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CodeWrite Community Newsletter March 2012

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 2012

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Obstetrical Procedures i.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..is to apply the official Coding guidelines in.. .. Coding Obstetrical Procedures i.. ..CPT® Coding for Spinal.. .. Coding and Classification..

ICD-10 Critical Pathway for Getting Started : 2012 and Beyond [matrix]

Author: AHIMA; HIMSS

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: February 20, 2012

..g/Registration, Charges, Coding , Claims/Billing, Collect.. ..oders - If CAC or other Coding technology is utilized, .. ..d to, claims submission, Coding , billing, A/R management.. ..m; Use of computer aided Coding applications to enhance .. .. Coding performance; Use of tran..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News February 2012

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2012

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..director of Coding policy and compliance, t.. ..he transition to the new Coding system... ..D-10-CM/PCS will provide Coding professionals with the.. ..nhance and improve their Coding skills. However, it will..

CY 2012 OPPS Update

Author: Rihanek, Theresa

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2012


The final rule for calendar year 2012 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) was released on November 30, 2011. The rule went into effect for outpatient hospital-based services January 1, 2012.

This article outlines the updates in the final rule.
Financial Impact....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter February 2012

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2012

.. Coding professionals... ..2012 CPT® Coding Changes.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..2012 CPT® Coding Changes.. ..changes in 2012. Coding professionals should rev.. .. of multiple infusions, “ Coding Clarification: Facility.. ..HIMA audio seminar, CPT® Coding for Injections and Infus..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter January 2012

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2012

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. .. changes to the official Coding guidelines,.. .. Coding . This article examines t.. ..enetics with the January Coding crossword puzzle... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month’s Coding Challenge, Scapholunate ..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News January 2012

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2012

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..address Coding for the full range of in.. .. Coding staff on ICD-.. ..he transition to the new Coding system... ..Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit.. ..Our facility has started Coding in ICD-10 for our high v..

Field Guide: Seeing the Trees through the Forest in 2012

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2012

..fforts and shift to core Coding and HIM activities. Th.. .., RHIA, CCS, director of Coding policy and compliance at.. ..contracts with outsource Coding companies to help in the.. ..urn to computer-assisted Coding (CAC) in 2012 to help br.. ..se kinds of tools in the Coding process, along with ICD-..

The Respiratory System and ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: DeVault, Kathryn

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2012

..D-10-CM/PCS will provide Coding professionals with the o.. ..nhance and improve their Coding skills. However, it will.. ..cter codes. Chapter 10 Coding Guidelines Chapter 10 .. ..rts are significant when Coding the root operations exci.. ..ines the terminology and Classification used in the respiratory ..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News December 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2011

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..ll aspects of healthcare Coding . In this.. ..to accommodate the new Coding sets. Interfaces between.. ..Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit.. ..d of harder and bring US Coding practices into.. .. encourages members with Coding expertise to participate..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter December 2011

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2011

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding and Documentation of Obe.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..valuation and Management Coding New or.. .. Coding Community of Practice Po.. .. Coding and Documentation of Obe.. ..: Illustrate the correct Coding and reporting of obesity..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News November 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2011

..practical information on Coding with the new.. .. transition will provide Coding professionals with the.. ..rtunity to enhance their Coding skills. However, it will.. ..rther, AHIMA Director of Coding Policy and Compliance Su.. ..code. Limitations in the Coding system translate..

FY 2012 Changes to the Hospital IPPS

Author: DeVault, Kathryn

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2011

..MS-DRG Documentation and Coding Adjustment The Center.. ..oposed documentation and Coding adjustment at 2 percent... ..ed the documentation and Coding adjustment to eliminate .. .. claims is the effect of Coding or classification change.. ..ng the documentation and Coding adjustment and assessing..

Affordable Care Act and POAs

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: November 2011


Present on admission (POA) indicators were developed to meet requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). Section 5001(c) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requires hospitals to report the secondary diagnoses that are present on admission of patients effective for discharges on o....

