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Clinical Coding Internationally: A Comparison of the Coding Workforce in Australia, America, Canada, and England

Author: McKenzie, Kirsten; Walker, Sue; Dixon-Lee, Claire; Dear, Gareth; Moran-Fuke, Judy

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

..y of clinical coders and Coding managers. 1 In Americ.. .., along with a survey of Coding managers, in a similar f.. .. do? Where is Coding done? How is .. .. Coding done? How are.. ..ormation on the clinical Coding workforce within the Eng..

Coding Debridement Procedures

Author: McCullough, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2008

..ren, RHIA, CCS Coding debridement procedures c.. ..for the most experienced Coding professional. Recent stu.. ..documented inappropriate Coding of debridement procedure.. .. Guidelines for Correct Coding The American Hos.. .. extensive guidelines in Coding Clinic that outline the ..

Data Mapping

Author: McBride, Susan; Gilder, Richard; Davis, Robert; Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2006

..l as classifications and Coding systems, can be mapped b.. ..the lack of charity care Coding in the 837 format. Many .. .. important to hospitals. Coding data are often criticize.. ..erminologies, as well as Classification s and coding systems, can.. ... The map from the payer Classification structure in the old for..

Using Additional Diagnoses to Improve Productivity

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: February 2016

..t for several months and Coding professionals have becom.. ..re being done to analyze Coding accuracy. But what else .. ..ccording to the official Coding guidelines additional di.. ..rt of quality reviews of Coding professionals, the assig.. ..es the number of codes a Coding professional must assign..

A Relook at POA Indicators

Author: Martin, Ginny

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2015

..-based purchasing (VBP). Coding and the supporting medi.. .. Whether Coding in ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM.. .. Conclusion: Coding Professionals are the Ex.. .. Coding professionals are expect.. ..MA Standards of Ethical Coding . These standards include..

2009 CPT Coding Update

Author: Majerowicz, Anita

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2009

.. critical care services. Coding professionals should rea.. ..longer require component Coding . Coders should review th.. .. is director of clinical Coding and reimbursement at AHI.. .."2009 CPT Coding Update".. ..r of clinical coding and Reimbursement at AHIMA. ..

Trouble with DRGs

Author: Mahoney, Robert J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2005

.. major frustration among Coding professionals, particula.. ..d to improve their Coding effectiveness by establi.. ..ases, however, query and Coding process problems arise .. ..re to Detect Up Coding of Hospital Bills.&rdquo.. ..ays you can improve your Coding process. After reading t..

Trouble with DRGs: Part 2

Author: Mahoney, Robert J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: March 2005

.. much larger problem for Coding professionals, w.. ..s be answered to a Coding professional’s sat.. ..CM will have on diabetes Coding . While the disti.. ..e some simple steps that Coding professionals can take t.. ..rstanding. Many Coding professionals become fru..

Post ICD-10 Implementation: Where Are We Now?

Author: Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: November 2015

..n a long time coming for Coding and documentation improv.. ..lth record systems where Coding is chosen by drop-down m.. ..any coders had been dual Coding during the month of Sept.. ..mber, and some were dual Coding for six months or more p.. ..comfortable with the new Coding systems, productivity wi..

Establishing a CDI Program: How One Organization Leveraged Nursing and Coding Skills to Improve Clinical Data

Author: Lopez, Barbara A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2010

..finding nurses with both Coding and CDI knowledge is lik.. ..w. Training consisted of Coding , principal diagnosis sel.. ..er review at the time of Coding . Coders then review the .. ..realizing an increase in Coding turnaround time. Toge.. .., the CDI supervisor and Coding team lead foster the CDI..

Demystifying Nonphysician Practitioner Billing

Author: Lich, Denisha

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


To address today's financial challenges, healthcare facilities are increasing their use of nonphysician practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants, to provide patient care. As a result, providers need to pay close attention to the employmen....

