for Defining Data

Author: Shakir, Abdul-Malik

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999


Similarly, data dictionaries, data sets, and data models have much in common, but many significant differences. Each can be used to define data, especially data that needs to get from point A to point B. This article describes each of these tools and the value they add to health information ma....

Compliance Efforts Get Some PEPP

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999

..nappropriately through up Coding , particularly so within .. ..nitor and oversee DRG Coding . In fact, the OIG recomm.. ..y aberrant patterns of up Coding ." In light of su.. ..to monitor hospitals for Coding accuracy. In addition.. ..hly vulnerable DRGs to up Coding , which the PROs will ..

Getting Ready for APCs

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999

..tioners support accurate Coding , the challenge r.. ..ssionals: how to achieve Coding accuracy in a system .. .. Greater emphasis on Coding specificity and complete.. ..es that minimize Coding errors and omissions and.. ..53 percent for incorrect Coding , with insuffic..

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