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Closer Look at All-Patient Refined DRGs

Author: Averill, Richard F.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002

..ups (DRGs) are a patient Classification system that provides .. ..sed demand for a patient Classification system that can be us.. ..In particular, a patient Classification system is needed to: .. .. Hospitals Case-Mix Classification Study Project.” Stu..

CPT Changes for 2002

Author: O'Hara, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2002


Coders need to keep their resources current—including updating the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes every year with the annual CPT book. This article provides a brief summary of the changes made to the CPT 2002 code set. The complete list of changes can be found in Appendix B of....

Here Comes Rehab PPS!

Author: Grzybowski, Darice; Draper, Skeeter

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002

..ditionally been based on Coding , which depends on qualit.. ..he future against proper Coding , it is important that th.. .. Staff, Clinicians About Coding , Data Collection T.. ..is often confusion about Coding guidelines to be used fo.. .. rehab PPS. Two types of Coding are required. One..

Journal Q&A (11/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2001


Q: Where can I find the updated data elements and data definitions for the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)?

A: At this time, the 1986 UHDDS data elements and definitions are not available electronically though the information is considered to be in the public domain. The fi....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001


Q: Where can I find the updated data elements and data definitions for the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)?

Q: Where can I find an easy-to-use glossary for terms in the HIPAA regulations?

Michelle Dougherty (michelle.dougherty@ahima.org) is an HIM practice manager....

ICD-9-CM Codes Ready for 2002

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2001

.. codes for all diagnoses Coding , and hospitals reporting.. ..ear 2002. The ICD-9-CM Coding changes for fiscal year .. .. distorted. With the new Coding structure, distinction m.. ..ource of information for Coding professionals. The ratio.. ..rice.htm . The official Coding guidelines are available..

When Good Chargemasters Go Bad

Author: Leeds, Erica

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. must still understand Coding and billing regulations .. ..doesn't understand basic Coding and billing guidelines.. ..interaction. Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) and O.. .. the hospital outpatient Coding system on the Medicare .. ..im checker for correct Coding . This editor looks for i..

HIM & Ethical Decision Making: Complex Challenges

Author: Harman, Laurinda B.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ty, and risk management; Coding , compliance, fraud, and .. ..iance, fraud, and abuse; Coding ; quality review; researc.. ..y for information Mis Coding (intentionally) to avoid.. ..r to engage in negligent Coding practices Hiding inc.. ..ocumentation to increase Reimbursement Having access to inf..

APCs: A Hospital-wide Effort

Author: Neilson, Seana

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..the primary home for the Coding experts. These are the e.. .. what I always do." Coding professionals are more l.. ..using the common bond of Coding to keep all parties on a.. .. perspective plane. Coding professionals are capabl.. ..e of using their Coding expertise as a means of ..

Developing Technical Applications for Coding Compliance

Author: Hammen, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ing to provide focus for Coding compliance activities. .. .. Background Up Coding , DRG creep, and other co.. ..preventing inappropriate Coding and billing that could r.. ..mine the accuracy of the Coding and billing. Audits of .. ..cumentation was used for Coding purposes. Is there a pat..

Developing an Effective Compliance Audit Process

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..or compliance related to Coding , reimbursement, and rela.. ..nuals and structures for Coding and reimbursement evalua.. ..recognized. Unidentified Coding problems translate into .. ..zations choose to review Coding accuracy and conduct cla.. ..ims review separately. Coding accuracy requires indivi..

How Gaps in Data Quality Impact Reimbursement

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. evaluate and reengineer Coding and data capture practic.. ..time-of-record intake or Coding as the demographic infor.. .. expertise in outpatient Coding is participating in char.. ..and oversight, acting as Coding consultants to outpatien.. ..ce areas doing their own Coding , and participating in de..

Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH-PPSs)

Author: Abraham, Prinny

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. Diagnosis Coding , Sequencing, and Docum.. ..s, according to ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines. The OASIS .. ..nosis. Applying ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines and letting.. .. go of past poor Coding habits has proven diffic.. ..ntation to support the Coding and billing PPS is a hug..

APC Validation Audits ... The Nitty Gritty Details

Author: Knowles, Lisa

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ion management director, Coding manager, and coder. The .. ..t is important that your Coding staff know that their wo.. ..s (those assigned by the Coding staff in the health info.. ..er-related and which are Coding /documentation issues. Th.. ..m the health information Coding staff of the results of ..

CPT "Monopoly" To Be Examined

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001


Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) has forwarded a letter to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson criticizing the American Medical Association's "statutory monopoly" on current procedural terminology (CPT) codes. Lott said that Congress will look at the CPT issue when it considers....

Choosing Consultants Without Compromising Compliance

Author: Hammen, Cheryl

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001

.. Auditing Coding and DRG accuracy has bec.. ..o contract with external Coding consultants to perform t.. ..ement or to misinterpret Coding rules and regulations to.. ..pliance efforts, such as Coding compliance reviews. Comp.. ..se in selecting external Coding consulting companies. It..

Putting Productivity Plans to Work

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2001

.. a series of three " Coding Notes" articles add.. .. and incentive plans for Coding professionals. The April.. ..mple incentive plans for Coding professionals. First T.. ..ps: Understand the Coding process at your facility.. ..e the amount of time the Coding process takes . Regardle..