RAC Primer for LTC Facilities

Author: Leonard, Mary Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2010

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.” .. .. Obtain current ICD-9-CM Coding tools and manuals .. ..taff in correct ICD-9-CM Coding procedures .. ..“ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding an..

Another Career Avenue for HIM: Coding Compliance

Author: Lemire, Diane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2001

..d with a background in Coding and management, a positi.. ..on in Coding compliance may be an exc.. ..reer. When I applied for Coding compliance manager posit.. .. set. Facilities seeking Coding compliance managers us.. ..erience, particularly in Coding inpatient and o..

Teach Your Attorney Healthcare Contracting

Author: Le, Huan N.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2003

.. This law affects Coding and billing companies be.. ..cause Coding companies cann.. ..vernment reasons that if Coding companies receive .. ..ved by the provider, the Coding company will h.. .. Thus, contracts between Coding companies and ..

When Good Chargemasters Go Bad

Author: Leeds, Erica

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

.. must still understand Coding and billing regulations .. ..doesn't understand basic Coding and billing guidelines.. ..interaction. Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) and O.. .. the hospital outpatient Coding system on the Medicare .. ..im checker for correct Coding . This editor looks for i..

Bringing Physician Practices into the HIM Fold: Guidance on Making a Smooth Transition and Ensuring the MD/Hospital/HIM Relationship Remains Mutually Beneficial

Author: Lee, Christine

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2016

.. From assessing Coding to taking over release o.. .. the hospital, including Coding , billing, compliance, an.. ..akes over the practice’s Coding , billing, compliance, an.. ..ion is there for correct Coding . .. ..Us) can be impacted with Coding changes (RVUs compensate..

Nothing Lasts Forever: How Physicians Can Prepare for the End of the One-Year Amnesty from Post Payment Reviews Due to Unspecified Codes

Author: Lee, Christine

Source: ICD-TEN Top Emerging News | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2016

..ed ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) Coding . .. ..inical documentation and Coding audits as mentioned abov.. .. Hire a Credentialed Coding Professional .. .. coder to tighten ICD-10 Coding practices and establish .. ..a compliance Coding program. Trained coding .. ..ecific documentation and Coding problem areas. ..

Towards Data Interoperability: Practical Issues in Terminology Implementation and Mapping

Author: Lau, Lee Min

Source: AHIMA Convention | AHIMA Clinical Vocabulary Mapping Meeting

Publication Date: October 15, 2005

..ularies are a means of en Coding data for exchange, compa.. ..rd vocabularies, then, en Coding the data using standard .. ..n advocated for use in en Coding patient data. A stan.. ..dard vocabulary or Coding scheme is one that has w.. ..A standard vocabulary or Coding scheme is usually design..

Performance Improvement for Documentation

Author: Labak, Carol

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998

..denials due to incorrect Coding . The new approach was.. ..documentation + accurate Coding = accurate reimbursement.. .. quality specialist (for Coding expertise), ambulatory c.. ..h resultant increased Coding accuracy. Mission:.. ..of care, data integrity, Coding accuracy, and compliance..

Coding Dementia

Author: Laakso, Roz

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2004

..e the condition. Correct Coding of dementias is importan.. ..ative to follow official Coding guidelines and.. ..n Hospital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9.. ..ital Association. Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM , Vo.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Available..

Preparing for ICD-10-CM in Physician Practices

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2009

..ndustry’s required Coding systems. .. ..in book form; however, en Coding software may improve acc.. ..t now have, such as Coding Clinic , drug references.. ..ictionaries, or official Coding guidelines. .. ..l services may make dual Coding desirable, such as parti..

Spinal Surgery in CPT/HCPCS Unraveled

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

..ship to the CPT and HPCS Coding systems. However, solid .. ..s are also important for Coding purposes. There are appr.. ..rs play a role in proper Coding for spinal surgery: .. ..Lynn. 2011. Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Ph.. ..ne Society (NASS) Common Coding Scenarios for Comprehens..

