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Final Push to ICD-10 Implementation

Author: Birnbaum, Cassi L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2015

.. educational plans, dual Coding and implementing new tec.. ..ters, have set up ICD-10 Coding hotlines, and are ensuri.. ..rom lining up additional Coding and clinical documentati.. ..ume-based to value-based Reimbursement , it is essential that we..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (June 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..Annual Clinical Coding Meeting.. ..and Coding compliance, will deliver.. ..search under the domain " Coding ,..

A Relook at POA Indicators

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2015

..-based purchasing (VBP). Coding and the supporting medi.. .. Whether Coding in ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM.. .. Conclusion: Coding Professionals are the Ex.. .. Coding professionals are expect.. ..MA Standards of Ethical Coding . These standards include..

Malignancy: Aftercare or Follow-Up?

Author: Parman, Cindy C

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2015

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (FY 2015,.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (FY 2015).. ..d regarding the official Coding guidelines which distin.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting: FY 2015.".. ..Parman is principal of Coding Strategies and an AHIMA-..

National Correct Coding Initiative: A Valuable Resource in Outpatient Coding Compliance

Author: Drake, Suzanne P

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2015

..erstanding of outpatient Coding and reporting convention.. .. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) is a h.. ..ful tool for maintaining Coding and reporting compliance.. ..ped to mitigate improper Coding and payments to Medicare.. ..edural Terminology (CPT) Coding system for that same yea..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (May 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: May 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..ICD­10 The Impact on OP Coding for.. .. Coding training program are.. .." Coding , Classification, and..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Procedure Code Modifications Presented at the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Held March 2015

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: April 15, 2015

.. Coding system, such as identifi.. ..Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. Us.. ..he long-term approach to Coding procedures classified to.. ..t and Great Vessels, for Coding the oversewing of the pu.. ..Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance.. .. have multiple purposes, Reimbursement being just one of them. ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (April 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..10­CM and ICD­10­PCS Coding . Currently, unanswered.. ..e from the physician, no Coding will take place.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .." Coding FRAGILE SKIN".. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (March 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..2015 ICD­10­CM Coding GUIDELINE.. .. Coding Guidelines contained som.. .. Coding in ICD­10­CM. The comple.. ..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting can be.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (February 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..Guidelines for Coding and Reporting includes a.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. .. to code this correctly. Coding Clinic is not..

International Classification Of Diseases: CMS's Efforts to Prepare for the New Version of the Disease and Procedure Codes

Author:

Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office | Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: January 2015

.. Coding ; and (2) described .. ..ion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 Coding by that .. ..hereas ICD-10, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) refe.. ..esponsible for approving Coding .. .. CPT is the standard for Coding professional services on.. ..roducts that utilize ICD Coding —such ..

Physicians' Outlook on ICD-10-CM/PCS and Its Effect on Their Practice

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Alkarwi, Zahraa; Meyers, Sandy; Sheridan, Patty Thierry

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2015

..enth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) o.. ..d to achieve accuracy in Coding and ultimately reimburse.. ..ny organized training in Coding in the past? If so, what.. ..from a superbill? How is Coding currently done in your p.. ..re for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding transition? (6) Have you..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter (January 2015)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2015

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. .. Coding experience. They provide.. ..the ICD­10­PCS Coding system and its.. ..The Coding community is..

CDI Tips Developed to Maximize ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.; Haik, William E; Hillstrom, Heidi

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2015

..I professionals, and HIM Coding professionals—has create.. ..nsion into the procedure Coding system (PCS). .. ...” www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/2014-ICD-10-PCS.ht.. ..4. www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/index.html?redirec.. ..s the national director, Coding quality, education, syst..

Year in Review: Highlights from 2014

Author: Sheber, Sarah

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2014

.. ear to October 1, 2015, Coding managers and coding depa.. ..ative ways to keep their Coding workforce prepared. .. .. no surprise, then, that Coding -related topics and issue.. ..nigan, RHIA, system-wide Coding director at Allina Healt.. ..h, increased her Coding staff 16-fold over 2013 ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter December 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..th employers such as HRS Coding ,.. ..The Coding community is.. ..have ICD­10­PCS Coding experience..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Diagnosis Code Modifications Presented at the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Held September 2014

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: November 20, 2014

..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting... ..notes to ensure accurate Coding of chronic .. ..Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance.. ..Medical Classification Administrator.. ..of detail is needed in a Classification system. This level of de..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Procedure Code Modifications Presented at the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Held September 2014

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: November 20, 2014

.. to clarify their use in Coding partial .. ..ation to clarify correct Coding . Option 3 is .. ..ion regarding the proper Coding of partial hip replaceme.. ..guidance in Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS.. ..t guidance on the proper Coding .. ..es should be provided in Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS..

