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V-ery Important Codes: V-Codes Matter!

Author: Wallace, Susan

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: September 2010

V-codes have long been considered step-children, supplemental codes that are typically relegated to the end of the list of ICD-9-CM codes. Since Medicare has only processed the top nine (9) diagnosis codes, even when all of the pertinent V-codes are assigned, they are frequently omitt....

Coding Radiology Services

Author: Walk, Gerri

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2009

Because coding and radiology departments often share accountability for the quality of outpatient radiology coding, it is important that coding professionals share coding issues and charge capture expectations with radiology staff. This article outlines methods to improve the quality of coded....

Mastering Pediatric Codes

Author: Walk, Gerri

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010


As we all know, children and adult healthcare issues are very different. This is why there are pediatric specialty hospitals; as well as, pediatric departments within acute care or outpatient facilities. The same goes for coding. General coding and pediatric coding are not t....

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