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AHIMA's Comments re: the Proposed Diagnosis Code Modifications presented at the 4/02 and 12/02 ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meetings

Author: Prophet-Bowman, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 09, 2003

..onfusion surrounding the Coding of infarcts, not allevia.. .. accurate and consistent Coding of strokes. Long-.. ..n, RHIA, CCS Director, Coding Policy and Compliance .. ..ett, MPH, RHIA Medical Classification Administrator National.. ..any codes throughout the Classification . With the exception of ..

AHIMA's Comments re: the Proposed Procedure Code Modifications presented at the 12/02 ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meetings

Author: Prophet-Bowman, Sue

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 09, 2003

..orial Advisory Board for Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM.. T.. ..he issue of proper Coding of these bedside evaluat.. ..with advice published in Coding Clinic. Therefore, we r.. ..ion regarding the proper Coding of these evaluations. .. ..n, RHIA, CCS Director, Coding Policy and Compliance ..

Where Bad Billing Can Lead You

Author: Potter, Jeanne

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..ay be due to inadvertent Coding mistakes or misinterpret.. ..g: Up Coding Unbundling .. ..nce: Coding and billing R.. ..guidelines pertaining to Coding or Medicare regulations... ..ies that the appropriate Coding , billing, and documentat..

PEPP: Collaborating to Improve Quality

Author: Poole, Laurie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001

..for reasons ranging from Coding errors to lack of comple.. ..l utilization review and Coding personnel. "Altho.. ..ation review checklists, Coding checklists, and other ed.. ..rectors, administrators, Coding personnel, and HIM perso.. .. to areas such as UR and Coding (see " UR, Coding in the..

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Author: Poland, Leigh

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: November 2010



Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) is a term that is used to describe a group of cancers of the blood and marrow. In 1989, the International Agency for Research Institute identified Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a neoplastic condition. Approximately 7,000 to 12,000 new cases are diagnosed annual....

Comprehensive CDI: Making it Happen

Author: Pinson, Richard D.; Tang, Cynthia L.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

..rify these questions for Coding and CDI specialists. .. ..of ethical and compliant Coding , we are finally beginnin.. ..taking full advantage of Coding opportunities to maximiz.. ..bular List; the Official Coding Guidelines for Coding an.. .. Hospital Association's Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM ..

Screening Algorithms to Assess the Accuracy of Present-on-Admission Coding

Author: Pine, Michael; Fry, Donald E.; Jones, Barbara; Meimban, Roger

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: February 2009

..idly becoming a standard Coding requirement. Inaccurate .. .. Coding of these modifiers can d.. ..us potential problems in Coding with 39 percent of hospi.. ..assessing the quality of Coding and the integrity of cli.. ..idly becoming a standard Coding requirement. Because the..

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 ..

CMS Responds to RAC Myths

Author: Phelps, Charles

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: April 2013



There is a lot of information available about the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program. Some of what you hear, though, may not be completely accurate. It is important that providers obtain their information from reliable sources. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser....

What's Your Flight Plan?: Getting That First Job in Coding

Author: Peterson, Patt

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: May 14, 2009

..ETTING THAT FIRST JOB IN Coding .. .. the deal with all these Coding job ads that require two.. .. or more years of Coding .. ..to get your first job in Coding if the employers are .. ..e you are the manager of Coding for Pleasant View Hospit.. ..been Coding for awhile? For you, it’..

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Author: Petersen, Darley

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Background  
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second most common cause of cancer death in Western Europe and North America.
Screening for CRC has not worldwide popularity in spite of proven survival benefit in average risk persons. Incidence and mortality, both are worrying in E....

Transitioning Transcriptionists

Author: Person, Carol; Terlep, Minnette

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2013

..nto open, and in-demand, Coding roles .. ..iptionists move into hot Coding jobs. .. ..ned its partnership with Coding and transcription vendor.. ..ctor of HIM and hospital Coding for Sanford, proposed an.. ..ls and talents into open Coding roles. .. ..final role mentioned was Coding professional. More facil..

