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Coding Crosses into the Future


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 1999

With all that's on your desk today, it's difficult to anticipate what changes are headed your way in the next year, let alone 10 years from now. But for a moment, as distant as it seems, consider what coding practice may look like on January 1, 2010.

It's a staggering question, one th....

Coding: a Look at the Big Picture


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002

The AHIMA Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive plan to address critical issues in coding for 2002. The focus on coding is just one of four special strategic initiatives on this year's agenda, which also includes membership, education, and work force issues. It's hard to ignore the f....

Group Health Plan's Glossary


Source: AHIMA web extra

Publication Date: March 02, 2003

Administrative requirements of the privacy rule include those to have personnel designations, training, safeguards, complaint handling, sanctions, mitigation of harm, and current policies and procedures. These are not required if only summary information is exchanged between the GHP and plan sp....

Working Smarter with Computer-Assisted Coding


Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

Clinical Coding Community Sessions Explore Worklow Efficiencies and Quality Benefits

Today’s code assignment and workflow processes can be inefficient, error prone, and costly. Presenters at Saturday’s Clinical Coding Community Meeting described the latest in computer-assisted coding (CA....

HCFA Addresses Inpatient Payments, SNFs


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000

HCFA's recently published interim final rule concerning the "Provisions of the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999; Hospital Inpatient Payments and Rates and Costs of Graduate Medical Education" will provide a 2.3 percent increase in payment rates for most acute care hospital....

ICD-10: the Canadian Experience


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2005

As US healthcare professionals begin preparations for ICD-10, they can draw on the experiences of their counterparts in Canada. In “Implementation of ICD-10: Experiences and Lessons Learned from a Canadian Hospital,” two Canadian HIM professionals discussed Canada’s ICD-10 imp....

Review of E/M Guidelines


Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: July 02, 2001

The Evaluation and Management guidelines are found in the Medicare Carriers Manual in the following sections. You may download the entire manual from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (formerly HCFA) Web site by going to, click on Medicare, select laws an....

Imagine the Future of Coding


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 1999

How will coding be different in the year 2010? Pondering the coding practices of tomorrow is the job of AHIMA's Coding Futures Task Force. And though there's no crystal ball involved, trends that will have a substantial impact on the future can be identified today.

Remember the word p....

Experts: Clinical Terminology Mapping Will Be Essential Tool


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2006

Clinical terminology mapping is essential for creating an effective nationwide health information infrastructure, Simon Cohn, MD, MPH, told attendees at the first-ever institute on clinical vocabulary mapping methods, held October 15. Cohn, chair of the National Committee for Vital and Health....

CCS/CCS-P Credential Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions


Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

1. What are the requirements for maintenance of the CCS/CCS-P credential?

Each certified specialist must complete an annual self-assessment and pay the annual maintenance of certification fee to retain the credential.

2. When does my self-assessment begin and how will I know....

Standards Organizations Plan Collaboration


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000

In March, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Subcommittee on Standards and Security reached an agreement with six standard-setting organizations. The six organizations include the Accredited Standards Committee X12, Dental Content Committee, Health Level Seven,....

After Automated Coding, What?


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

As technology progressively automates more processes, what will HIM jobs look like in the future? In 1998, AHIMA published Evolving HIM Careers, which offers in-depth looks at seven new roles for HIM professionals, including the role of the clinical data specialist. Here are som....

ICD-10 Prep: Assessing Coders' A&P Proficiency


Source: AHIMA online training

Publication Date: June 09, 2011

Seminar Date
June 9, 2011


Do you want to simplify the transition to ICD-10-PCS? ICD-10 Prep: Assessing Coders’ A&P Proficiency explains the benefits and importance of assessing coders’ strengths and weaknesses in the biomedical sciences prior to ICD-10-PCS....

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