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Medicare Program; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System; Payment Reform for Calendar Year 2004; Interim Final Rule

Author: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source: Federal Register

Publication Date: January 06, 2004

.. Coding for Specified Outpatient.. ..that requires Classification of separately .. ..ambulatory payment Classification s .. .. Classification group (APC) exists and .. .. Classification of covered OPPS drugs in.. ..of the Act. The Classification s are listed ..

Taking the Next Step Forward for ICD-10

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004

.. (NPRM) to upgrade the Coding systems from ICD-9-CM. .. ..o work with the Coding authorities and others t.. ..as been established. The Coding Roundtables will .. ..10-CM and the ICD-10-PCS Classification standards as re.. ..acement for the ICD-9-CM Classification currently used in the US..

CodeWrite Community News December 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: December 2003

..sful meeting in Arkansas; Coding it Right – Practical New.. ..s for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..t how you’ll learn a new Coding system?;Roundtable Rap;R.. ..n Management Association Coding Roundtable;Back to top;C.. ..r Discussion;Calendar of Coding Community Events;January..

Analysis of Final Rule for 2004 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: December 02, 2003

.. “Drugs requiring detail Coding ,” and report the appropr.. ..D CHANGES Hospital Coding for Evaluation and Manag.. ..lso recommended a set of Coding guidelines for determini.. ..usly cited by CMS: Coding guidelines for emergency.. ..hysician resource use, Coding guidelines should be cle..

CodeWrite Community News November 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: November 2003

..is Issue;Roundtable Rap: Coding Roundtables “Best Actres.. ..s”; Coding it Right – Practical New.. ..s for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..t how you’ll learn a new Coding system?;Roundtable Rap;B.. ..ack to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..n;Calendar of Coding Community Events;Novembe..

ABNs--Always Been Neglected

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: AHIMA community resource

Publication Date: November 14, 2003

..cal necessity rules lack Coding skills. There has .. ..olicy? How Are Coding Professionals Affected b.. .. goes into the effort of Coding these days. First, c.. ..guidelines published in Coding Clinic . This being said.. .., it is the Coding professional's responsib..

Standard Terminology Helps Advance EHR

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2003

.. Classification/En Coding : A system that groups to.. .. 1. “Terming, En Coding and Grouping: An Overvie.. ..146;s role in healthcare Classification systems, termi.. ..f terminology, Classification systems, and groupings. .. .. and “ Terminology, Classification , Grouping Expl..

Opportunities for HIM in Revenue Cycle Management

Author: Campbell, Thea

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2003

..s we all know, Coding is one of our areas of e.. ..rs would like to believe Coding is simple, we all know t.. ..the nuances of Coding are many and the skill s.. ..the revenue cycle beyond Coding in which HIM p.. .. because of changes in Coding or practice patterns..

Adoption of ICD-10

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Talking Points

Publication Date: November 01, 2003



AHIMA has developed Talking Points on the issue of adoption of ICD-10 for use in helping members and staff communicate key messages on issues of importance to the field of health information management. We encourage you to use these documents when preparing a group presentation, writing a....

CodeWrite Community News October 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2003

..on on Finding Answers to Coding Questions;Revisiting the.. .. History of Coding ;Taking a Look Back at th.. ..e History of Coding Systems in the Journal o.. ..undtable Rap;Back to top; Coding it Right – Practical New.. ..s for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Calendar Year 2004

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: October 03, 2003

.. 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.. .. is because of incorrect Coding . It was noted that codi.. ..nned. AHIMA agrees that Coding instructions for this si..

Choosing Modalities for Carotid Stenosis

Author: Wiley, Sean

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2003


One of the leading causes of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is carotid artery disease (CAD). With technology changing at such a rapid rate, it is difficult for physicians to decide on the gold standard of care when it comes to visualizing carotid stenosis. This article will explain....

Long-term Acute Care: the Effect of PPS

Author: Smith, Pam

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2003

.. It Starts with Coding The LT.. .. At first, we focused on Coding accuracy. .. ..o get a baseline for our Coding accuracy rate, I visited.. .. and performed a Coding audit. This enabled us t.. ..ether errors were due to Coding or physician d..

CodeWrite Community News September 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: September 2003

..er reports on “Achieving Coding Excellence” in Boston;Co.. ..ght – Practical News for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..failure;Factoring In The Coding Guidelines;What Code is .. ..undtable Rap;Back to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..er reports on “Achieving Coding Excellence” in Boston..

AHIMA Supports Patient Friendly Billing Project

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


Joining the American Hospital Association, the Medical Group Management Association, and others, AHIMA announced its endorsement of the Patient Friendly Billing Project. Led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the project was established in 2000 to help create a more pat....

CodeWrite Community News August 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2003

..is Issue;Roundtable Rap: Coding Roundtable Summit a Big .. ..Success; Coding it Right – Practical New.. ..s for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. .. Credits?;Roundtable Rap; Coding Roundtable Summit a Big .. ..Success!;Back to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio..

CodeWrite Community News July 2003

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2003

..Judy Bielby on achieving Coding excellence in Kansas Cit.. ..y; Coding it Right – Practical New.. ..s for Coding , Reimbursement, and Heal.. ..undtable Rap;Back to top; Coding Challenges for Discussio.. ..e Guidelines;Calendar of Coding Community Events;AHIMA G..

AHIMA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year 2004

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: July 07, 2003

.. 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.. .. would be a violation of Coding advice published in the .. ..n Hospital Association's Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, whi..

Pneumonia [Documentation Suggestions]

Author: Health Care Excel

Source: External - used with permission

Publication Date: July 07, 2003

Describe clinical signs and symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, cough, dyspnea, tachypnea, crackles or rales, etc.).
Note radiological and laboratory findings - include rationale for disagreement with any findings (e.g., negative chest xray, culture, etc.).
Describe preadmission treatment tha....

Journal Q&A (7/03)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: July 02, 2003

Q: How can I find the Medicare manuals, program memorandums, and the Conditions of Participation on the new CMS Web site?

A: After the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) changed its name to CMS, it moved all its resources to its new site at www.cms.gov/manuals.


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Clinical Coding: Part of the HIM Mosaic

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003

..lthcare today understand Coding only in the context of b.. ..nformation, and Coding is a vital part of the H.. .. The New Coding Reality .. ..ned valuable data on the Coding profession through the A.. .. Ensuring AHIMA’s Coding Leadership ..

From Coder to Knowledge Engineer

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003

..mbining her interests in Coding and technology, Judy Sam.. ..s developing a Web-based Coding product that reads dicta.. ..n, Sample’s role as Coding manager requires her to .. .. could always go back to Coding .” S.. ..r. Although she uses her Coding knowledge daily..

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