MS-DRGs: One Year and Counting

Author: Perez, Mario A. III; Tully, Melinda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

..ignificant change to the Coding and reimbursement of Med.. ..spital documentation and Coding practices would change i.. ..ay because of changes in Coding and documentation, rathe.. ..mplemented a 0.6 percent Coding adjustment, a behavioral.. .., in FY08. A 0.9 percent Coding adjustment is also propo..

Malignancy: Aftercare or Follow-Up?

Author: Parman, Cindy C

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2015

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (FY 2015,.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (FY 2015).. ..d regarding the official Coding guidelines which distin.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting: FY 2015.".. ..Parman is principal of Coding Strategies and an AHIMA-..

HIV/AIDS in ICD-10-CM

Author: Parman, Cindy C

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2014

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provides.. .. guidelines on Coding HIV.1 .. ..dard rule for inpatient Coding that requires diagnosis .. ..Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting." Availabl.. ..ncipal and co-founder of Coding Strategies in Powder Spr..

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..

Coding Career Path

Author: Orenstein, Anita; Clemons, Brenda; Dalton, Christina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2007

.. A career path for Coding professionals at Intermo.. ..isn't the same for every Coding professional or within e.. ..ies to gain expertise in Coding multiple patient types, .. ..ity checks and front-end Coding to obtain advanced benef.. ..HIM created an ancillary Coding class for laboratory sta..

CPT Changes for 2001

Author: O'Hara, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2001




CPT 2001 Professional Edition (CPT® 2001) is complete and should be landing on your desk soon. As an introduction to the new book, this article provides a brief summary of the changes in 2001. A complete listing of the code and guideline changes can be found in CPT Changes 2001:....

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....

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 ..

Guide to State Implementation of ICD-10 for Mortality. Part II: Applying Comparability Ratios

Author: National Center for Health Statistics; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: December 04, 2000

.. been regrouped; 5) some Coding rules have been changed... ..from double- Coding a large sample of the na.. ..from introducing the new Coding and.. ..cation systems. A double- Coding exercise using 1996 data.. ..y ratios from the double- Coding exercise using 1996 data..

A Little Coding Advice

Author: Nance, Kellie D

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2013

..ls sharp throughout your Coding career: .. ..n happen throughout the Coding world. However, most hos.. ..have a current ICD-9-CM Coding book handy. I tell my co.. ..nd the books useful when Coding in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10.. .. to also review your AHA Coding Clinics. A lot of hospi..

Time for Change - a Time for 10: Updating the Classification for Discharges On and After 1.1.05 to ICD-10-AM (The Australian Modification of ICD-10 and the Australian Classification of Interventions in Health)

Author: Murphy, Deirdre

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..rt of case mix, clinical Coding in Ireland has become a .. ..eland. Ensuring that the Coding scheme in use for data c.. .. availability of current Coding schemes in the internati.. ..scharge. The approach to Coding these data has changed f.. ..n of the system, and the Coding schemes used may be summ..

Brief History of ICD-10-PCS

Author: Mullin, Robert L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 1999

..h Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) was .. .. the entire procedure Coding system at the same time... ..enth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS), was.. .. develop a new procedure Coding system, improve accur.. ..acy and efficiency of Coding , reduce training efforts..

Clear Focus on Coding

Author: Moses, Rhona

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999

..s I have been manager of Coding education and billing.. ..es that ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding is complete and accurate.. .. work group in a plan of Coding training, auditing, and .. ..y based on diagnostic Coding . In addition, coded data.. ..rollee population. Coding is also important to app..

Software Engineering of NLP-Based Computer-Assisted Coding Applications

Author: Morsch, Mark; Stoyla, Carol; Sheffer, Ronald Jr.; Potter, Brian

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: September 06, 2008

..-based Computer-assisted Coding Applications ;Abstract ;.. ..-based Computer-assisted Coding Applications 1 .. ..Computer-assisted Coding Applications .. .. Coding (CAC) applications requi.. ..linguistics, and medical Coding . In our company, personn.. ..implement the regulatory Coding changes. For a system in..

