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CodeWrite Community News March 2005

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 2005

..oundtable Rap: Achieving Coding Excellence in San Franci.. ..sco, by Cheryl Lovett; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..Roundtable Rap;Achieving Coding Excellence in San Franci.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding Challenges for Discussio..

HIPAA Marches On--Or Does It?

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2005


HIPAA has taught us that standardization is hard. When the act was signed into law in 1996, the optimists among us believed that within four years the healthcare industry would be using a variety of uniform national administrative transactions, most associated with what we now call the revenue....

Trouble with DRGs: Part 2

Author: Mahoney, Robert J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: March 2005

.. much larger problem for Coding professionals, w.. ..s be answered to a Coding professional’s sat.. ..CM will have on diabetes Coding . While the disti.. ..e some simple steps that Coding professionals can take t.. ..rstanding. Many Coding professionals become fru..

CodeWrite Community News February 2005

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2005

.. on activity in Missouri; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..thcare Compliance; Coding Pelvic Fractures;Back to.. ..iations Take the Lead on Coding Roundtable Activities in.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding Challenges for Discussio..

Trouble with DRGs

Author: Mahoney, Robert J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2005

.. major frustration among Coding professionals, particula.. ..d to improve their Coding effectiveness by establi.. ..ases, however, query and Coding process problems arise .. ..re to Detect Up Coding of Hospital Bills.&rdquo.. ..ays you can improve your Coding process. After reading t..

UB-04 Data Set and Claim Form

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 29, 2005

..to ensure consistency in Coding , we serve as a member of.. .. Parties oversee correct Coding rules associated with th.. ..he responsibility of HIM Coding professionals, and the U.. ..on or not, requiring the Coding professional to query th.. ..l, standardized ICD-9-CM Coding and reporting guidelines..

CodeWrite Community News January 2005

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2005

..e Roundtable Coordinator; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..consistent with ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines?;ICD-10 Check.. ..point;Roundtable Rap; Coding Roundtables—‘Rap’ on Dec.. ..ember 22 Coding Roundtable Session;Back ..

AHIMA Comments on the Proposed Diagnosis Code Modifications Presented at the October ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 04, 2005

..st-listed diagnosis, in Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM. .. ..rated numerous times in Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM and.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , determin.. ..n, RHIA, CCS Director, Coding Policy and Compliance .. ..ett, MPH, RHIA Medical Classification Administrator National..

ICD-10: the Canadian Experience

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2005

.. from older, established Coding professionals. Moskal al.. ..ce to the fact that many Coding professionals code .. ..and the resultant Coding backlogs the shortage ca.. .. itself Coding rule changes between ICD.. ..e and software Coding errors Extrinsi..

CodeWrite Community News Nov-Dec 2004

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2004

..m Debate to Deliberation; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..Deliberation;Back to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..n;Monthly Coding Chat;Back to top;Call Fo.. ..ipation;2004 Calendar of Coding Community Events;AHIMA G..

Analysis of Final Rule for 2005 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: December 02, 2004

..ensive discussion of the Coding and APC assignment of st.. ..changes were made in the Coding or APC assignment of the.. ..ieves that inappropriate Coding still exists for CTA pro.. ..ter coordinate coverage, Coding and payment policy for n.. ..lic comment the proposed Coding guidelines that they are..

Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities; Final Rule (69 Federal Register 66922)

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: November 19, 2004

..iagnostic and procedural Coding requirements outlined in.. ..e clarification of these Coding requirements prior to th.. .. Consistency in medical Coding and the use of medical c.. .. Parties oversee correct Coding rules associated with th.. ..icipates in a variety of Coding usage and standardizatio..

Getting the SNOMED Ball Rolling in Australia

Author: Moore, Helen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

Letter to the Editor, Journal of AHIMA


After reading the July-August 2004 Journal of AHIMA, I wanted to express my interest in the article by Jack Bowie, “Four Options for Implementing SNOMED.” It was pleasing to read an article on SNOMED that focused on HIM operatio....

ICD-10: All in the Family

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

.. Provide a systematic Coding scheme for healt.. .. a promising approach to Coding functional statu.. ..ima.org ) is director of Coding policy and compliance .. ..man, RHIA, CCS A Classification is a system that.. ..val. 1 Since a single Classification system cannot en..

CodeWrite Community News October 2004

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2004

..tience Hoag on Achieving Coding Excellence in Arizona;Co.. ..Right—Practical News for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..undtable Rap;Back to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..rative Diagnosis;Monthly Coding Chat;Back to top;2004 Ca.. ..lendar of Coding Community Events;October..

