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Optimizing Data Representation Through the Use of SNOMED CT

Author: Bronnert, June; Daube, Julie L; Jopp, Gretchen; Peterson, Kathleen; Rihanek, Theresa; Scichilone, Rita A; Tucker, Vanna

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2014

..ector of terminology and Coding at IMO Inc. Julie Daube .. ..ions.com ) is manager of Coding quality review and educa.. ..essionals have relied on Classification s for data representation.. ..nical facts into broader Classification categories. .. ..However in the ICD-10-CM Classification system, the same concept..

Coding Bunionectomy

Author: Kapoor, Alka

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: March 2014

.. tips to be sure you are Coding them correctly: .. .. to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits.. ..vices. "National Correct Coding Initiative Edits." 2014.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /NationalCorrectCodInitEd.. ../NCCI- Coding -Edits.html ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter March 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 2014

.. Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..nline Communities in the Coding ,.. .."I have an ICD-10-CM Coding question. How would.. ..out this in my ICD-10-CM Coding class.. ..and HRS Coding Elevated, seeking..

Peeking Over the Fence: a Look at Canadian Coding and CDI Processes, and How They Differ From the US Due to Varied Financial Structures

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

.., MBA, CHIM, director of Coding services at Nuance in Ot.. ..Canada is simpler from a Coding and HIM standpoint, Gemm.. .. Documentation and Coding Challenges Persist in Ca.. ..ve more time to focus on Coding and CDI? Not necessarily.. ..p to what was needed for Coding for quite a few years. E..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter February 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2014

.. Coding NEWS & RESOURCES.. .. of influenza exist. The Coding of.. ..special Coding guidelines exist for the.. ..lassification and unique Coding guidelines of.. .. Coding CHALLENGES FOR DISCUSSIO.. .." Coding WITH".. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on ..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News January 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2014

..WATCH CMS 'ICD-10 Coding BASICS' VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.. ..AHIMA Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance Su.. .. Coding process and examples, in.. ..app was designed to help Coding professionals.. ..June 2014 Clinical Coding Meeting..

2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2014

.. ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline Changes .. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting . The foll.. ..new or revised ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines for 2014. .. .. Section IV: Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines.. ..tion IV of the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines: “Section I.B..

Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkit (2014)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA toolkit

Publication Date: January 2014

..and Coding for capturing of clinica.. ..and coding to drive Coding and grouping. Future pay.. ..vement in documentation, Coding , reimbursement, and SOI .. ..th a clinical and/or HIM Coding background. .. .. staffed entirely by HIM Coding .. .. methodologies, ICD-9-CM Coding concepts and guidelines,..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter January 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2014

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..duals pass the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examina.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month’s Coding challenge, Systolic and .. ..HIMA Engage Community on Coding , Classification, and..

CAD vs. Angina

Author: Hansen, Abby

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: December 2013

..rs, there have been many Coding Clinics to guide us in o.. ..al diagnosis. As in most Coding scenarios, the principa.. ..The advice published in Coding Clinic , Second Quarter.. ..n Hospital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, Se.. ..n Hospital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, Fi..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter December 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2013

.. Coding professionals... ..How to Gain Inpatient Coding Experience in Preparatio.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..How to Gain Inpatient Coding Experience in Preparatio.. ..e who take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam ar.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News November 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..f AHIMA's monthly online Coding column to learn from.. ..AHIMA's Coding experts about challengin.. ..2014 Annual Clinical Coding Meeting, in New Orleans,.. ..Diagnosis and Procedure Coding in 2013 and be ready to ..

New Discharge Status Codes

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: November 2013


Effective October 1, 2013, 16 new discharge status codes were implemented for discharges on or after this date. The new discharge status codes were created and approved by the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC). The patient discharge status code is reported by facilities on institutional....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter November 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2013

.. Coding  professionals... .. Coding  Challenges for Discussio.. ..coders obtain a  Coding  credential, I am often a.. ..Certified  Coding  Associate (CCA) or the C.. ..ertified  Coding  Specialist (CCS)exam... .. Coding  Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's  Coding  challenge, Shoulder Dyst..

