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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..

Preparing the Physician Office for HIPAA

Author: Uppena, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2001

..een a constant factor in Coding and reimbursement with t.. ..ntrol. Out of necessity, Coding professionals in physici.. ..informal survey of eight Coding supervisors from large c.. ..ities. Conversely, three Coding supervisors indicated th.. ..their organizations. Two Coding supervisors referred me ..

Coding for Medicare Advantage Plans

Author: Truscott, Tricia

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..tment includes inpatient Coding , outpatient coding, phys.. ..ician practice Coding , clinical documentation .. ..l for Medicare Advantage Coding to enhance reimbursement.. ..techniques and increased Coding surveillance and accurac.. ..ll time equivalent (FTE) Coding staff were transferred f..

IRF PPS Coding Challenges

Author: Trela, Patricia

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

Publication Date: May 2007

..ilitation facility (IRF) Coding can be a challenge due t.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting in regard .. ..his article outlines the Coding guidelines for the IRF P.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are used t.. ..e a number of challenges Coding in an inpatient rehabili..

Implementation of Inpatient Computer Assisted Coding at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Author: Towers, Adele L; Soso, Nancy; Needham, Tamara

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

..iting. Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) for hospital inpat.. ..ents. Upon completion of Coding , the ACTUS product store.. .. Management, Operations, Coding and our hospital adminis.. ..prior manual process for Coding . The ACTUS product ha.. ..S product to assist with Coding decisions. ACTUS provide..

Back to Basics: APC Payment Methodology

Author: Tomak, Tracey

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2017

..mportant that outpatient Coding and billing staff unders.. ..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and Curre.. ..ion Master (CDM) or from Coding staff and run through th.. ..d the Ambulatory Payment Classification s (APCs) under the Outpat.. ../APC-(Ambulatory-Payment- Classification s)-FAQ/ ..

Working Smarter with APCs

Author: Thoman, Deborah J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001

..on complete and accurate Coding , and improve o.. ..e and accurate Coding as the conduit to reach .. ..lity and thoroughness of Coding to maximize re.. ..ng patterns of Coding that are in error or cau.. ..ur education and correct Coding efforts. Know W..

Managed Care in the Age of Accountability

Author: Tercero, Wendy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999


Additionally, as managed care grows, quality and cost will reach equilibrium, and today's economically driven model will have stabilized, turning into one that truly balances cost and quality. Healthcare organizations of the future will need to implement information systems that support decisi....

Computer-Assisted Coding of Medicare Advantage (Part C) Hierarchical Condition Codes: a Case Study

Author: Taylor, James M; Morsch, Mike

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 25, 2010

..ge Process evolve in the Coding and documentation indust.. ..sional computer-assisted Coding (Towers 2010). LifeCode&.. ..urrent documentation and Coding workflow. One hundred p.. ..ed as part of the normal Coding process. The verificatio.. ..inating missed codes and Coding disagreements from the r..

Impact of Implementing an EMR on Coding Professionals. A Case Study of Kaiser Permanente Colorado: Implementing an EMR for 1,000 Providers at 18 medical office buildings

Author: Taylor, James M

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 25, 2010

..o alter your approach to Coding in the new EMR environme.. .. goal is to have all the Coding completed concurrently w.. ..90% of the claims. Coding Educator/Auditors: The .. ..roactive versus reactive Coding In the paper world, .. ..by way of superbills and Coding reviews to addend modifi..

Diabetes Mellitus

Author: Swindle, Jennifer

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: December 2012

.. Coding diabetes to the highest .. ..les surrounding diabetes Coding are so complex, it's be.. ..ls of documentation and Coding understanding are treati.. ..tion is not clear, make Coding to the highest degree of.. ..ovement initiatives and Coding rules and guidelines tha..

Modifers – ‘Friend or Foe’

Author: Swindle, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..C, CCP-P, Vice-President Coding and Compliance, PivotHea.. ..priate identify accurate Coding information to all payer.. ..ars of experience in the Coding industry is the foundati.. ..available. Initially the Coding concepts of both CPT and.. ..re System (HCPCS) is the Coding convention further divid..