Hospital Authority Clinical Vocabulary Table: the Past, the Present, and the Future

Author: Fung, V.; Cheung, N T; Szeto, K; Ngai, L; Lau, M; Kong, J HB

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..ded so as to incorporate Coding rules in the HAMDCT. Ali.. ..as concern that when the Coding system was changed, it w.. ..a due to mapping between Coding systems by removing the .. ..ocabulary upon any given Coding system Ch.. ..change in version of the Coding system. At present, diag..

Re-abstraction Studies to Assess Data Quality for Use in the Development of a Grouping Methodology

Author: Mitchell, Sandra; Bartoli, Holly

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. is reserved for newborn Coding . In order for babies bor.. ..Evaluate and measure the Coding quality of diagnoses and.. ..dentify where additional Coding guidelines may be requir.. ..udit of an institution's Coding . The primary use of the .. ..Evaluate and measure the Coding quality of diagnoses and..

Clinical Coding Internationally: A Comparison of the Coding Workforce in Australia, America, Canada, and England

Author: McKenzie, Kirsten; Walker, Sue; Dixon-Lee, Claire; Dear, Gareth; Moran-Fuke, Judy

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..y of clinical coders and Coding managers. 1 In Americ.. .., along with a survey of Coding managers, in a similar f.. .. do? Where is Coding done? How is .. .. Coding done? How are.. ..ormation on the clinical Coding workforce within the Eng..

Providers Join Hands to Tell Medicare What They Think about OPPS/APC Policies: Making Progress in Changing Future Rules and Regulations

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. rule, including E&M Coding , observation services, i.. ..or national E/M facility Coding guidelines Co.. ..ance on OPPS and the APC Classification system. While the concep.. ..ctual and 2004 estimated Reimbursement to illustrate the paymen.. ..y there is no outpatient Reimbursement for them. CMS listened a..

Audit of Automated Code Assignment in Israeli Hospital's Computerized Medical Information Systems

Author: Gill, Rhonda; Hecht, Rivka

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..using the same automated Coding program compared to that.. ..ty of the data. This new Coding environment challenged t.. ..dified for auto-assigned Coding program), with correspon.. ..purposes, this automated Coding program and its code tab.. ..ere to the same official Coding guidelines and rules, de..

Seizing the Moment to Improve the Quality of Health Information Management

Author: Goshen, Naomi; Nachmani, Frances ; Sasson, Nadine ; Itzchak, Tzipi ; Sayfan, J; Kopelman, D; Kolton, L; Vigder, L; Almog, D; Tiosano, T

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. more resources into the Coding process, as also noted b.. ..medical information, the Coding staff tried to motivate .. ..lity and accuracy of the Coding process. Method.. .. the methodology used in Coding medical data. The WHO g.. ..nd the responsibility of Coding the procedure on the cod..

Model for International Comparative Studies Using Routine Hospital Morbidity Data

Author: Jones, Lauren M.; Reid, Beth A.; Aisbett, Chris W.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..impact of differences in Coding systems on hospitalisati.. ..D-10-AM) as the national Coding classification. Furtherm.. .. The quality and type of Coding standards were generally.. ..nd New Zealand, the same Coding systems and standards ar.. ..nts are similar, and the Coding classifications are comp..

Critical Success Factors in Establishing the Electronic Health Record: the Experience of St. Michael's Hospital, Canada

Author: Wegener, John; Woodman, Anna Jane

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..inology, anatomy, ICD-10 Coding , and technology applicat.. .. staff is sent to yearly Coding seminars and quality uti.. ..cases through changes to Coding workflow .. ..f information Coding and abstracting .. ..inical documentation and Coding . Renovating th..

Pitfalls in Endovascular Coding

Author: Zielske, David R.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..lex area of endovascular Coding average 80 percent on a .. ..r submitting appropriate Coding to Medicare is common an.. ..umentation and ends with Coding expertise. Anat.. ..onsible for the accurate Coding of endovascular procedur.. ..hose responsible for the Coding of these procedures. The..

Understanding the New Role of the Coder Under OPPS/APCs

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. Background Coding originated a long time a.. ..ulations. Simply stated, Coding translates verbal descri.. ..counters and situations. Coding provides a standardized .. ..nt states and countries. Coding information is, therefor.. ..ization Coding in the US is more advanc..

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Author: Petersen, Darley

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Background  
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second most common cause of cancer death in Western Europe and North America.
Screening for CRC has not worldwide popularity in spite of proven survival benefit in average risk persons. Incidence and mortality, both are worrying in E....

Preparing for Automated Coding

Author: Cummins, Ruth

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..On an ongoing basis, the Coding staff and HIM management.. ..re for changes in codes, Coding guidelines, payment syst.. ..ems, and Coding regulations. Additionall.. .. proposed upgrade of the Coding classification system to.. ..lementation of automated Coding technology. Is the HIM p..