Universal Use of ICD-10-CM/PCS in the US

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2013

..panded detail in the new Coding classification system, o.. ..data. The Coding of encountersin ICD‐9‐CM.. ..ible forthe oversight of Coding and reporting issues. Co.. ..s pertaining to updating Coding and reporting... ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/Downloads/ICD10Tra..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News October 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..ntry—including continued Coding education, coding dry.. ..PCS and ComputerAssisted Coding Summit.. ..ons on Computer-assisted Coding (CAC), recognized for it.. .. the expected decline in Coding productivity and accurac..

Last Call for ICD-9-CM

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2013


October 1, 2013 could be a day sentimental HIM veterans raise a glass to a longtime friend—or perhaps foe. For October 1 signifies the end of an era; it is the effective date of the final ICD-9-CM update before ICD-10-CM/PCS codes kick in on October 1, 2014.


In a statement t....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter October 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2013

.. Coding  professionals... .. Coding  Challenges for Discussio.. ..includes a review of the  Coding  guidelines for that mont.. .. Official Guidelines for  Coding  and.. .. Official Guidelines for  Coding  and Reporting... ..d the ICD­10­CM official  Coding  guidelines to develop a ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter September 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2013

.. Coding  professionals... .. Coding  Challenges for Discussio.. ..inpatient  Coding  denials, automated denia.. ..lthcare Common Procedure  Coding  System (HCPCS) Level II.. ..ng the documentation and  Coding  of.. ..A and ArHIMA, an adjunct  Coding  instructor at..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News September 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..CS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit.. ..ons on Computer-assisted Coding (CAC), which is recogniz.. .. the expected decline in Coding productivity and accurac.. ..senior director of Coding policy and compliance. I..

The Good, Bad, and Reality of Offshore Coding: Some Turn to Distant Shores to Fill US Coding Demands

Author: Gurrieri, Joseph J; Karban, Karen M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013

..ors plan to expand their Coding labor, according to a re.. ..ow to meet the increased Coding demand wrought by ICD-10.. .. Though many offshore Coding centers first opened off.. ..ring primarily physician Coding and billing services, ma.. ..atic changes in offshore Coding capabilities. Many HIM p..

Forgotten Denial: Automated

Author: Easterling, Sharon

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: September 2013

..ty denials and inpatient Coding denials, automated denia.. ..thcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Leve.. .. of service assignment, Coding edits and modifiers, or .. .. guidelines for billing, Coding rules, or other regulati.. ..d training is needed for Coding and billing. There is c..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News August 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..ng help include contract Coding companies as well as spr.. ..y, use computer-assisted Coding (CAC).. ..AHIMA's senior director, Coding policy and compliance, a.. ..enth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) has ..

Reporting and Sequencing of V Codes

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2013

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provides .. ..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, “V codes.. ..s not based on official Coding guidelines or advice. Ac.. .. to Fourth Quarter 2009 Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM , "T.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (October ..

A Little Coding Advice

Author: Nance, Kellie D

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2013

..ls sharp throughout your Coding career: .. ..n happen throughout the Coding world. However, most hos.. ..have a current ICD-9-CM Coding book handy. I tell my co.. ..nd the books useful when Coding in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10.. .. to also review your AHA Coding Clinics. A lot of hospi..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter August 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2013

.. Coding  professionals... ..Re Coding  Surgical Cases Denied by.. ..A Little  Coding  Advice by Kellie D. Nanc.. .. Coding  Challenges for Discussio.. ..Re Coding  Surgical Cases Denied by.. .. Coding  professionals?.. ..A Little  Coding  Advice.. ..ls sharp throughout your  Coding  career:..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News July 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..Official Coding Guidelines are available.. ..others outside the Coding industry—.. .. Coding world today. Along the w.. ..CMS Column: Coding and Billing Around the I.. ..computer-assisted Coding (CAC). The technology ha..

