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Back to Basics: APC Payment Methodology

Author: Tomak, Tracey

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2017

..mportant that outpatient Coding and billing staff unders.. ..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and Curre.. ..ion Master (CDM) or from Coding staff and run through th.. ..d the Ambulatory Payment Classification s (APCs) under the Outpat.. ../APC-(Ambulatory-Payment- Classification s)-FAQ/ ..

New Study Illuminates the Ongoing Road to ICD-10 Productivity and Optimization

Author: Alakrawi, Zahraa M; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Nemchik, Scot; Sheridan, Patty Thierry

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

Publication Date: March 2017

..CD-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) on Coding productivity, Ciox Healt.. ..IMA on ICD-10 inpatient Coding productivity, and examin.. ..ed average inpatient Coding times using a total of 1.. ..for better management of Coding operations. .. ..t of ICD-10 on inpatient Coding productivity over time. ..

CodeWrite (February 2017)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2017

.. Coding AND QUALITY MEASURES BRI.. ..In this " Coding and Quality Measures Bri.. ..and the Coding opportunities specific t.. ..ome common for inpatient Coding professionals.. ..diagnostic testing, the Coding professional decides not.. .. the rationale for this? Coding professionals often defe..

Coding Roundtable Coordinators Toolkit

Author: AHIMA Work Group

Source: AHIMA toolkit

Publication Date: 2017

.. Coding ROUNDTABLE COORDINATORS .. .. Coding ROUNDTABLE COORDINATORS.. .. Coding ROUNDTABLE COORDINATORS .. ..AHIMA’s Vision for Coding in Health Information Ma.. ..A’s Standards of Ethical Coding ........................... ..AHIMA Strategic Plan for Coding Roundtables...............

Use of Automated SNOMED CT Clinical Coding in Clinical Decision Support Systems for Preventive Care

Author: Al-Hablani, Bader

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2017

..mated SNOMED CT clinical Coding in clinical decision sup.. ..nagement (HIM), clinical Coding , and biomedical informat.. .. on the basis of disease Coding and allergy medical codi.. ..ther classifications and Coding systems could also be ut.. ..the previously mentioned Coding systems. It is estimated..

CodeWrite (January 2017)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2017

.. Coding of moderate (conscious) .. .. Coding AND QUALITY MEASURES BRI.. ..l specifications and the Coding opportunities.. ..our understanding of the Coding and reporting.. ..re, examine the official Coding guidelines and other.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio..

Role of Coding and Documentation in the Quality Payment Program

Author: DeVault, Kathryn; Easterling, Sharon; Huey, Kim

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

Publication Date: January 2017

..nce of documentation and Coding cannot be overstated. Wi.. .. where documentation and Coding fits in. It’s impo.. ..d complete and compliant Coding impacts almost all areas.. .. models is important for Coding and clinical documentati.. ..nclude documentation and Coding related to relationship ..

Clinical Validation: the Next Level of CDI (December 2016 update)

Author: Denton, Debra Beisel; Endicott, Melanie; Ericson, Cheryl E; Love, Tammy R.; McDonald, Lori; Willis, Daphne

Source: AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: December 2016

..allenging tasks for both Coding and clinical documentati.. ..grams mature and CDI and Coding professionals advance th.. .. by clinical indicators. Coding professionals may defaul.. ..sociation’s (AHA) Coding Clinic for clarificatio.. ..though AHA’s  Coding Clinic ®  for..

CodeWrite (December 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2016

.. Coding  AND QUALITY MEASURES BRI.. ..The " Coding and Quality Measures Bri.. ..tions and identifies the Coding opportunities in the acu.. ..er administrative data a Coding professional may include.. ..MORE  Coding  NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..Hypertension  Coding  ­ Crisis Averted..

Coding Viral Sepsis

Author: Sanvik, Gina

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: November 10, 2016

..ussion on AHIMA’s Engage Coding , Classification and Reim.. ..MA’s Code-Check TM   Coding question service. .. .. The viral sepsis Coding confusion may come into .. .. Also, based on Coding guidelines, it states to.. ..tion that this makes the Coding more complete. ..

Hospice Coding Left Out?

Author: Zastoupil, Shawna

Source: AHIMA newsletter article | CodeWrite

Publication Date: October 2016

..rting their journey into Coding compliance. Before the f.. ..hich addressed diagnosis Coding clarification, hospices .. ..ions regarding diagnosis Coding for hospices. New federa.. ..clarification of hospice Coding . However, many hospice c.. .. Hospice Coding professionals have ..