Computer-Assisted Coding at its Limits: an Analysis of More Complex Coding Scenarios

Author: Morsch, Mark; Stoyla, Carol; Landis, Michael; Rogers, Stacy; Sheffer, Ronald Jr.; Vernon, Michelle; Jimmink, Michelle A

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..Computer-assisted Coding at Its Limits: An Analys.. ..is of More Complex Coding Scenarios.. ..Computer-assisted Coding at Its Limits: An .. ..Analysis of More Complex Coding Scenarios.. ..dopted computer-assisted Coding (CAC) applications have .. ..coding, improved Coding accuracy and consistency..

Getting the SNOMED Ball Rolling in Australia

Author: Moore, Helen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

Letter to the Editor, Journal of AHIMA


After reading the July-August 2004 Journal of AHIMA, I wanted to express my interest in the article by Jack Bowie, “Four Options for Implementing SNOMED.” It was pleasing to read an article on SNOMED that focused on HIM operatio....

Re-abstraction Studies to Assess Data Quality for Use in the Development of a Grouping Methodology

Author: Mitchell, Sandra; Bartoli, Holly

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. is reserved for newborn Coding . In order for babies bor.. ..Evaluate and measure the Coding quality of diagnoses and.. ..dentify where additional Coding guidelines may be requir.. ..udit of an institution's Coding . The primary use of the .. ..Evaluate and measure the Coding quality of diagnoses and..

First Steps for Synergizing Health IT Projects: Work can be reduced and enhanced by connecting ICD-10 implementation with other health IT efforts

Author: Mitchell, Glenn

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013

.. in order to meet ICD-10 Coding requirements. Organizati.. ..riate with more specific Coding . An additional effect is.. ..hange. ICD-10 conversion Coding analysis will yield earl.. ..g contracts with payers. Coding analysis will also give .. ..s based on today's ICD-9 Coding will impact what will be..

Clinical Documentation Improvement Program Strategies

Author: Mills, Mary

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..know the terminology for Coding a chart to its highest s.. ..tually have to be taught Coding guidelines, rules, and r.. ..ional, and has extensive Coding guidelines and DRG knowl.. ..ole is because automated Coding is around the corner. It.. ..o satisfies the need for Coding compliance. On..

HIPAA Electronic Transactions

Author: Miller, Susan A

Source: HIPAA Conference 2000

Publication Date: March 14, 2000

2000 HIPAA Conference Presentation
HIPAA Electronic Transactions
Presented by Susan A. Miller, Esquire, Corporate Regulatory & Compliance Manager, IDX Systems Company HIPAA Summary
Title II, Subtitle F—Administrative Simplification of the Health Insurance Portability and Accoun....

CPT Code Updates for 2013

Author: Miller, Jackie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2013

..evamped and updated. HIM Coding professionals should dow.. .. Dozens of codes, Coding guidelines, and modifier.. ..hemodenervation, and the Coding guidelines were revised... ..s-managing-your-practice/ Coding -billing-insurance/cpt/ab.. ..e Miller ( jackie.miller@ Coding strategies.com ) is vice ..

Strategies for Remote Coding Success: Remote Coding Program Helps Norman Regional Retain Quality Coders

Author: Miller, Amy; Ridpath, Debra

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2010

..a Ridpath, RHIA Remote Coding is helping organizations.. ..t and retain experienced Coding professionals at a time .. ..when highly skilled Coding professionals are in sho.. ..ly implementing a remote Coding program requires that fa.. .. and quality Web-based en Coding software implemented. ..

Evaluation & Management Services Guide

Author: Medicare Learning Network

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: June 02, 2008

..The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. ..International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. .. Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. .. INTERNATIONAL Classification OF DISEASES, 9th REVISIO.. ..gnostic or International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio..

Evaluation & Management Services Guide

Author: Medicare Learning Network

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: July 02, 2007

..lthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G3044: .. ..The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. ..• International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. ..International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio.. .. Classification of Diseases, 9th Revisio..

Quick Take on Clearinghouses

Author: McLaughlin, Mark

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




HIPAA's provisions have brought healthcare clearinghouses into the spotlight. What is a clearinghouse, and how is its role affected by the new regulations? This article answers these questions.

A clearinghouse is typically used to collect, validate, and distribute insurance c....

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