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SNOMED Overview

Author: Imel, Margo

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 23, 2002

.. Coding scheme such as ICD-9-CM... ... It supports consistent Coding .. .. machine processable ICD Coding from SNOMED-encoded pati.. .. Coding schemes such as ICD-9-CM.. ..The relevant Classification is ICD-9-CM. .. .. Classification of .. ..billing or Reimbursement activities without addit..

How to Win the Outpatient Data Quality Challenge

Author: Yoder, M. Jeanne

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 23, 2002

..Procedural Coding Systems (HCPCS) data col.. .. from the pre-outpatient Coding days is the “count” and .. ..ng productivity prior to Coding . A “count” visit involve.. ..e-day surgeries based on Coding as of August 1, 2002. In.. ..patient Coding will continue to be a ..

Key Compliance Strategies for the Physician Practice

Author: Campbell, Jennie

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 23, 2002

..ysicians in the areas of Coding and billing compliance. .. ..Ensuring billing and Coding compliance is an essenti.. ..ticularly in the area of Coding and billing. Larger prac.. ..e of whom had any formal Coding training or certificatio.. ..of improved billing and Coding , which improves cash flo..

Analysis of Final Rule for FY 2003 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: August 02, 2002

..urate documentation and Coding of the nature of the str.. ..: Proper documentation, Coding , and reporting of mechan.. ..ayment must be reported ( Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, Fou.. .. AHIMA Comment: Accurate Coding of the insertion of dru.. ..ls should follow normal Coding guidelines for selecting..

ICD-10 on the Horizon

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

..using it. Why aren't we? Coding professionals a.. .. multiple burns) because Coding professionals will be ex.. ..odes unique to mortality Coding or those designed specif.. ..odes unique to mortality Coding include unattended .. ..(requests for changes to Coding structure that are ..

Constructing a Coding Compliance Plan

Author: Hanna, Joette

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

.. turned its attention to Coding compliance. Do you .. ..icle to build a Coding compliance program that .. ..tion. Coding compliance has become an.. ..ng an effective Coding compliance program. Each.. .. The most successful Coding compliance program is co..

New PPS Proposed for LTC Hospitals

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

..tatus. Coding Concerns .. ..ed primarily on ICD-9-CM Coding , the accuracy .. ..avoids issuing Coding advice in the Federal R.. .. identified a handful of Coding errors and reiterated th.. ..diagnosis, and procedure Coding will be critical ..

User's Guide to AHIMA Coding Credentials

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

.., AHIMA introduces a new Coding credential—the Cert.. ..ified Coding Associate (CCA). The cre.. ..MA’s other Coding credentials—the Cer.. ..tified Coding Specialist (CCS) and .. .. the Certified Coding Specialist—Physicia..

AHIMA's Comments on CMS Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) and Fiscal Year 2003 Rates

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: July 01, 2002

.. 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.. ..iable interpretations of Coding instructions. The Cooper.. .. may represent incorrect Coding . II-B-4: Endocrine, ..

Society for Clinical Coding Comes Around as CoP

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl; Hoag, Patience J.; Crocker, Elsa; Neville, Deborah; Carpenter-Barbee, Cheryl; Bartell, Laurie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2002

..pt in a program known as Coding roundtables, which are d.. ..ty for Clinical Coding (SCC) has completed its .. ..nts. The Coding (SCC) Community of Pract.. .. important to clinical Coding . Professionals across th.. .. One purpose of the Coding roundtable is to reach o..

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on ICD-10-CM

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: May 29, 2002

..Sue Prophet, director of Coding policy and compliance of.. .. the ICD-9-CM diagnosis Coding system with ICD-10-CM.  .. ..ignificant importance of Coding and coding standards, a.. ..iagnostic and procedural Coding is one of our Associati.. ..ude a variety of medical Coding functions. The classifi..

Take Another Look: Proposed Changes to Privacy Rule

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2002


In late March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed changes related to the HIPAA privacy standards. By the time you read this column, the 30-day comment period for these regulations will have already passed, although debate on these changes will still be in full....