Sample Coding Incentive Plan

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Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2001

..departments Coding notes.. ..This Coding incentive plan is design.. ..ed to compensate Coding professionals who demons.. .. ability and accuracy in Coding and achieve production a.. ..sample Coding incentive plan 1.. ..• overall Coding accuracy will not drop b..

NCVHS Groups Explore CPR, Privacy Rule Possibilities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001




HIPAA's fifth anniversary was marked by meetings of two key subcommittees of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS): the standards (transactions) and security subcommittee and the privacy and confidentiality subcommittee. At the security subcommittee, experts fr....

Sample Coding Incentive Plan 2

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Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2001

..all Coding specialists and the lead.. ..• Coding accuracy of 95 percent o.. ..Participants: All Coding specialists who are not .. ..• Coding and abstracting from ass.. .. Coding Specialist.. .. Coding Specialist.. .. Coding Specialist .. .. Coding Specialist ..

E-assistance for Coding Professionals

Author: Uppena, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: September 2001

..tance learning to online Coding , coding professionals ca.. ..w ones. As a result, new Coding and abstracting systems,.. ..ait. Fortunately, online Coding resources continue to th.. ..rive. E- Coding Products and Services .. ..The latest challenges in Coding -APCs, OASIS, RUGs, HIPAA..

Journal Q&A (9/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: September 02, 2001

Q: I work in a home care agency and am developing a procedure on correcting errors on OASIS to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS, formerly HCFA) new correction policy. Is it necessary to make a separate entry in the medical record? Our agency would like to make the co....

Critical Expeditions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2001

..oothold in the future of Coding practice. It's new .. ..ng from the work of the Coding Futures Task F.. .. in a leadership role as Coding practice evolves. .. ..iagnostic codes. Yet the Coding Futures Task Force .. ..ees that many of today's Coding processes will become au..

Review of E/M Guidelines

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Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: July 02, 2001


The Evaluation and Management guidelines are found in the Medicare Carriers Manual in the following sections. You may download the entire manual from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (formerly HCFA) Web site by going to http://www.hcfa.gov/, click on Medicare, select laws an....

E/M Options in the Outpatient Arena

Author: Jones, Lolita M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

..gic and tips for better Coding for care rendered. .. .. Hospital Outpatient E/M Coding In its final APC regu.. .. Hospital Outpatient E/M Coding Here are some tips fo.. .. hospital outpatient E/M Coding : Map to an E/M code th.. .. the physicians, nurses, Coding specialists, and other ..

Look at Modifiers for Hospital Use

Author: Philippou, Karla E.

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: July 02, 2001

..d their correct usage by Coding prof.. .. outpatient Coding . Traditionally, less exp.. .. perform outpatient Coding . However with the advent.. .. CPT Coding guidelines, as well as c.. ..out the national Correct Coding Initiative edits ..

Navigating the Physician Services Maze

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

..matic-in the area of E/M Coding . Medical practices repo.. ..their services using E/M Coding , yet there are many poi.. ..and examples for correct Coding .  Three for .. ..tegory has five levels. " Coding for New Patients" and "C.. .. erroneous consultation Coding and documentation. ..

Implementing a Mobile Coding Solution

Author: Colgan, Peter

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: July 02, 2001

..em, and using the mobile Coding solution as an example... .. ensuring that physician Coding is complete and accurat.. ..resent to streamline the Coding of patient encounters c.. ... A successful mobile Coding solution should fit sea.. ..ficient charge capture, Coding , and billing process. It..

SNOMED Takes the Next Step

Author: Kudla, Karen M.; Blakemore, Margo

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

.. redundancy in Coding and simplify mapping tec.. ..ls). The Coding system breaks down when .. ..used by pathologists for Coding surgical pathology cases.. .. an alphanumeric Coding scheme in which the firs.. ..SNOP’s alphanumeric Coding scheme and expanded ..

DRG Analysis Reveals Potential Problems, Trends

Author: Osborn, Carol E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

..t have been subject to up Coding or are major consumers o.. ..record documentation and Coding for potential.. ..following the event. For Coding purposes and correct.. ..the requirements for Coding ischemic cerebrovascular.. ..As and strokes. ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines..

Can You Manage Managed Care?

Author: Willner, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

.. health care) and the Coding systems upon which they .. ..to DRGs and the accurate Coding of procedures .. ..ices is key to APCs, the Coding of chronic conditions .. ..r knowledge of Coding and reimbursement system.. .. a risk adjustment Classification system that requires MCO..

AHIMA Testifies in Support of ICD-10

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

..rent state of procedural Coding and moving toward a sing.. ..g ICD-10-PCS (procedural Coding system) in May. The &qu.. ..3] with a new procedural Coding system for inpatient ser.. ..ffort to move procedural Coding into the 21st century an.. .. for a single procedural Coding system. 1,2 AHIMA was h..

Know Your APCs: Data Analysis Made Simple

Author: Stegman, Melinda

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

..ge, and other changes in Coding guidelines. So how can .. ..ed in hiring additional Coding staff or in educational .. ..vities for their current Coding staff.  .. ..ccurate and complete CPT Coding is the cornerstone of a.. ..e data generated by the Coding of these services is a p..

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