Progress on ICD-10: Survey Shows Advances with Two Years to Go

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011


With the ICD-10-CM/PCS deadline less than two years away, results of a recent AHIMA survey show that more organizations are getting their transitions in motion. In total, 85 percent of respondents to the August 2011 survey said that their organizations had begun work on ICD-10 planning and imp....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter November 2011

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2011

.. Coding professionals... ..Diagnosis Coding of Seizures, Epilepsy an.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..Diagnosis Coding of Seizures, Epilepsy an.. ..the Coding of seizure and epilepsy .. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month’s Coding Challenge, E code for bo..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter October 2011

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2011

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..substitute for Coding . Target codes should be .. .. Coding classifications to ensur.. ..Objective: To discuss Coding for gestational diabetes.. .. Coding scenarios: Patient A is .. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News October 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2011

..practical information on Coding with the new ICD-10-CM/P.. ..on for those new to this Coding system, but there are al.. ..or PCS pieces of the Coding system... ..r for a LTC/PC Facility. Coding in Long-term care is a b.. ..different from hospital Coding . Is there going to be an..

Gestational Diabetes

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: October 2011

..ctive:   To discuss Coding for gestational diabetes.. .. Coding scenarios: Patient A i.. .. Coding Conventions and/or Guid.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , I.C.11.g.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (October ..

Modifers – ‘Friend or Foe’

Author: Swindle, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..C, CCP-P, Vice-President Coding and Compliance, PivotHea.. ..priate identify accurate Coding information to all payer.. ..ars of experience in the Coding industry is the foundati.. ..available. Initially the Coding concepts of both CPT and.. ..re System (HCPCS) is the Coding convention further divid..

Coding for Medicare Advantage Plans

Author: Truscott, Tricia

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..tment includes inpatient Coding , outpatient coding, phys.. ..ician practice Coding , clinical documentation .. ..l for Medicare Advantage Coding to enhance reimbursement.. ..techniques and increased Coding surveillance and accurac.. ..ll time equivalent (FTE) Coding staff were transferred f..

Certified I10-Ready

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011

..2013. The impending Coding classification system ch.. ..dge of the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding system, CCHIIM has deter.. ..ned knowledge of the new Coding system and are able to i.. ..le, an RHIT who performs Coding as a large percentage of.. ..th for those specialized Coding credentials. Further inf..

Outpatient Wound Care – Keys to Getting Paid

Author: Hapner, Peggy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..documentation to support Coding and billing. And increas.. ..ll clearly spell out the Coding and documentation protoc.. ..tanding national correct Coding initiative edits to dete.. .. rules for documentation/ Coding that was present in that.. ..tion to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits ..

Spinal Surgery in CPT/HCPCS Unraveled

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..ship to the CPT and HPCS Coding systems. However, solid .. ..s are also important for Coding purposes. There are appr.. ..rs play a role in proper Coding for spinal surgery: .. ..Lynn. 2011. Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Ph.. ..ne Society (NASS) Common Coding Scenarios for Comprehens..

The Cardiac Cath Coding/Charging Crossover

Author: Stanton, Kristi

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

.. is becoming crucial for Coding professionals to underst.. .., the connection between Coding and charging is a largel.. .., the connection between Coding and charging is often ov.. ..mentation without taking Coding guidelines into account... ..decentralization between Coding , charging, and billing c..

Coding Neoplasms in ICD-10-CM

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2011

..rticle compares neoplasm Coding in ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-C.. ..-CM in terms of neoplasm Coding . ICD-10-CM includes a ta.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting" includes .. ..a section on Coding guidelines for neoplasms.. ..are some variations, and Coding professionals should obt..

