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Pitfalls in Endovascular Coding

Author: Zielske, David R.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..lex area of endovascular Coding average 80 percent on a .. ..r submitting appropriate Coding to Medicare is common an.. ..umentation and ends with Coding expertise. Anat.. ..onsible for the accurate Coding of endovascular procedur.. ..hose responsible for the Coding of these procedures. The..

Maximizing Data Quality of the Minimum Data Set

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1998


HIM professionals who work in long term care settings are well acquainted with the Minimum Data Set 2.0 (MDS). Since 1990, it has been part of the standardized assessments that nursing homes participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs must complete. Starting this summer, updated submis....

Streamlining the Revenue Cycle Management Process

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2009


Keeping an organization’s revenue cycle running smoothly is no small feat. But Patsy Hathorn’s team at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS, volunteered to take it on. Now the team is seeing results.

Hathorn, RHIA, who is director of clinical resource managem....

Dot-com Coder

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000

.. the job. Davis is Coding specialist and knowledge.. ..s's team is working on a Coding inference engine that.. ..ing to perform automated Coding . The company has been de.. ..s develops rules for the Coding product to use in applyi.. ..appropriately. The Coding product is still in its ..

No Uncertain Terms

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1998

..erving as editor of the Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM new.. ..M professionals think of Classification systems such as ICD-9-CM.. ..l director for morbidity Classification activities. She plans, .. ..portion of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) ..

Where Are They Now? CPR Leaders Assess Their Progress

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


Five years ago the first recipients of the Davies awards showed us successes of CPR systems across the country. Where are they now? This article catches up with these CPR leaders.
Is your job exactly the same as it was five years ago? For most HIM professionals, the answer....

Quality at the Core

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

..wed down our billing and Coding . We split into doing .. .. the Coding component up front and t.. ..ho is also familiar with Coding . She was trained .. ..bstractor gets a list of Coding data to find medical rec.. ..ion was when coders were Coding the record. But..

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..

Fiscal Year 2007 ICD-9-CM Changes

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.; Schraffenberger, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006

..of the article "ICD-9-CM Coding Changes for Fiscal Year .. ..Pain, by site,” however, Coding only the site of the pai.. ..an effort to improve the Coding of adverse effects of dr.. ..ee meeting regarding the Coding of severe sepsis. Th.. ..l review of the Official Coding Guidelines. V Code..

Coding on the Home Front

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: April 2002

..sitives and negatives of Coding at home versus .. .. Coding in the more traditional .. ..tisfied in their current Coding positions, and many will.. ..esponsibilities from the Coding function, there.. .. an increased demand for Coding professionals i..

ICD-10-PCS Root Operation Guidelines

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2010

..se concepts will prepare Coding professionals for the tr.. ..es not contain exclusive Coding instruction. Users are n.. .. information for correct Coding . The user may choose a v.. ..tation is incomplete for Coding purposes, the physician .. ..elines directing correct Coding . The draft guidelines af..

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics – Standards Subcommittee

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: June 17, 2011

..the collection, storage, Coding , use, analysis, disclosu.. ..stems, and ensuring that Coding is not subject to fraud... .. has accredited academic Coding programs for many years .. ..in Coding related to entry level c.. ..ding as well as in-depth Coding for those in institution..

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..

Hospice Coding Left Out?

Author: Zastoupil, Shawna

Source: AHIMA newsletter article | CodeWrite

Publication Date: October 2016

..rting their journey into Coding compliance. Before the f.. ..hich addressed diagnosis Coding clarification, hospices .. ..ions regarding diagnosis Coding for hospices. New federa.. ..clarification of hospice Coding . However, many hospice c.. .. Hospice Coding professionals have ..

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..

Sorting Out the Inpatient Rehabilitation PPS

Author: Youmans, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2001

..mple but will permit the Coding of all MDS-PAC fields, t.. ..aren Youmans is an AHIMA Coding practice manager. She ca.. .. (AMRPA), "The only Classification system that has been pro.. ..announced plans to use a Classification system based upon FRGs. .. ..re too broad. However, a Classification system has to balance ac..

HIM Spin on the Revenue Cycle

Author: Youmans, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

..d usually administer the Coding accuracy reviews. Inf.. ..proved documentation and Coding The RCM Team .. ..cle Coding Ph.. .. Internal and external Coding accuracy audits .. ..rts Coding accuracy and consistency..

How to Win the Outpatient Data Quality Challenge

Author: Yoder, M. Jeanne

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 23, 2002

..Procedural Coding Systems (HCPCS) data col.. .. from the pre-outpatient Coding days is the “count” and .. ..ng productivity prior to Coding . A “count” visit involve.. ..e-day surgeries based on Coding as of August 1, 2002. In.. ..patient Coding will continue to be a ..

Comparison of Two Approaches to Text Processing: Facilitating Chart Reviews of Radiology Reports in Electronic Medical Records

Author: Womack, Julie A.; Scotch, Matthew; Gibert, Cynthia; Chapman, Wendy; Yin, Michael; Justice, Amy C; Brandt, Cynthia

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2010

.. Classification accuracy.9.. ..ure of how well a binary Classification test correctly identifie.. ..etermine where incorrect Classification s occurred and the reason.. .. Classification s. Code was then modified..

