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CPR in Long Term Care

Author: Schoenfelt, Suzanne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1999

..ement rates are based on Classification : scores are equiva.. ..t system (PPS), Medicare Reimbursement for services is ba.. ..acility to receive Reimbursement . The RAI is composed of .. ..the criteria jeopardizes Reimbursement . In 1998, all nurs..

Managed Care in the Age of Accountability

Author: Tercero, Wendy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999


Additionally, as managed care grows, quality and cost will reach equilibrium, and today's economically driven model will have stabilized, turning into one that truly balances cost and quality. Healthcare organizations of the future will need to implement information systems that support decisi....

Clear Focus on Coding

Author: Moses, Rhona

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999

..s I have been manager of Coding education and billing.. ..es that ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding is complete and accurate.. .. work group in a plan of Coding training, auditing, and .. ..y based on diagnostic Coding . In addition, coded data.. ..rollee population. Coding is also important to app..

Imagine the Future of Coding

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 1999

.. How will Coding be different in the year.. .. 2010? Pondering the Coding practices of t.. ..ow is the job of AHIMA's Coding Futures Task Force. .. ..intersects with evolving Coding systems, multiplied by a.. .. the resultant impact on Coding ? Looking at th..

Post-acute PPS: Changing the Way We Code

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1999

..modate the new Coding demands of a prospective.. ..creating new interest in Coding issues for post-acute .. ..e to accommodate the new Coding demands of a prospective.. .. this new era. Diagnosis Coding is a fundame.. .. directly linked to Coding , it has been difficult t..

Automated Coding: The Next Step?

Author: Beinborn, Julie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

.. Automated Coding technology may be key to.. .. the evolution of the Coding and billing proc.. ..pects of healthcare, and Coding is no exception. .. ..y when a fully automated Coding process is in .. ..ent change the Coding profession? Would it ren..

After Automated Coding, What?

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

.. "After automated Coding , what?" Com.. ..e coder will evolve from Coding and abstracting health .. ..ccuracy of clinical Coding monitoring comp.. .. "After Automated Coding , What?" Journal of.. ..d expertise in using the Classification systems that are r..

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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