Lessons Learned from the Bill Error Correction Process

Author: Davis, Nadinia A.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..rors that originate with Coding and abstracting issues. .. ..ing was actually using a Coding product to produce the C.. ..th the technical and the Coding / charging component of .. ..s and valid NPI numbers. Coding edits include the valida.. ..elays such as incomplete Coding and the post- billing de..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News September 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2011

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..1. Coding , request fulfillment, an.. ..Shorter Coding certificate programs wil.. .. Coding Circulatory.. ..Clinical Coding Community Meeting: Track.. ..Clinical Coding Community Meeting: Track.. ..Clinical Coding Community Meeting: Track..

New ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes for FY 2012

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: September 2011


The new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes go into effect October 1, 2011. This date marks the last regular annual update to the ICD-9-CM code set before the partial code freeze. On October 1, 2012, there will be only limited code updates to ICD-9-CM to capture new technology and new diseases. There wil....

Keeping Up with the CPT/HCPCS Changes

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: September 2011

..pected to be reported by Coding professionals rather tha.. ..he Calendar of CPT/HCPCS Coding Changes below provides a.. .. list of events that Coding professionals should not.. .. Calendar of CPT/HCPCS Coding Changes .. ..s-managing-your-practice/ Coding -billing-insurance/cpt/an..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter September 2011

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2011

.. Coding professionals... .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..pected to be reported by Coding professionals rather tha.. ..he Calendar of CPT/HCPCS Coding Changes below provides a.. .. Coding professionals should not.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News August 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2011

..practical information on Coding with the new.. ..knowledge of the new Coding system and are able to i.. .. Coding Circulatory.. ..Coding Notes- Coding for External Causes of.. ..e award-winning column, " Coding Notes,".. ..focused on Coding external causes of morbi..

Preventive Services Modifier: Just the Facts

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2011


The American Medical Association introduced a new CPT® modifier earlier this year. The use of modifier 33 is effective January 1. However, this new modifier is not found in the 2011 CPT® codebook, which has caused some confusion. This table provides some facts and resources about this new modif....

CodeWrite Community Newsletter August 2011

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2011

.. Coding professionals... ..Diagnosis Coding of Osteoarthritis of the.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..Diagnosis Coding of Osteoarthritis of the.. ..CM Coding of osteoarthritis of the.. .. Coding Scenarios.. ..This article examines Coding of osteoarthritis second..

Top 10 List. Phase 2: ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Preparation

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: July 05, 2011

..a. Continue educating Coding staff on ICD-10 code sets.. ..0-CM Official Guidelinesfor Coding andReporting and ICD-10-.. ..PCS Coding Guidelines.. ..icPlan toPreventDecreased Coding Productivity and Accuracy.. ..ct orimpact of decreased Coding accuracy, and develop a ..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News July 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 02, 2011

..practical information on Coding with.. ..Nervous System Coding in ICD-10-CM/PCS.. ..icity for nervous system Coding . This article highlights.. ..of the new features in Coding central and peripheral n.. ..ing program that teaches Coding professionals how to bec..

ICD-TEN: Top Emerging News July 2011

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 02, 2011

..practical information on Coding with.. ..Nervous System Coding in ICD-10-CM/PCS.. ..icity for nervous system Coding . This article highlights.. ..of the new features in Coding central and peripheral n.. ..ing program that teaches Coding professionals how to bec..

Preparing for the CAC Transition

Author: Bronnert, June

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2011

..dvancements to influence Coding since encoding systems i.. ..s computer-assisted Coding . CAC is the "use of comp.. .. related to an automated Coding environment. The report .. .. following topics: Coding professionals in new rol.. .. preparing for automated Coding must evaluate their work..

Managing Physician Queries in the EHR

Author: Wiedemann, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2011


Federal incentives provided for the meaningful use program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are encouraging hospitals to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). Eighty percent of hospitals are planning to become meaningful users of EHR technologies in 2011, and the healthcare i....

ICD-10: the New Teacher's Pet

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2011

.. ICD-10-CM/PCS.” Shorter Coding certificate programs wil.. ..code set when they begin Coding courses in January, Silv.. ..ng ICD-10 as the primary Classification system. An AHIMA-devel.. ..be taught as the current Classification system in associate an..

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