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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

Introduction

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....

Payout: Reviewing Meaningful Use Payments

Author: Viola, Allison F.; Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2010


CMS will pay meaningful use bonuses through three programs: Medicare Fee for Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicaid programs.
FFS Payments to Providers

For eligible professionals (EPs), understanding the payment system is especially important, because they must ch....

Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2009 Rates ...: Final Rule

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: August 19, 2008

[Federal Register: August 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 161)] [Rules and Regulations] [Page 48433-49083] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr19au08-13] [[Page 48433]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Part II Book 2 of 2....

Interpretive Guidelines for Life Safety

Author: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: October 02, 1986

State Operations Manual
Appendix I - Interpretive Guidelines for Life Safety

Interpretive Guidelines - Home Health Agencies

Author: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: October 02, 2000

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