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CodeWrite Community News (February 2008)

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: February 2008

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—ICD-10 Checkpoi.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News ..

CodeWrite Community News (January 2008)

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2008

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter December 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2008

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..thcare Compliance; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal..

Coding Debridement Procedures

Author: McCullough, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2008

..ren, RHIA, CCS Coding debridement procedures c.. ..for the most experienced Coding professional. Recent stu.. ..documented inappropriate Coding of debridement procedure.. .. Guidelines for Correct Coding The American Hos.. .. extensive guidelines in Coding Clinic that outline the ..

Computers, Coding, and Change

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008

.. Computer-assisted Coding won’t eliminate the prof.. .. with computer-generated Coding . At first that seemed to.. ..enting computer-assisted Coding (CAC), they feared the w.. ..says Srinivasan, now the Coding manager at the hospital .. ..and a 17-year Coding veteran. With its..

Home Health PPS Update

Author: Blevins, Ida K.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2008

..and allowed for multiple Coding for both primary and sec.. .. be followed if multiple Coding is indicated for any dia.. ..sis codes under ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines, enter the di.. ..nosis that is a multiple Coding situation (e.g., a manif.. ..sis codes under ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines (e.g., mandat..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter November 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2007

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—ICD-10 Checkpoi.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..ontents;2007 Calendar of Coding Community Events;AHIMA G..

Statement on Quality Healthcare Data and Information

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: December 14, 2007


Reviewed and Approved December 2007
AHIMA’s Position

Healthcare data and its transformation into meaningful information should be a central concern for consumers, healthcare providers, the healthcare industry, and the government. Standards, technologies, education, and research a....

Final Rule for FY 2008 IPPS: MS-DRGs and POA Top List in a Year of Major Change

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl; Garrett, Gail S.; Johnson, Laurie M.

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

Publication Date: November 2007

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting” and.. .. Coding : easily identified by un.. ..nts in documentation and Coding , phasing in the adjustme.. .. In addition to re Classification of the CC list, CMS has .. ..ailable at www.ahima.org/ Reimbursement [page no longer availabl..

Ensuring Proper Wound Care Service Coding: OIG Highlights Need for Organizations to Assess Wound Care Coding Practices

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.

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

Publication Date: November 2007

..t of its 2007 work plan, Coding and HIM professionals sh.. ..eir organization’s Coding and reimbursement of the.. ..de to improve wound care Coding and reimbursement. .. ..zation does not have the Coding expertise internally. .. ..l material for clinical, Coding , CDM, and billing staff ..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter October 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2007

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal..

Four-Year Experience with Severity-Based DRGs: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Author: Reeves, Mary G; Scott, Freda; Hallock, Kathy; Hays, Stephanie A.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

..llaborative effort among Coding and clinical documentat.. ..res were a reflection of Coding practices, documentatio.. .. of both. Since external Coding compliance audits by th.. ..urce) indicated that the Coding and ICD-9 assignments a.. ..re was purchased for the Coding specialists’ use. This i..

Charge Description Master: Understanding Its Role in OPPS

Author: Baril, Arlene F.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

..lements for identifying, Coding , and pricing any item th.. ..ed groups (DRG’s) by HIM Coding staff.  On the outpatie.. ..nt side, the average Coding /APC assignment that is p.. ..M is not involved in any Coding of these procedures or l.. .. who is responsible for Coding and charging for service..

Coding for Renal Failure

Author: Zarick, Andrew Jr.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

..5.6) is an MCC. When Coding renal failure, it is imp.. .. Brown, Faye. “ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook 2007.” AHA pres.. ..ce : Zarick, Andrew Jr. " Coding for Renal Failure." 2007..

Medicare APCs 2007: Where We Are Seven Years Later

Author: Russell, Jean C.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

.. as the National Correct Coding Initiative (“CCI”) and t.. ..payments due to improper Coding . History P.. ..iption Master (“CDM”) to Coding and billing. Therefore i.. ..manage their outpatient Coding and billing accordingly... .. a number of particular Coding and billing issues that ..

Crossing the Rubicon: Developing a Strong Inpatient/Outpatient Coding Structure at Duke

Author: Stone, Fabian; Wooley, Barbara; Egan, Jeanne M.; Gallagher, Timothy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

..t, Reimbursement and Coding Services, PRMO Barbar.. ..ement, Reimbursement and Coding Services at the PRMO is .. ..capture and maintenance, Coding edits, charge master mai.. ..ntenance, Coding education, in addition t.. ..rtment) and professional Coding . Mr. Stone oversees more..

Communication of Clinically Relevant Information in Electronic Health Records: a Comparison Between Structured Data and Unrestricted Physician Language

Author: Resnik, Philip; Toren, Richard; Nossal, Michael; Niv, Michael

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..provision for en Coding hypothesized conditions .. ..nor for en Coding vague temporal specifica.. ..andardized, structured en Coding s of .. .. Coding 19 already contains many .. ..ion in Computer-assisted Coding .‖ .. ..ement, Computer-assisted Coding Conference ..

Use of the Delphi Method to Generate a Gold Standard for the Medical Coding Industry

Author: Familant, M. Elliott; Covit, Stuart; Covit, Andrew B.

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..Standard for the Medical Coding Industry.. ..Standard for the Medical Coding Industry.. ..ld standard” for medical Coding is now an acknowledged n.. ..ndard for medical record Coding . We demonstrate that, co.. ..lphi Method reduces under Coding and is less susceptible ..