Time for Change - a Time for 10: Updating the Classification for Discharges On and After 1.1.05 to ICD-10-AM (The Australian Modification of ICD-10 and the Australian Classification of Interventions in Health)

Author: Murphy, Deirdre

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..rt of case mix, clinical Coding in Ireland has become a .. ..eland. Ensuring that the Coding scheme in use for data c.. .. availability of current Coding schemes in the internati.. ..scharge. The approach to Coding these data has changed f.. ..n of the system, and the Coding schemes used may be summ..

Critical State of Coding, Classification, and Terminologies in the UK: a Clinician's Perspective

Author: Brox, Georg A.; Huston, Janis L.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..lassification scheme for Coding operations and procedure.. ..ed in 1983 in the UK for Coding of primary care known as.. ..and in 1990, he sold his Coding system to the British Go.. ..tion (for statistics and Coding ) to the original system... ..ience. Clinical Coding Standardization and Trai..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Calendar Year 2004

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: October 04, 2004

..nsistency in medical Coding and the use of medical c.. .. Parties oversee correct Coding rules associated with th.. ..icipates in a variety of Coding usage and standardizatio.. ..ly and can result in Coding confusion and errors, co.. ..costly and can result in Coding confusion and errors, co..

Avoiding a War of Words (and Numbers): the Uncertain Future of Terminologies and Classifications

Author: Roberts, Rosemary; Innes, Kerry; Walker, Sue; Scott, Peter

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2004

..ting and epidemiological Coding systems such as IC.. ..pplication of rules. The Coding process is carried .. ..D-10-AM to assist in the Coding process that takes these.. ..les and relationships of Classification s and terminologies are u.. ..competition. Classification s and clinical terminolog..

Coding Dementia

Author: Laakso, Roz

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2004

..e the condition. Correct Coding of dementias is importan.. ..ative to follow official Coding guidelines and.. ..n Hospital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9.. ..ital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM , Vo.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Available..

CodeWrite Community News September 2004

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2004

..able Rap: South Carolina Coding Roundtable Update from D.. ..onna Wilson; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..thcare Compliance; Coding a New EGD Procedure;ICD-.. ..table Rap;South Carolina Coding Roundtable Update;Back t..

Medicare: Information Needed to Assess Adequacy of Rate-Setting Methodology for Payments for Hospital Outpatient Services

Author: U.S. Government Accountability Office

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: September 17, 2004

..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System.. ..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)11 code, .. ..ambulatory payment Classification (APC) groups and calcula.. ..ospital using Medicare’s Classification of that hospital under O.. ..payment Classification (APC) groups. We used Me..

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the Workgroup on Quality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Author: Rode, Dan; Siegel, Barbara

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: September 14, 2004

..abstracting data and Coding .   We all recog.. ..ulation data is based on Coding .   Physicians a.. .. the abstracting and Coding .   HIM professional.. ..endering of care and the Coding that reflects this care... ..assification systems and Coding currently in place. ..

Journal Q&A (9/04)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: September 02, 2004

..Edits to Ensure Accurate Coding and Payments for Dischar.. ..Edits to Ensure Accurate Coding and Payments for Dischar.. ..from patient accounts to Coding , stating the date of the.. ..d (for example, with the Coding summary or placed in the.. ..code in order to receive Reimbursement . At times, this change w..

CodeWrite Community News August 2004

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2004

..HIA Has Struck Gold with Coding Roundtable LIVE;Coding I.. ..Right—Practical News for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..thcare Compliance;CPT Coding of Abdominal Aortograms;.. ..CodeWrite Community News; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..n;Monthly Coding Chat;ICD-10 Checkpoint;R..

Getting to ICD-10: the Road Ahead

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2004

..hisen, RHIA, director of Coding and classification at th.. .. principal of Innovative Coding and Documentation in Mou.. ..f us who are involved in Coding need to get ready." De.. ..rocedural and management Coding system. The upgrade.. ..everyone up and down the Coding chain-from coders and he..

Setting the Record Straight: Communicating the Need for ICD-10

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2004

..erately needs an updated Coding classification system. T.. ..urgent need for a better Coding classification system an.. ..mentation of the updated Coding system is necessary in o.. .. needs an updated coding Classification system. The current syst.. ..need for a better coding Classification system and the benefits ..

CodeWrite Community News July 2004

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2004

..er Reports on the Nevada Coding Roundtables;Coding It Ri.. ..ght—Practical News for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..iance;Accurate Diagnosis Coding of Diabetes Mellitus;Dia.. ..CodeWrite Community News; Coding for Diabetes Mellitus;AH.. ..A Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM;AHA ..

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