SNOMED Takes the Next Step

Author: Kudla, Karen M.; Blakemore, Margo

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

.. redundancy in Coding and simplify mapping tec.. ..ls). The Coding system breaks down when .. ..used by pathologists for Coding surgical pathology cases.. .. an alphanumeric Coding scheme in which the firs.. ..SNOP’s alphanumeric Coding scheme and expanded ..

Add Another "C" to Your CDI Program: Why "CDCITM (Clinical Documentation and Coding Integrity) is a Best Practice Model

Author: Kruse, Marion G.; Newell, Shannon K

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 25, 2010

..inical Documentation and Coding Integrity™ (CDCI™) progr.. ..that ensure the needs of Coding , quality, utilization re.. ..inical Documentation and Coding Integrity (CDCI™) Progra.. ..s with the retrospective Coding process. A uniform query.. ..nimal involvement of the Coding staff. Coding staff a..

Cost of Converting Small Physician Practices to ICD-10 Much Lower than Reported

Author: Kravis, Thomas C; Belley, Susan; Smith, Donna; Averill, Richard F.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: November 2014

..ost solutions offered by Coding , education and software .. ..y include the costs of a Coding book, coder training for.. ..cost estimates. 3 The Coding industry is much more kn.. ..nician documentation and Coding training can be purchase.. ..n diagnosis codes. AHIMA Coding experts converted a prim..

Off-Site Coding Success Story

Author: Kramer, Lynette; Meeks, Richard

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000

..pact timely and accurate Coding , three of the most commo.. ..y reengineered its Coding functions. In doing so, .. ..it relocated its Coding staff to a separat.. .. available for timely Coding even more difficult. .. ..lly supporting the Coding function. Location was a..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy

Author: Kostick, Karen M.; Sanvik, Gina

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

Publication Date: July 2014

.. Imaging Coding Examples in ICD-10-PCS .. ..wing are two examples of Coding for Imaging in ICD-10-PC.. .. Nuclear Medicine Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS .. ..llowing is an example of Coding for Nuclear Medicine in .. .. Radiation Therapy Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS ..

Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy

Author: Kostick, Karen M.; Sanvik, Gina

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

Publication Date: September 2014

..and Diagnostic Audiology Coding Examples in ICD-10-PCS .. ..wing are two examples of Coding for physical rehabilitat.. .. Mental Health Coding Example in ICD-10-PCS .. ..llowing is an example of Coding for the Mental Health se.. .. Examples of Coding Substance Abuse Treatmen..

Coding in Critical Access Hospitals

Author: Kostick, Karen M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2009

..alth policy initiatives, Coding , reimbursement methodolo.. ..ing compliant laboratory Coding and billing policies. .. ..ators; however, many CAH Coding professionals are involv.. ..ices continue to expand, Coding professionals are in the.. ..lopment of CAH-compliant Coding , documentation, and repo..

ICD-10-CM Update 2012

Author: Kostick, Karen M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2012

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, present m.. .. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Cha.. ..ate stage. Per ICD-10-CM Coding guidelines, the seventh .. .. the 2012 draft official Coding and reporting guidelines.. ..cts, directing that when Coding an adverse effect of a d..

Too Many Coding Systems, Too Much to Do: Different Clinical Classification and Clinical Terminology Systems Uniquely Impact IT, Quality Management

Author: Kohn, Deborah

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2014

..e today. Numerous “ Coding systems” have been.. ..sionals categorize these Coding systems as clinical clas.. .. Consequently, using the Coding systems to meet any of t.. ..challenge—too many Coding systems from which to ch.. ..e. For example, too many Coding systems often cause heal..

APC Validation Audits ... The Nitty Gritty Details

Author: Knowles, Lisa

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

..ion management director, Coding manager, and coder. The .. ..t is important that your Coding staff know that their wo.. ..s (those assigned by the Coding staff in the health info.. ..er-related and which are Coding /documentation issues. Th.. ..m the health information Coding staff of the results of ..

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..

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..

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 ..

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