Defining the Standards for Automated E&M Coding Through Coding Consistency Methodology

Author: Flanagan, James R.; dos Santos, Mariana

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..ndards for Automated E&M Coding through Coding Consisten.. ..Coding through Coding Consistency .. ..ion and management (E&M) Coding even by .. ..(CMS) guidelines for E&M Coding allow a large range of i.. ..ard for an automated E&M Coding tool. .. ..rocess for revealing E&M Coding variation, for analyzing..

Computer-Assisted Coding at its Limits: an Analysis of More Complex Coding Scenarios

Author: Morsch, Mark; Stoyla, Carol; Landis, Michael; Rogers, Stacy; Sheffer, Ronald Jr.; Vernon, Michelle; Jimmink, Michelle A

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..Computer-assisted Coding at Its Limits: An Analys.. ..is of More Complex Coding Scenarios.. ..Computer-assisted Coding at Its Limits: An .. ..Analysis of More Complex Coding Scenarios.. ..dopted computer-assisted Coding (CAC) applications have .. ..coding, improved Coding accuracy and consistency..

Getting Quality Clinical and Coded Data: How UMHS's CDIP Improved Clinical Coded Data and Clinical Staff Relationships

Author: Blackford, Gwendolyn; Whitehouse, Rosanne

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

Publication Date: October 2007

..roved the organization’s Coding and reimbursement. .. ..ty to re-assess internal Coding operations. UMHS .. ..me inefficiencies in its Coding functions that other hos.. ..es, the only interaction Coding professionals had with p.. ..y to assess its internal Coding operations and to identi..

Brushing Up On ICD-10-PCS

Author: Bowman, Sue E

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

Publication Date: October 2007

..miliarity with these new Coding systems. This article pr.. ..is required for ICD-9-CM Coding . Body part values.. .. peripheral nerve value, Coding professionals will need .. .. to the draft ICD-10-PCS Coding guidelines, nerves and v.. .. the transition to a new Coding system. Implementation e..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter September 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2007

.. and Carol Spencer, RHIA; Coding it Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding it Right—ICD-10 Checkpoi..

Medicare Inpatient Hospital Payments: CMS Has Used External Data for New Technologies in Certain Instances and Medicare Remainds Primary Data Source

Author: U.S. Government Accountability Office

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: September 20, 2007

..CMS Annually Revises DRG Classification s and Payment Weights;DRG.. .. Classification s and Payment Weights for.. ..nal Data to Inform DRG Re Classification an;CMS Has Used External.. ..re Classification request or an addon paym.. ..urposes: to inform DRG re Classification ..

Analysis of Final Rule for FY 2008 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: September 15, 2007

..curate documentation and Coding of information contained.. .. in the medical record. Coding that has no effect on pa.. ..mplete documentation and Coding may occur because it wil.. ..reased documentation and Coding . The IPPS standardized a.. ..the effect of changes in Coding or classification of dis..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter August 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2007

.. Coding it Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..iance;Earning Your AHIMA Coding Certification;by Christi.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding it Right—ICD-10 Checkpoi..

US Must Adopt and Implement ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: Immediate Action to Upgrade Medical Code Set Standards Needed

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: July 21, 2007

..ernational, 21st century Coding standards and 21st centu.. ..D-10-PCS is a procedural Coding system designed by the .. ..ent inpatient procedural Coding system currently include.. ..0-CM and ICD-10-PCS i Classification code sets, rules and gu.. .. whole. The ICD-9-CM Classification system used in the Unite..

CodeWrite Community Newsletter July 2007

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2007

.. Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News .. ..for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—ICD-10 Checkpoi.. ..ack to table of contents; Coding It Right—Practical News ..

Clinical Documentation Specialists

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2007

..ved the HIM department’s Coding ability and overall hosp.. ..ion presented to HIM for Coding and DRG assignment. The .. ..grams, CDSs even suggest Coding specifics, like DRGs, be.. ..erly conservative in its Coding practices and “lea.. ..ces manager in charge of Coding and record processing. ..

Coding Career Path

Author: Orenstein, Anita; Clemons, Brenda; Dalton, Christina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2007

.. A career path for Coding professionals at Intermo.. ..isn't the same for every Coding professional or within e.. ..ies to gain expertise in Coding multiple patient types, .. ..ity checks and front-end Coding to obtain advanced benef.. ..HIM created an ancillary Coding class for laboratory sta..

Accuracy Imperative: New Stakes for Coded Data

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2007

.. The requirements for Coding accuracy have always bee.. ..n high, even before Coding became the basis for rei.. ..ms essential to accurate Coding , and the profession has .. ..or policies that enhance Coding accuracy, advocating for.. ..etting higher. In “ Coding and Quality Reporting&rd..

Evaluation & Management Services Guide

Author: Medicare Learning Network

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: July 02, 2007

..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G3044: .. ..The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. ..• International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. ..International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. .. Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio..

Preparing for POA Reporting: How One Facility Educated Its Staff on the Importance of the New Requirement

Author: Wiedemann, Lou Ann

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

Publication Date: July 2007

..Debbie Wroten, RHIA, and Coding supervisor Deborah Bache.. .. and concerns can assist Coding professionals in POA imp.. ..of POA implementation on Coding productivity has been &l.. ..mine the POA’s impact on Coding productivity and other H.. ..ong skill set within the Coding profession. The POA rais..

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