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on ICD-10-PCS

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: April 09, 2002

..Sue Prophet, director of Coding policy and compliance of.. .. ICD-9-CM procedural Coding system with ICD-10-PCS. .. ..a variety of medical Coding functions. A survey of o.. ..arly 50 percent cite Coding as one of their primary .. .. whether they manage Coding functions, or are a codi..

Coding on the Home Front

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: April 2002

..sitives and negatives of Coding at home versus .. .. Coding in the more traditional .. ..tisfied in their current Coding positions, and many will.. ..esponsibilities from the Coding function, there.. .. an increased demand for Coding professionals i..

Envisioning Consistent Coding for All

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2002

..ntity oversaw all of the Coding systems in use today? Wh.. ..as one definitive set of Coding rules, definitions, and .. ..f currently used medical Coding systems and their impact.. .. call for consistency in Coding --AHIMA is representing t.. ..s leadership position in Coding --a position that enables..

Transactions Delay Prompts Concern Among Covered Entities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002


AHIMA recently attended a meeting of healthcare providers, payers, and staff representatives of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Organized by the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions, the meet....

Quality at the Core

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

..wed down our billing and Coding . We split into doing .. .. the Coding component up front and t.. ..ho is also familiar with Coding . She was trained .. ..bstractor gets a list of Coding data to find medical rec.. ..ion was when coders were Coding the record. But..

Medicare Program; Fee Schedule for Payment of Ambulance Services and Revisions to the Physician Certification Requirements for Coverage of Nonemergency Ambulance Services; Final Rule

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Source: Federal Register

Publication Date: February 27, 2002

..national Coding committee with.. .. Coding system that could be use.. ..use of a Coding system denoting the list.. ..recommendations about a Coding system.. ..on the appropriate Coding system to be.. ..implementing another Coding system... ..medical condition Coding system. We..

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on Medical Code Sets

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: February 06, 2002

..Prophet, director of Coding policy and compliance fo.. ..overage.  Consistency in Coding is an important issue fo.. ..ed in the use of medical Coding as managers and coding p.. ..lved in professional Coding . For more information, I.. ..org .  As we discuss Coding and classification here ..

Coding: a Look at the Big Picture

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002

..dress critical issues in Coding for 2002. The focus on c.. ..a staffing crisis in the Coding field. Employers are cla.. ..moring for workers with Coding skill sets--hospitals, c.. .., and even new outsource Coding companies. And when they.. ..hcare providers. As for Coding professionals themselves..

Medical Necessity under OPPS: a Look at the Challenges

Author: Carter, Darren

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2002

..d accurate diagnostic Coding . Diagnostic service prov.. ..iagnostic and procedural Coding systems. Further, becaus.. .. patient care and the Coding process occur separately.. ..he physician can lead to Coding inaccuracies. How O.. ..ording to the Correct Coding Initiative, which determ..

AHIMA's Comments Regarding APC Advisory Panel Discussion on Guideline for Medicare OPPS - Facility Coding of E/M Services

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 03, 2002

..care OPPS – Facility Coding of E/M Services Dear.. ..nes for the facility Coding of evaluation and manage.. ..formation, data, and Coding in our nation’s provider.. ..g goal of consistency in Coding .  As part of this effort.. .., overseeing correct Coding rules associated with th..

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....

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..

APC Validation Audits ... The Nitty Gritty Details

Author: Knowles, Lisa

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ion management director, Coding manager, and coder. The .. ..t is important that your Coding staff know that their wo.. ..s (those assigned by the Coding staff in the health info.. ..er-related and which are Coding /documentation issues. Th.. ..m the health information Coding staff of the results of ..

When Good Chargemasters Go Bad

Author: Leeds, Erica

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. must still understand Coding and billing regulations .. ..doesn't understand basic Coding and billing guidelines.. ..interaction. Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) and O.. .. the hospital outpatient Coding system on the Medicare .. ..im checker for correct Coding . This editor looks for i..

APCs: A Hospital-wide Effort

Author: Neilson, Seana

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..the primary home for the Coding experts. These are the e.. .. what I always do." Coding professionals are more l.. ..using the common bond of Coding to keep all parties on a.. .. perspective plane. Coding professionals are capabl.. ..e of using their Coding expertise as a means of ..

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..

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