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HIM & Ethical Decision Making: Complex Challenges

Author: Harman, Laurinda B.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ty, and risk management; Coding , compliance, fraud, and .. ..iance, fraud, and abuse; Coding ; quality review; researc.. ..y for information Mis Coding (intentionally) to avoid.. ..r to engage in negligent Coding practices Hiding inc.. ..ocumentation to increase Reimbursement Having access to inf..

Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH-PPSs)

Author: Abraham, Prinny

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. Diagnosis Coding , Sequencing, and Docum.. ..s, according to ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines. The OASIS .. ..nosis. Applying ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines and letting.. .. go of past poor Coding habits has proven diffic.. ..ntation to support the Coding and billing PPS is a hug..

Developing an Effective Compliance Audit Process

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..or compliance related to Coding , reimbursement, and rela.. ..nuals and structures for Coding and reimbursement evalua.. ..recognized. Unidentified Coding problems translate into .. ..zations choose to review Coding accuracy and conduct cla.. ..ims review separately. Coding accuracy requires indivi..

How Gaps in Data Quality Impact Reimbursement

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. evaluate and reengineer Coding and data capture practic.. ..time-of-record intake or Coding as the demographic infor.. .. expertise in outpatient Coding is participating in char.. ..and oversight, acting as Coding consultants to outpatien.. ..ce areas doing their own Coding , and participating in de..

Developing Technical Applications for Coding Compliance

Author: Hammen, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ing to provide focus for Coding compliance activities. .. .. Background Up Coding , DRG creep, and other co.. ..preventing inappropriate Coding and billing that could r.. ..mine the accuracy of the Coding and billing. Audits of .. ..cumentation was used for Coding purposes. Is there a pat..

Journal Q&A (11/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2001


Q: Where can I find the updated data elements and data definitions for the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)?

A: At this time, the 1986 UHDDS data elements and definitions are not available electronically though the information is considered to be in the public domain. The fi....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001


Q: Where can I find the updated data elements and data definitions for the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)?

Q: Where can I find an easy-to-use glossary for terms in the HIPAA regulations?

Michelle Dougherty (michelle.dougherty@ahima.org) is an HIM practice manager....

ICD-9-CM Codes Ready for 2002

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2001

.. codes for all diagnoses Coding , and hospitals reporting.. ..ear 2002. The ICD-9-CM Coding changes for fiscal year .. .. distorted. With the new Coding structure, distinction m.. ..ource of information for Coding professionals. The ratio.. ..rice.htm . The official Coding guidelines are available..

Closer Look at All-Patient Refined DRGs

Author: Averill, Richard F.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002

..ups (DRGs) are a patient Classification system that provides .. ..sed demand for a patient Classification system that can be us.. ..In particular, a patient Classification system is needed to: .. .. Hospitals Case-Mix Classification Study Project.” Stu..

Here Comes Rehab PPS!

Author: Grzybowski, Darice; Draper, Skeeter

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002

..ditionally been based on Coding , which depends on qualit.. ..he future against proper Coding , it is important that th.. .. Staff, Clinicians About Coding , Data Collection T.. ..is often confusion about Coding guidelines to be used fo.. .. rehab PPS. Two types of Coding are required. One..

CPT Changes for 2002

Author: O'Hara, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2002


Coders need to keep their resources current—including updating the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes every year with the annual CPT book. This article provides a brief summary of the changes made to the CPT 2002 code set. The complete list of changes can be found in Appendix B of....

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