New Focus on Process and Measure: Raising Data Quality with a Standard Coding Workflow and Benchmarks

Author: Wilson, Donna D; Hampton-Bagshaw, Kim; Jorwic, Therese M; Bishop, Jean; Giustina, Elizabeth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008

.. Establishing a standard Coding workflow that incorporat.. ..tion related to clinical Coding performance and work pro.. ..matics tools to make the Coding process more reliable an.. .. 2007 to re-engineer the Coding workflow and performance.. ..better way to accomplish Coding ’s ultimate goal&md..

Revisiting Unrelated Surgical Procedures (MS-DRGs 981-989)

Author: Wilson, Donna D

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: February 2016

..he new year by revamping Coding compliance plans to incl.. ..MS-DRGs due to incorrect Coding of the principal procedu.. ..he hospital-specific HIM Coding compliance plan... ..elated to the ICD-10-PCS Coding of routine/non-operative.. ..ep up their own internal Coding compliance monitoring pl..

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..

Making a Proactive Transition to APCs

Author: Willett, Lyn

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000

..ate and timely Coding of all outpatient encoun.. .. codes and CPT/HCPCS Coding , which are unfamiliar to.. ..ust know ICD-9 diagnosis Coding . Clinical personnel work.. ..th the chargemaster, CPT Coding , and E&M coding. .. ..ccuracy of all Coding , are all outpatient rec..

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....

Managing Physician Queries in the EHR

Author: Wiedemann, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2011


Federal incentives provided for the meaningful use program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are encouraging hospitals to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). Eighty percent of hospitals are planning to become meaningful users of EHR technologies in 2011, and the healthcare i....

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..

Winning the Coding Trifecta: CAC, CDI, and ICD-10. How CAC Can Strengthen Your CDI Program and Increase Collaboration with Coding and Quality Improvement

Author: Whittle, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016

..es how computer-assisted Coding (CAC) technology can be .. ..used by both clinical Coding professionals and CDI sp.. .. phase of CAC to enhance Coding professional and CDI spe.. ..CAC highlights terms for Coding and CDI purposes. Coding.. ..ase 2: Auto-suggestion. Coding professionals and CDI sp..

Role of Data Analysis in Revenue Cycle Improvement

Author: White, Susan E

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 27, 2010

.. Documentation and Coding Submission of .. ..ssion. Many billing and Coding rules are too subtle to .. .. Documentation and Coding The previous two e.. ..gating documentation and Coding issues. The adoption of.. ..dating due to changes in Coding rules, code sets and con..

Critical Success Factors in Establishing the Electronic Health Record: the Experience of St. Michael's Hospital, Canada

Author: Wegener, John; Woodman, Anna Jane

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..inology, anatomy, ICD-10 Coding , and technology applicat.. .. staff is sent to yearly Coding seminars and quality uti.. ..cases through changes to Coding workflow .. ..f information Coding and abstracting .. ..inical documentation and Coding . Renovating th..

Results from the Veterans Health Administration ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Pilot Study

Author: Weems, Shelley; Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2015

..ification and Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) f.. ..ion system conversion on Coding productivity. ICD codes .. ..s commonly accepted that Coding productivity will decrea.. ..ignificant for inpatient Coding productivity (64.5 perce.. ..than for ambulatory care Coding productivity (6.7 percen..

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the Standards and Security Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Stanfill, Mary H

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: July 26, 2005

..ed to computer-assisted Coding . .. ..up on computer-assisted Coding (CAC).  Although AH.. .. this technology in the Coding and billing process. We .. ..raditionally assigned by Coding or HIM professionals as .. ..ps necessary to position Coding professionals for the c..

Final Report: Effective Public Health Reporting Using ICD-10-CM

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Garvin, Jennifer Hornung; Moeini, Sohrab; Firouzan, Patricia Anania

Source: AHIMA Foundation

Publication Date: June 02, 2006

..CM Coding system. Notable improvem.. .. Coding system in capturing publ.. ..between the two Coding systems. A comparison of.. ..specificity of the Coding for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-.. ..10-CM and ICD-9-CM Coding systems. The ranking was.. ..tions that relate to the Coding of the reportable diagno..

Effectiveness of ICD-10-CM in Capturing Public Health Diseases

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Garvin, Jennifer Hornung; Moeini, Sohrab; Firouzan, Patricia Anania

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: June 2007

..levels of coders when Coding public health diseases i.. ..greement levels) between Coding systems, statistically s.. ..specific Coding education and practice w.. ..ntages over the ICD-9-CM Coding .. ..x or tabular part of the Coding system .. .. Coding system in capturing publ..

Effective and Efficient Public Health Reporting Using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Garvin, Jennifer Hornung; Moeini, Sohrab; Firouzan, Patricia Anania

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

..ntages over the ICD-9-CM Coding system. Notable improvem.. ..eteness of the ICD-10-CM Coding system in capturing publ.. ..e the specificity of the Coding for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-.. ..e ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM Coding systems. The ranked or o.. ..d ICD-10-CM Based on the Coding Systems Ability to Captu..

Physicians' Outlook on ICD-10-CM/PCS and Its Effect on Their Practice

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Alkarwi, Zahraa; Meyers, Sandy; Sheridan, Patty Thierry

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2015

..enth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) o.. ..d to achieve accuracy in Coding and ultimately reimburse.. ..ny organized training in Coding in the past? If so, what.. ..from a superbill? How is Coding currently done in your p.. ..re for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding transition? (6) Have you..

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