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Computer Assisted Auditing for High-Volume Medical Coding

Author: Heinze, Daniel T.; Feller, Peter; McCorkle, Jerry; Morsch, Mark

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: September 06, 2006

.. for High-Volume Medical Coding ;Abstract ;Introduction .. .. for High-Volume Medical Coding 1 .. ..g for HighVolume Medical Coding .. ..sed by computer-assisted Coding (CAC) has raised the bar.. ..for auditing the medical Coding .. ..flect the quality of the Coding work, are comparable acr..

Nursing Data, Classification Systems, and Quality Indicators: What Every HIM Professional Needs to Know

Author: Henry, Suzanne Bakken; Warren, Judith J.; Zielstorff, Rita D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1998

..elines for Coding Mental Health Informatio.. .. and writing Coding commentary a challenging.. .. informed First of these Coding assignment differences. .. ..as developed a number of Classification systems. What ca.. ..iew of the major nursing Classification systems and examines ..

ABCs of Medicare Advantage

Author: Hernandez, Jeannette

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2008

..ionals involved with the Coding and operational aspects .. ..eement and learn the HIM Coding and documentation requir.. ..mote Accurate Diagnostic Coding and Data Collection .. ..n identified from both a Coding and operational perspect.. ..hen reviewing diagnostic Coding data from physician offi..

Coding’s Biggest Challenges Today

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2008

.. Coding departments are hectic p.. ..How many challenges does Coding face today? Open positio.. .., hybrid records—a Coding professional could jot d.. ..porting requirements and Coding changes increase, facili.. .. Journal polled Coding experts on the top five ..

Trend Watch: Coding for Nonphysician Services

Author: Hill, Emily

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000

..ess of the similarity to Coding for physician services, .. .. there are challenges in Coding for care provided by PAs.. ..d with appropriate Coding . Third-party payers may .. ..his is a coverage, not a Coding or scope of practi.. ..ce, issue. Proper Coding is determined by the wor..

Next Generation of E/M Guidelines

Author: Hill, Emily

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2000

..their staff hurry to E/M Coding seminars in hopes of fin.. ..and encourage consistent Coding . This guidance too.. ..d in the future. 1 Coding expertise demands experi.. .. firm specializing in Coding and regulatory complianc.. .. e-mail address is Emily@ Coding andcompliance.com. ..

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 ..

Trends Related to DRG Coding Errors

Author: Hrehor, Kimberly

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..ical record and accurate Coding of diagnoses and procedu.. .. with efforts to monitor Coding accuracy and diagnosis r.. ..ty and validated for DRG Coding errors by a Clinical Dat.. .. DRG Coding errors .. .. Combined DRG Coding errors and admission den..

CPT 2013 Changes In Nerve Conduction Studies

Author: Huey, Kim

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2013

..minology (CPT) have made Coding of certain procedures l.. ..s true this year for the Coding of nerve conduction stu.. ..ocumented to ensure that Coding is correct under the 20.. ..ey is president of KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consul.. ..ident of KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting. ..

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. ..

Coding Complex Bariatric Surgery

Author: Hull, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2005

..c CPT code. 2 Coding for BPD-DS .. ..edure. ICD-9-CM Coding for BPD-DS is 43.89, .. .. 45.51, and 45.91. Coding for RNY-GB is 44.38 if p.. .. Article citation : Coding Complex Bariatric Surger.. ..d 44.39 if open. Reimbursement for Roux-en-Y and BPD-DS..

Coding Peripheral Angioplasties

Author: Hull, Susan

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

Publication Date: May 2006

..olve complex combination Coding . Surgical and radiologic.. ..plasties to 35490-35495. Coding professionals should rea.. ..to be modified, although Coding guidelines suggest that .. ..l divisions are made for Coding purposes. Coding is base.. ..cedure is coded as well. Coding conventions for both tra..

SNOMED Overview

Author: Imel, Margo

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 23, 2002

.. Coding scheme such as ICD-9-CM... ... It supports consistent Coding .. .. machine processable ICD Coding from SNOMED-encoded pati.. .. Coding schemes such as ICD-9-CM.. ..The relevant Classification is ICD-9-CM. .. .. Classification of .. ..billing or Reimbursement activities without addit..

Natural Language Processing Technology and Terminologies: Mining Free Text

Author: Jagannathan, V.; Heinze, Daniel T.; Naeymi-Rad, Frank; Flanagan, James R.; Bowie, Jack; Kivatinetz, Raul

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..strative abstraction and Coding for billing. Illustratio.. ..clinical abstraction and Coding for administration and b.. ..administrative tasks and Coding for billing both require.. ..clinical abstraction and Coding for administration and b.. ..ties for abstraction and Coding with reference to techni..