Hiring Tips for ICD-10 Help

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2013


Staff up or suffer. That is one message HIM professionals are hearing regarding the upcoming ICD-10-CM/PCS transition. Clinical documentation specialists will be needed to ensure clinicians adequately document provided care that validates the new, more detailed ICD-10 codes. Coders with ICD-10....

Transitioning Transcriptionists

Author: Person, Carol; Terlep, Minnette

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2013

..nto open, and in-demand, Coding roles .. ..iptionists move into hot Coding jobs. .. ..ned its partnership with Coding and transcription vendor.. ..ctor of HIM and hospital Coding for Sanford, proposed an.. ..ls and talents into open Coding roles. .. ..final role mentioned was Coding professional. More facil..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter July 2013

Author:

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2013

.. Coding professionals... .. Please share with other Coding and clinical.. .. Coding , classification. and rei.. ..resented at the Clinical Coding Community Meeting Octobe.. ..the data associated with Coding and need.. ..oking to transition into Coding and..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News June 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..Computer-Assisted Coding Summit held in Baltimore.. ..ace of computer-assisted Coding and clinical documentati.. .. Coding , the process for adding .. ..the data associated with Coding and.. ..2013 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Buyer'..

Adapting Enterprise Workflow for ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: Clark, Jill S

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2013

.. Coding .. ..nd/or procedure capture, Coding , billing, and data trans.. .. Coding .. ..ndards for ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding to include quality, prod.. ..tion plan, define a dual- Coding plan, and contribute to .. ..the computer-assisted Coding (CAC) implementation pro..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter June 2013

Author:

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 2013

.. Coding professionals... ..Diagnosis Coding in the Outpatient ED: Ba.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..Diagnosis Coding in the Outpatient ED: Ba.. ..resher on basic ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines related.. ..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting will remai..

Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice (2013 update)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: May 2013

.. index entries, official Coding guidelines, and, when IC.. ..urce system, applicable Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM adv.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting” ind.. ..dictionary. For example, Coding professionals can perfor.. ..ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets. Coding professionals should not..

First Steps for Synergizing Health IT Projects: Work can be reduced and enhanced by connecting ICD-10 implementation with other health IT efforts

Author: Mitchell, Glenn

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013

.. in order to meet ICD-10 Coding requirements. Organizati.. ..riate with more specific Coding . An additional effect is.. ..hange. ICD-10 conversion Coding analysis will yield earl.. ..g contracts with payers. Coding analysis will also give .. ..s based on today's ICD-9 Coding will impact what will be..

Essentials on Nonessential Modifiers

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2013

.. A review of the Coding conventions is necessary.. ..0-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The Coding conventions for ICD-10-C.. .. The process of Coding becomes so ingrained in .. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , “P.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting regardin..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter May 2013

Author:

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: May 2013

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..n: CPT® Coding of Infusions.. ..A review of the Coding conventions is necessary.. ..0-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The Coding conventions for ICD-10-C.. ..The process of Coding becomes so ingrained in ..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News April 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2013

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..CS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit.. ..ICD-10/Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit will take p.. ..Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit, April 22-2.. ..Computer-assisted Coding (CAC) can help your orga..

CPT 2013 Changes In Nerve Conduction Studies

Author: Huey, Kim

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2013

..minology (CPT) have made Coding of certain procedures l.. ..s true this year for the Coding of nerve conduction stu.. ..ocumented to ensure that Coding is correct under the 20.. ..ey is president of KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consul.. ..ident of KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting. ..

CMS Responds to RAC Myths

Author: Phelps, Charles

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2013



There is a lot of information available about the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program. Some of what you hear, though, may not be completely accurate. It is important that providers obtain their information from reliable sources. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter April 2013

Author:

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2013

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..made Coding of certain procedures le.. .. Coding of nerve conduction stud.. .. Coding Summit.. ..to Coding and.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month’s Coding Challenge, VATS lung bio..

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