Assessing Coder Change Rates as an Evaluation Metric

Author: Stoner, Jean; Nossal, Michael; Resnik, Philip; Kapit, Andrew; Toren, Richard

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting | Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: September 2006

..el for computer-assisted Coding , the system automaticall.. ..ge rates as a measure of Coding accuracy. .. ..Computer-assisted Coding (CAC) is one in a family.. ..n automatic system to be Coding well? .. .. 2 briefly describes the Coding engine and workflow ..

Crossing the Rubicon: Developing a Strong Inpatient/Outpatient Coding Structure at Duke

Author: Stone, Fabian; Wooley, Barbara; Egan, Jeanne M.; Gallagher, Timothy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

..t, Reimbursement and Coding Services, PRMO Barbar.. ..ement, Reimbursement and Coding Services at the PRMO is .. ..capture and maintenance, Coding edits, charge master mai.. ..ntenance, Coding education, in addition t.. ..rtment) and professional Coding . Mr. Stone oversees more..

Opening Pandora's Box: Pure Coding vs. Charge Master Driven Coding--a Case Study at Duke University Health System

Author: Stone, Fabian; Egan, Jeanne M.; LeBoutillier, Richard; Blackwelder, Dean

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

..andora’s Box: Pure Coding vs. Charge Master Driven.. .. Coding A Case Study a.. ..er departments regarding Coding requirements and can hel.. ..e still maintaining high Coding quality and compliance s.. ..t application of correct Coding guidelines. Re..

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..

The Cardiac Cath Coding/Charging Crossover

Author: Stanton, Kristi

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

.. is becoming crucial for Coding professionals to underst.. .., the connection between Coding and charging is a largel.. .., the connection between Coding and charging is often ov.. ..mentation without taking Coding guidelines into account... ..decentralization between Coding , charging, and billing c..

Preparing for ICD-10- CM/PCS Implementation: Impact on Productivity and Quality

Author: Stanfill, Mary H; Hsieh, Kang Lin; Beal, Kathleen; Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2014

.. Coding productivity is expected.. ..mined the differences in Coding productivity between ICD.. ..rmine the quality of the Coding . On average, coding of a.. ..r) agreement. Time spent Coding a case was negatively co.. ..mentation, productivity, Coding quality ..

Testimony of Mary H. Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P on behalf of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to the Standard Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Author: Stanfill, Mary H

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments | U.S. National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics

Publication Date: December 09, 2009

..ities for automating the Coding .. ..the need for the current Coding workforce to become .. .. Coding professionals, who curre.. ..g and 4 hours practicing Coding .. .. Coding conventions, related cod.. ..g applying the ICD-10-CM Coding conventions and ..

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....

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..

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Smith, Cheryl M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001




Q: Where can I find information on the interpretation of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization standards?

Q: How does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) define health information in the final rule for healthcare elec....

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. ..

Year in Review: Highlights from 2014

Author: Sheber, Sarah

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2014

.. ear to October 1, 2015, Coding managers and coding depa.. ..ative ways to keep their Coding workforce prepared. .. .. no surprise, then, that Coding -related topics and issue.. ..nigan, RHIA, system-wide Coding director at Allina Healt.. ..h, increased her Coding staff 16-fold over 2013 ..

Remote Coding at Home: Tips for Success

Author: Shearer, Jennifer

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001

.. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Coding at home had long been an.. ..could not afford to have Coding vacancies and .. ..ounts receivables due to Coding backlogs. .. ..lly implemented a remote Coding program, boost.. .. of an Internet-based Coding application that would e..

Tools for Defining Data

Author: Shakir, Abdul-Malik

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999


Similarly, data dictionaries, data sets, and data models have much in common, but many significant differences. Each can be used to define data, especially data that needs to get from point A to point B. This article describes each of these tools and the value they add to health information ma....

Providers Join Hands to Tell Medicare What They Think about OPPS/APC Policies: Making Progress in Changing Future Rules and Regulations

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. rule, including E&M Coding , observation services, i.. ..or national E/M facility Coding guidelines Co.. ..ance on OPPS and the APC Classification system. While the concep.. ..ctual and 2004 estimated Reimbursement to illustrate the paymen.. ..y there is no outpatient Reimbursement for them. CMS listened a..

Understanding the New Role of the Coder Under OPPS/APCs

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. Background Coding originated a long time a.. ..ulations. Simply stated, Coding translates verbal descri.. ..counters and situations. Coding provides a standardized .. ..nt states and countries. Coding information is, therefor.. ..ization Coding in the US is more advanc..

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