CodeWrite (October 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2016

..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..Hospice Coding Left Out?.. .. Coding clarification, hospices .. ..regarding diagnosis Coding for hospices. New federa.. .. Coding . However, many hospice c.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted to ..

Managing the Present on Admission Reporting Process (2016 update)

Author: Campbell, Angela; D'Amato, Cheryl; Rugg, Donna

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. The guide.. ..d precision to ICD-10-CM Coding in administrative data. .. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, including.. ..e complete, allowing the Coding professional to evaluate.. ..ocumentation needs. When Coding professionals discover i..

Winning the Coding Trifecta: CAC, CDI, and ICD-10. How CAC Can Strengthen Your CDI Program and Increase Collaboration with Coding and Quality Improvement

Author: Whittle, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016

..es how computer-assisted Coding (CAC) technology can be .. ..used by both clinical Coding professionals and CDI sp.. .. phase of CAC to enhance Coding professional and CDI spe.. ..CAC highlights terms for Coding and CDI purposes. Coding.. ..ase 2: Auto-suggestion. Coding professionals and CDI sp..

CodeWrite (September 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2016

..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. .. Coding professionals, along wit.. ..s. CDI professionals and Coding professionals will need .. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..the Coding , Classification, and Rei..

CodeWrite (August 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2016

..For Coding professionals who code o.. ..epairs. Recent advice in Coding Clinic has raised questi.. ..ons about Coding these.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..iscussion among medical, Coding , and clinical documentat.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio..

Improving Coding and Documentation Quality Through Real-Time Collaboration: Nurses and Coding Professionals Team Up to Tackle Documentation Issues

Author: Horn, Kelli; Younger, Adrienne; Snow, Trevor

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2016

..ld increase based on the Coding professionals and clinic.. .. be provided to both the Coding and CDI staff, as well a.. ..ngs “differently” than a Coding professional, nurses wer.. ..y recommendations to the Coding team. Nurses also serve .. .. Coding leadership explained to ..

Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkit (2016 version)

Author: Arrowood, Danita; Bailey-Woods, Linda; Barnette, Erin; Combs, Tammy; Endicott, Melanie; Miller, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA toolkit

Publication Date: July 2016

..inical documentation and Coding to capture clinical diag.. ..sed on documentation and Coding to drive coding and grou.. ..teness in documentation, Coding , .. ..th a clinical and/or HIM Coding background. .. .. staffed entirely by HIM Coding .. ..odologies, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding concepts and guidelines,..

Clinical Validation: The Next Level of CDI

Author: Denton, Debra Beisel; Endicott, Melanie; Ericson, Cheryl E; Love, Tammy R.; McDonald, Lori; Willis, Daphne

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2016

..allenging tasks for both Coding and clinical documentati.. ..grams mature and CDI and Coding professionals advance th.. .. by clinical indicators. Coding professionals may defaul.. ..sociation’s (AHA) Coding Clinic for clarificatio.. ..though AHA’s  Coding Clinic ®  for..

CodeWrite (July 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2016

..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..iagnostic" in ICD­10­PCS Coding for tissues taken for bi.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..the Coding , Classification, and Rei..

AHIMA's Whistleblower Policy

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: June 2016

AHIMA is committed to the highest possible standards of ethical, moral, and legal business conduct. In line with this commitment, we have a whistleblower policy to provide an avenue for volunteers to raise concerns while assuring that they will be protected from reprisals or victimization for whistleblowing.

AHIMA Special E-Alert (June 13, 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 13, 2016

..Results from a recent Coding productivity and accurac.. ..uctivity and accuracy of Coding professionals. Overall, .. ..t in a perceived loss of Coding productivity, with a min.. ..rofessionals are already Coding with the same degree of .. ..und that those with less Coding experience had the lowes..

CodeWrite (June 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: June 2016

.. Coding . This article discusses .. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..the Coding professional to read the.. ..pathology report. As Coding professionals begin the .. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on ..

Analyzing Eight Months of ICD-10

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2016

..ling clearinghouses, and Coding professionals have more .. .. retirements, or chaotic Coding that some in the healthc.. ..IMA’s senior director of Coding policy and compliance. .. .. Top Five ICD-10 Coding Weaknesses and Strengths.. ..after only eight months, Coding auditors have been able ..