HFMA Tackles Hospital Billing Chaos

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




Hospital bills are lengthy, often incorrect, and potentially confusing-to no one's surprise. A hospital bill is the result of a long process with numerous participants, beginning at pre-intake and ending with final collections.

Richard L. Clarke, FHFMA, president and CEO o....

How Does the System Know It’s Right? Automated Confidence Assessment

Author: Jiang, Yuankai; Nossal, Michael; Resnik, Philip

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: September 06, 2006

..Assessment for Compliant Coding ;Abstract ;Introduction .. ..e Assessment for Medical Coding ;Methods ;Rules of Thumb.. ..Assessment for Compliant Coding 1 .. ..for Compliant Coding .. ..f correctness in medical Coding . Beyond coding guideline.. .. for a computer-assisted Coding (CAC) system can vary de..

Crystal Ball for Coding

Author: Johns, Merida L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000

.. What will the future of Coding look like? A special AHI.. ..e time ago that Coding would become more and mo.. ..ally automatic. Coding specialists are still im.. ..t completed by the AHIMA Coding Futures Task Force. This.. ..ght affect the domain of Coding practice. Composed of na..

RAC Ready: How to Prepare for the Recovery Audit Contractor Program

Author: Johnson, Kathy M; Bloom, Allison; Morris, Denise; Madamba, Roderick

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2009

..n’s documentation, Coding , and billing practices. .. ..rough external review of Coding , documentation, and medi.. ..s where documentation or Coding education is needed, and.. ..ls. Though accuracy of Coding is one important aspect .. ..ogram is about more than Coding issues. It touches sever..

ICD-10: Managing Data Quality through Change

Author: Johnson, Kerry

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..ems and data collection ( Coding ) staff and ultimately th.. ..t volumes applicable for Coding were 30,000 inpatient vi.. ..t volumes applicable for Coding were 19,000 inpatient vi.. .. fundamentally different Coding philosophy than many oth.. ..t that is based upon the Coding standards set by CIHI. ..

Model for International Comparative Studies Using Routine Hospital Morbidity Data

Author: Jones, Lauren M.; Reid, Beth A.; Aisbett, Chris W.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..impact of differences in Coding systems on hospitalisati.. ..D-10-AM) as the national Coding classification. Furtherm.. .. The quality and type of Coding standards were generally.. ..nd New Zealand, the same Coding systems and standards ar.. ..nts are similar, and the Coding classifications are comp..

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 ..

Coding Bunionectomy

Author: Kapoor, Alka

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: March 2014

.. tips to be sure you are Coding them correctly: .. .. to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits.. ..vices. "National Correct Coding Initiative Edits." 2014.. ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /NationalCorrectCodInitEd.. ../NCCI- Coding -Edits.html ..

Documentation Issues

Author: Kennedy, James S.

Source: AHIMA community resource

Publication Date: March 02, 2003

..rction, according to the Coding rules. Is there a .. .. Know that the official Coding Rules still go by the 24.. ..interchangeably. From a Coding perspective, coders must.. ..toxins in the blood. In Coding language, this is interp..

CPT Changes for 2000

Author: Kirschner, Celeste G.; Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2000

..l Association's CPT 2000 Coding Symposium was held rece.. ..n revised to include the Coding of tissue adhesives in .. ..le electrode array, when Coding incision and subcutaneo.. ..to describe the correct Coding of neurostimulators in t.. ..heral nerves.  In Coding destruction by neurolyti..

Skilled Knowledge Workers in Short Supply

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2008

..uitment and retention of Coding staff is another concern.. ..ues AHIMA polled Coding experts to get a firstha.. ..nd view of the Coding environment in “Co.. ..here is no question that Coding is growing in complexity.. ..s, but the complexity of Coding reflects the complexity ..

AHIMA's Response to HCFA on the Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on the Proposed Prospective Payment System for Hospital Outpatient Services

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 06, 1999

..We do not agree with the Coding of the hypothetical case.. ..ccording to the official Coding guidelines, one of the s.. ..lemented? How will these Coding systems be use.. ..y for accurate Coding and the importance of co.. .. management and/or Coding . We also recommend that ..

Coding at a Crossroads

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2005

..ware tools to facilitate Coding and have implemented .. ..spital inpatient Coding down pat in the US. But .. .. remain significant. DRG Coding is just one fact.. ..enges to correct Coding : limitations in the codi.. .. that affect correct Coding : variable payer policy a..

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..

New Languages of Medicine: Inform and Influence Now

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

..ave been responsible for Coding diagnoses and procedures.. .. consistent and accurate Coding and revenue cycle manage.. ..ee-pronged challenges of Coding today: effective documen.. ..re to high standards for Coding . ICD-9 is a 30-year.. .., and computer-assist-ed Coding tools from research labo..

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