Cost of Converting Small Physician Practices to ICD-10 Much Lower than Reported

Author: Kravis, Thomas C; Belley, Susan; Smith, Donna; Averill, Richard F.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: November 2014

..ost solutions offered by Coding , education and software .. ..y include the costs of a Coding book, coder training for.. ..cost estimates. 3 The Coding industry is much more kn.. ..nician documentation and Coding training can be purchase.. ..n diagnosis codes. AHIMA Coding experts converted a prim..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter November 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .."VENT Coding ".. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..have read in the Coding Clinics, it sounds like .. .. Coding specialist for Baton..

ICD-10's Impact Reaches Far Beyond Coding: Examining the New Code Sets' Revenue Cycle Implications

Author: Arends-Marquez, Alexa; Knight, Nicole; Thomas-Flowers, Dwan

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014

..D-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) for Coding operations are a common .. ..CD-10 reaches far beyond Coding alone. ICD-10 is embedde.. ..-9-CM, and the procedure Coding system (PCS) is a comple.. ..changes the landscape of Coding , the effects of which wi.. ..ly critical in procedure Coding . Education for the physi..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter October 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .. Coding specialist for Baton.. ..The Coding community is.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. .. Classification , and Reimbursement Commu..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy

Author: Kostick, Karen M.; Sanvik, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2014

..and Diagnostic Audiology Coding Examples in ICD-10-PCS .. ..wing are two examples of Coding for physical rehabilitat.. .. Mental Health Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS .. ..llowing is an example of Coding for the Mental Health se.. .. Examples of Coding Substance Abuse Treatmen..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter September 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .." Coding DISCHARGE CODES.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..CPT guidelines for Coding 99238 <30 and.. ..2014 Annual Clinical Coding Meeting..

3 Myths of ICD-10-CM/PCS: Addressing Why it is Not Feasible to use SNOMED CT in Place of ICD-10 or Wait for ICD-11—and Other Misperceptions

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2014

..of the outdated ICD-9-CM Coding system. ICD-9-CM is obso.. ..ability require a modern Coding system for summarizing a.. .. Further declines in Coding productivity and accurac.. ..omprehensive dictionary. Coding is easier when detailed .. ..ctronic tools to aid the Coding process. An individual p..

External Cause Codes in ICD-10-CM

Author: Fuller, Jan C.

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2014



The increased specificity in ICD-10-CM is reflected in a substantial increase in external cause codes. The traditional “E code” has been replaced with V, W, X and Y codes. While the purpose of the codes remains the same, the ICD-10-CM codes provide a level of detail not possible in ICD-9-....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter August 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. announced the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).. ..ARE YOUR Coding POLICIES READY FOR ICD-.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy

Author: Kostick, Karen M.; Sanvik, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2014

.. Imaging Coding Examples in ICD-10-PCS .. ..wing are two examples of Coding for Imaging in ICD-10-PC.. .. Nuclear Medicine Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS .. ..llowing is an example of Coding for Nuclear Medicine in .. .. Radiation Therapy Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS ..

Top Ten ICD-10-CM/PCS Questions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2014

..international Coding system. ICD-10-PCS repla.. ..s the ICD-9-CM procedure Coding system and .. .. and inpatient procedure Coding for everyone covered by .. ..for diagnosis Coding . The ICD-10-CM code set .. ..• Greater Coding accuracy and specificity.. ..panded computer-assisted Coding technologies that will f..

Use Data Mining Findings as a Tool to Support CDI Education

Author: Easterling, Sharon; Endicott, Melanie; Lojewski, Tedi; Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C; Martin, Ginny

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2014

..record. Productivity and Coding quality often suffer whe.. .. Coding and clinical documentati.. .. diagnosis. The Official Coding Guidelines Section II. B.. .. Coding and CDI staff should be .. ..s the ultimate goal when Coding to the greatest specific..