Nothing Lasts Forever: How Physicians Can Prepare for the End of the One-Year Amnesty from Post Payment Reviews Due to Unspecified Codes

Author: Lee, Christine

Source: ICD-TEN Top Emerging News | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2016

..ed ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) Coding . .. ..inical documentation and Coding audits as mentioned abov.. .. Hire a Credentialed Coding Professional .. .. coder to tighten ICD-10 Coding practices and establish .. ..a compliance Coding program. Trained coding .. ..ecific documentation and Coding problem areas. ..

Assigning Advance Care Planning Codes

Author: Huey, Kim

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: May 2016

..s when billing Medicare, Coding professionals should che.. ..der the National Correct Coding Initiative edits; a modi.. .. PCS, CPCO, is with KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consul.. .. is with KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC. ..

Codewrite (May 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: May 2016

.. Coding Administration of Vaccin.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..based on new Coding Clinic advice... .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting states the.. ..een some confusion among Coding professionals as to how .. ..k was not necessary. AHA Coding Clinic..

CodeWrite (April 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2016

..uired Conditions (HACs), Coding professionals must.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting states the.. .. Coding professionals are someti.. ..uideline that allows the Coding professional to make thi.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, FY..

Bringing Physician Practices into the HIM Fold: Guidance on Making a Smooth Transition and Ensuring the MD/Hospital/HIM Relationship Remains Mutually Beneficial

Author: Lee, Christine

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2016

.. From assessing Coding to taking over release o.. .. the hospital, including Coding , billing, compliance, an.. ..akes over the practice’s Coding , billing, compliance, an.. ..ion is there for correct Coding . .. ..Us) can be impacted with Coding changes (RVUs compensate..

CodeWrite (March 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: March 2016

.. Coding Uncertainty in the Outpa.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..the Coding , Classification, and Rei.. .."I am Coding for an inpatient physici.. .. Coding scenarios are often used..

FY 2016 CPT Updates

Author: Clack, Crystal

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

Publication Date: February 2016

.. are many noteworthy CPT Coding changes in 2016, the foc.. ..only a select few of the Coding changes. All CPT coding .. ..in Appendix B of the CPT Coding book. .. .. As with any Coding updates, it is critical .. ..o have access to current Coding resources and to make an..

Using Additional Diagnoses to Improve Productivity

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: February 2016

..t for several months and Coding professionals have becom.. ..re being done to analyze Coding accuracy. But what else .. ..ccording to the official Coding guidelines additional di.. ..rt of quality reviews of Coding professionals, the assig.. ..es the number of codes a Coding professional must assign..

Revisiting Unrelated Surgical Procedures (MS-DRGs 981-989)

Author: Wilson, Donna D

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: February 2016

..he new year by revamping Coding compliance plans to incl.. ..MS-DRGs due to incorrect Coding of the principal procedu.. ..he hospital-specific HIM Coding compliance plan... ..elated to the ICD-10-PCS Coding of routine/non-operative.. ..ep up their own internal Coding compliance monitoring pl..

CodeWrite (February 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2016

..he new year by revamping Coding compliance plans to incl.. ..DRGs due to incorrect Coding of the principal procedu.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..t for several months and Coding professionals have.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on ..

CodeWrite (January 2016)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2016

..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..hysician can assist with Coding procedures with the root.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..the Coding , Classification, and Rei.. .. Coding scenarios are often used..

CodeWrite (December 2015)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2015

..What's the Skinny? Coding an Excision of a Maligna.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. .. Coding Challenges for Discussio.. .. Coding of Rehabilitation Proced.. ..This month's Coding challenge was posted on .. ..the Coding , Classification, and Rei..

Post ICD-10 Implementation: Where Are We Now?

Author: Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: November 2015

..n a long time coming for Coding and documentation improv.. ..lth record systems where Coding is chosen by drop-down m.. ..any coders had been dual Coding during the month of Sept.. ..mber, and some were dual Coding for six months or more p.. ..comfortable with the new Coding systems, productivity wi..

CodeWrite (November 2015)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2015

..coming for Coding and documentation improv.. ..MORE Coding NEWS AND RESOURCES.. ..on't Let Preventable CPT Coding Mistakes Cause.. .. Coding and billing audits, erro.. ..Journal of AHIMA " Coding Notes" article by Crysta.. ..Journal of AHIMA " Coding Notes" at Your Fingertip..

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