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HIM Spin on the Revenue Cycle

Author: Youmans, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

HIM plays an integral role in an organization’s revenue cycle. That means health information managers have a role to play in revenue cycle management.
Is the following scenario familiar? The CEO is complaining about accounts receivable (AR) climbing to $10 million. The coders a....

HIPAA Compliance Extension Postpones Simplification Benefits

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2002

Under the terms of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, February 2002 would mark the second anniversary of administrative simplification for all but the smallest of health plans, and one year of rules related to claims attachments. Instead, Congress just approve....

HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange Transactions: The Impact on Healthcare Billing Processes with Special Emphasis on 837 Electronic Claims Transactions and 835 Electronic Remittance Transactions

Author: Kubas, Debbie; Buck, Shawna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Rules for HIPAA-compliant electronic transactions were finalized on October 16, 2000. The finalized HIPAA transaction standards required that claims filed electronically after October 16, 2002 (or after October 16, 2003, if you filed for an extension) had to be in the HIPAA-compliant electroni....

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....

HIPAA Marches On--Or Does It?

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2005

HIPAA has taught us that standardization is hard. When the act was signed into law in 1996, the optimists among us believed that within four years the healthcare industry would be using a variety of uniform national administrative transactions, most associated with what we now call the revenue....

Hiring Tips for ICD-10 Help

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2013

Staff up or suffer. That is one message HIM professionals are hearing regarding the upcoming ICD-10-CM/PCS transition. Clinical documentation specialists will be needed to ensure clinicians adequately document provided care that validates the new, more detailed ICD-10 codes. Coders with ICD-10....


Author: Parman, Cindy C

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2014

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, the body's natural defense system. And of course, without a strong immune system the body has trouble fighting off disease. Both the virus itself and the resulting infection are called HIV. The final stage of HIV infection is a....

Home Health PPS Update

Author: Blevins, Ida K.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2008

The long-anticipated update to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS), released in the August 29, 2007, Federal Register, goes into effect January 1, 2008. The final rule encompasses a wide range of changes for home health agencies.
An Overview of the Final Rule

Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH-PPSs)

Author: Abraham, Prinny

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

The National Association of Home Health reported that the number of Medicare certified home health agencies peaked in 1997 at 10,444 and declined to 8,080 in 1998, to 7,747 in 1999, and back up to 7,880 in 2000. Personal expenditures for home care were estimated at $36 billion in 1999, dow....

Hospice Coding Left Out?

Author: Zastoupil, Shawna

Source: AHIMA newsletter article | CodeWrite

Publication Date: October 2016

Like many other healthcare settings, hospices are starting their journey into coding compliance. Before the first Federal Regulation (FY 2013), which addressed diagnosis coding clarification, hospices typically reported one code on their claims. Since that time, the Department of Heal....

Hospital Authority Clinical Vocabulary Table: the Past, the Present, and the Future

Author: Fung, V.; Cheung, N T; Szeto, K; Ngai, L; Lau, M; Kong, J HB

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004


The use of standard clinical vocabulary to support the development of clinical information systems is well established. The ICD-9-CM was adopted locally to form the basis of the Hospital Authority Master Disease Code Table (HAMDCT) and incorporated for use into the Clinical Mana....

How Gaps in Data Quality Impact Reimbursement

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


Improving the quality and flow of data for outpatient services will impact how facilities fare financially under Medicare's outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). This paper will provide practical advice on how to effectively evaluate and reengineer coding....

Hypertension Coding - Crisis Averted

Author: Lojewski, Tedi

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: December 2016

Thanks to the recent publication of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2017, the past controversy over the interpretation of the term "With" has been resolved.1 The revision of Section I.A.15, "With," now incorporates what was previously clarified in AHA Coding C....

Hypertension Coding Review

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: May 2011

Does coding hypertension elevate your blood pressure? There are several terms related to hypertension that may cause confusion among coders and require some clarification. This article will define terminology related to hypertension and review the coding guidelines associated with combina....

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1997

Hypertension complicates at least 10 percent of all pregnancies. The hypertensive disorder of pregnancy most likely to result in significant adverse clinical outcomes is preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is unique to pregnancy and is characterized by elevated blood press....

ICD-10: All in the Family

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

A classification is a system that groups together similar diseases and procedures and organizes related entities for easy retrieval.1 Since a single classification system cannot encompass all types of healthcare information or provide the level of detail desired for various uses of healthcare....

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview Exercises

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: AHIMA book

Publication Date: January 02, 2010

Description:   ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are on their way, and it is imperative that coding professionals be prepared for the transition to the new coding system. This workbook will prepare current coding professionals for the increased knowledge required by the implement....

ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2009

One of the keys to a successful transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS is a thorough understanding of the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, which were posted to the National Center for Health Statistics Web site in January 2009. Similar to the ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, the ICD-10-CM guidelines are....

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