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National Correct Coding Initiative: A Valuable Resource in Outpatient Coding Compliance

Author: Drake, Suzanne P

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

Publication Date: May 2015

..erstanding of outpatient Coding and reporting convention.. .. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) is a h.. ..ful tool for maintaining Coding and reporting compliance.. ..ped to mitigate improper Coding and payments to Medicare.. ..edural Terminology (CPT) Coding system for that same yea..

When Health Information and Fiscal Management Meet

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001

..t and diagnostic testing Coding , primary payer billing, .. ..t and diagnostic testing Coding , and denial management--.. ..t and diagnostic testing Coding . Ensuring that accurate .. ..y and who are trained in Coding will allow for more accu.. ..rate Coding of admitting and testing..

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..

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..

Forgotten Denial: Automated

Author: Easterling, Sharon

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: September 2013

..ty denials and inpatient Coding denials, automated denia.. ..thcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Leve.. .. of service assignment, Coding edits and modifiers, or .. .. guidelines for billing, Coding rules, or other regulati.. ..d training is needed for Coding and billing. There is c..

Busy Year for the RACs

Author: Easterling, Sharon

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2012

..ay be problematic from a Coding , billing, or medical nec.. ..beyond the scope of DRG [ Coding ] validation, and the ski.. .. clinician with approved Coding credentials." 3 .. .. Common Coding areas where clinical val.. ..ary team that includes a Coding professional with strong..

Use Data Mining Findings as a Tool to Support CDI Education

Author: Easterling, Sharon; Endicott, Melanie; Lojewski, Tedi; Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C; Martin, Ginny

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

Publication Date: July 2014

..record. Productivity and Coding quality often suffer whe.. .. Coding and clinical documentati.. .. diagnosis. The Official Coding Guidelines Section II. B.. .. Coding and CDI staff should be .. ..s the ultimate goal when Coding to the greatest specific..

Collecting Root Cause to Improve Coding Quality Measurement

Author: e-HIM Work Group on Benchmark Standards for Clinical Coding Performance Measurement. Quality Subgroup

Source: AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: March 2008

..organization has its own Coding quality review and repor.. ..of codes assigned by the Coding staff. However, without .. ..accuracy or standardized Coding performance measurement,.. ..zations to compare their Coding measurements against ind.. ..measuring and collecting Coding quality review data cons..

Physician Office Billing Compliance Program

Author: Eisenhauer, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1997

..ces try to adhere to the Coding and billing guidelines a.. .. adheres to correct Coding and billing standards fo.. .. of potential fraudulent Coding and billing acti.. .. program is to eliminate Coding and billing erro.. ..authority to correct any Coding and billing prob..

Data Abstraction Unplugged: Taking Trauma Registry to the Point of Care with Wireless Technology

Author: Eisenhower, Cynthia; McElwee, Karen; Wargo, Christina; Woodruff, Tracy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2005


Central to Geisinger Medical Center’s success with concurrent abstraction is wireless technology that enables registrars to work at the point of care.
Registry abstraction can have trouble keeping up with technology. Often located away from IT-intensive clinical departments and oper....

Computer-Assisted Coding and Beyond

Author: Eminger, Heather

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

..ng the Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) technologies becau.. ..se of Coding challenges such as the e.. ..e that Computer-Assisted Coding can "Assist" a hospital .. ..n that Computer-Assisted Coding is the future for coding.. ... Computer-Assisted Coding today has just begun to ..

Pain-free Wound Care Coding

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2010

..he nuances of wound care Coding , including the ICD-9-CM .. ..and CPT Coding guidelines, local covera.. ... Wound Care Diagnosis Coding Causes of open wounds .. ..omyelitis is documented, Coding professionals should ass.. ..ons and joints. When Coding pressure ulcers, both th..

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....

Hypertension Coding Review

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2011

.. Does Coding hypertension elevate you.. ..rtension and review the Coding guidelines associated wi.. ..th combination Coding in hypertension. .. ..th additional codes for Coding heart failure and chroni.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Effectiv..

ICD-9-CM Refresher

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: June 11, 2014

..ished the last issue of Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM . I .. ..sue included the correct Coding of diagnoses such as aty.. ..iew the latest issue of Coding Clinic . You might even .. ..nd outs of ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding , we may have forgotten s.. ..p to remind us of proper Coding in our current world of ..

Coding Hip Fractures

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2010

..e a fracture of the hip, Coding professionals must know:.. ..s that are well aligned. Coding professionals need to kn.. .. 00.74–00.77 code range. Coding the bearing surface will.. ..ies will help facilitate Coding the original and revisio.. .. the pain and V43.64. Coding fractures in hip joint r..

DIY: Grow Your Own Coders. Organizations Develop Programs to Internally Cultivate Coders

Author: Endicott, Melanie

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

Publication Date: April 2014

.. Coding Academy Transforms Recru.. ..3, Novant launched their Coding Academy, developed to tr.. ..s to simulate real-world Coding . .. ..be eligible for Novant’s Coding Academy, a candidate mus.. ..t hold a Coding credential and/or the RH.. .., director of acute care Coding at Novant. The robust Co..

Anatomy of a Physician Coder: Small, medium, and large physician practices all feature these multi-tasking, multi-responsibility coders

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012

..her time in half between Coding and non-coding related d.. ..y like computer-assisted Coding (CAC), new regulations l.. ..rior to obtaining formal Coding certification. Segado st.. ..n through the ranks. Our Coding knowledge has helped us .. ..irector of consulting at Coding Strategies, Inc., a cons..

Peeking Over the Fence: a Look at Canadian Coding and CDI Processes, and How They Differ From the US Due to Varied Financial Structures

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

.., MBA, CHIM, director of Coding services at Nuance in Ot.. ..Canada is simpler from a Coding and HIM standpoint, Gemm.. .. Documentation and Coding Challenges Persist in Ca.. ..ve more time to focus on Coding and CDI? Not necessarily.. ..p to what was needed for Coding for quite a few years. E..

Don’t Deny the Denials: Experts Recommend Implementing a Strong Claims Denial Strategy to Offset ICD-10-based Coder Productivity Loss

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2014

..enting computer-assisted Coding . However, experts say cr.. ..al HIM staff perform the Coding function. She fears that.. ..e importance of accurate Coding really trickles down, an.. ..e part of the reason why Coding and denial management ha.. .. is not directly tied to Coding as it is in acute care a..

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..

Mobilizing to Do Adaptive Work

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1999

..for overseeing Coding functions, assigning cod.. .. As new versions of Coding systems were adopted in .. ..nitive text on Coding for reimbursement, condu.. .. advocacy. 3 Coding is an excellent example .. ..In the case of Coding , the authority tradition..

Translation Please: Mapping Translates Clinical Data between the Many Languages That Document It

Author: Foley, Margaret M.; Hall, Candace; Perron, Kathryn; D'Andrea, Rachael

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2007

..ocedure codes in the one Coding system to procedure code.. .. procedures in the other Coding system. For example, the.. .. Mapping-Different from Coding ? Mapping.. .. and Coding both require knowledge o.. ..es. However, mapping and Coding differ in terms of the i..

Problem List Coding in e-HIM

Author: Fraser, Greg

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2005

..ed to problem list Coding . 5 However, S.. .."Problem List Coding in e-HIM".. ..ning. 4 ICD-9-CM is a Classification rather than a re.. ..d in this way. A Classification is a system that categor.. .. have meaning. A Classification is designed to be used p..

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