Preparing for ICD-10- CM/PCS Implementation: Impact on Productivity and Quality

Author: Stanfill, Mary H; Hsieh, Kang Lin; Beal, Kathleen; Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2014

.. Coding productivity is expected.. ..mined the differences in Coding productivity between ICD.. ..rmine the quality of the Coding . On average, coding of a.. ..r) agreement. Time spent Coding a case was negatively co.. ..mentation, productivity, Coding quality ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter July 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..in Coding Excellence.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..2014 Annual Clinical Coding Meeting.. .. Coding industry. Delve into eme..

ICD-9-CM Refresher

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: June 11, 2014

..ished the last issue of Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM . I .. ..sue included the correct Coding of diagnoses such as aty.. ..iew the latest issue of Coding Clinic . You might even .. ..nd outs of ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding , we may have forgotten s.. ..p to remind us of proper Coding in our current world of ..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Osteopathic, Other Procedures, and Chiropractic

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA | Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2014

..continues its three-part Coding Notes series focusing on.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/2014-ICD-10-PCS.ht.. ..ations: Key to Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS. Chicago,.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/2014-ICD-10-PCS.ht.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2014.” 201..

Don’t Deny the Denials: Experts Recommend Implementing a Strong Claims Denial Strategy to Offset ICD-10-based Coder Productivity Loss

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2014

..enting computer-assisted Coding . However, experts say cr.. ..al HIM staff perform the Coding function. She fears that.. ..e importance of accurate Coding really trickles down, an.. ..e part of the reason why Coding and denial management ha.. .. is not directly tied to Coding as it is in acute care a..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter June 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..oundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence.. ..resented at the Clinical Coding Community.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Measurement and Monitoring, Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance, and Extracorporeal Therapies

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2014

..continues its three part Coding Notes series focusing on.. ..ations: Key to Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS. Chicago:.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/2014-ICD-10-PCS.ht.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2014.&rdqu.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/Downloads/PCS-2014..

Computer-assisted Coding Toolkit

Author: AHIMA Work Group

Source: AHIMA toolkit

Publication Date: May 2014

..Computer-Assisted Coding .. .. Computer-Assisted Coding .. .. Computer-Assisted Coding TOOLKIT.. ..Computer-Assisted Coding TOOLKIT.. ..Computer-Assisted Coding TOOLKIT.. ..Computer-assisted Coding or CAC (pronounced as “C.. ..HCPCS) for billing and Coding purposes.1..

Too Many Coding Systems, Too Much to Do: Different Clinical Classification and Clinical Terminology Systems Uniquely Impact IT, Quality Management

Author: Kohn, Deborah

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2014

..e today. Numerous “ Coding systems” have been.. ..sionals categorize these Coding systems as clinical clas.. .. Consequently, using the Coding systems to meet any of t.. ..challenge—too many Coding systems from which to ch.. ..e. For example, too many Coding systems often cause heal..

HIV/AIDS in ICD-10-CM

Author: Parman, Cindy C

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2014

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provides.. .. guidelines on Coding HIV.1 .. ..dard rule for inpatient Coding that requires diagnosis .. ..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting." Availabl.. ..ncipal and co-founder of Coding Strategies in Powder Spr..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter May 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: May 2014

..MORE Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. ..and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, April 22-23,.. .. Coding managers... .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .." Coding FROM PRENATAL NOTES".. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News April 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2014

..COMPUTER-ASSISTED Coding SUMMIT.. .. Coding Summit. Odia noted the s.. ..VA Coding PILOT YIELDS ENLIGHTENIN.. ..lth Administration (VHA) Coding pilot.. ..ambulatory and inpatient Coding productivity... ..Investigators found that Coding productivity on..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Obstetrics, Placement, And Administration

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2014

... For the two ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines that are spec.. ..e “ICD-10-PCS Obstetrics Coding Guidelines” below . .. .. ICD-10-PCS Obstetrics Coding Guidelines .. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, including.. .. the two ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines that are spec..

DIY: Grow Your Own Coders. Organizations Develop Programs to Internally Cultivate Coders

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2014

.. Coding Academy Transforms Recru.. ..3, Novant launched their Coding Academy, developed to tr.. ..s to simulate real-world Coding . .. ..be eligible for Novant’s Coding Academy, a candidate mus.. ..t hold a Coding credential and/or the RH.. .., director of acute care Coding at Novant. The robust Co..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter April 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2014

.. Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. the RHIA, RHIT, and all Coding exams will.. ..10-CM/PCS Coding ARTICLES, PUZZLES AND.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. ..meeting for Coding professionals...

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