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Year of the Audit

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2010

..act in three main areas: Coding , privacy and security, a.. ..vate, state, and federal Coding audits; privacy and secu.. ..they are prepared. Coding Audits This year i.. ..s a high watermark for Coding initiatives and audits. .. ..l Swing The newest Coding audit program facing cod..

Year in Review: Highlights from 2014

Author: Sheber, Sarah

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2014

.. ear to October 1, 2015, Coding managers and coding depa.. ..ative ways to keep their Coding workforce prepared. .. .. no surprise, then, that Coding -related topics and issue.. ..nigan, RHIA, system-wide Coding director at Allina Healt.. ..h, increased her Coding staff 16-fold over 2013 ..

Working Smarter with Computer-Assisted Coding

Author:

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

.. Clinical Coding Community Sessions Explo.. ..s at Saturday’s Clinical Coding Community Meeting descri.. ..est in computer-assisted Coding (CAC) and smart methods .. ..n, thus streamlining the Coding process.” The cons.. ..cilities normalize their Coding , benefiting inexperience..

Working Smarter with APCs

Author: Thoman, Deborah J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001

..on complete and accurate Coding , and improve o.. ..e and accurate Coding as the conduit to reach .. ..lity and thoroughness of Coding to maximize re.. ..ng patterns of Coding that are in error or cau.. ..ur education and correct Coding efforts. Know W..

Winning the Coding Trifecta: CAC, CDI, and ICD-10. How CAC Can Strengthen Your CDI Program and Increase Collaboration with Coding and Quality Improvement

Author: Whittle, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016

..es how computer-assisted Coding (CAC) technology can be .. ..used by both clinical Coding professionals and CDI sp.. .. phase of CAC to enhance Coding professional and CDI spe.. ..CAC highlights terms for Coding and CDI purposes. Coding.. ..ase 2: Auto-suggestion. Coding professionals and CDI sp..

Wider World of Coding

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2009

..ef executive officer Coding reminds me of the parabl.. .. The Many Facets of Coding In the coding wo.. .. issue, “Mortality Coding Marks 10 Years of ICD-10.. ..l agree that accuracy of Coding matters. But accuracy is.. ..er describe the value of Coding audits in “Making ..

Why ICD-10 Is Worth the Trouble

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008

..ary, because the current Coding system can’t take .. .. codes may lead to fewer Coding errors in the long term,.. ..M than in ICD-9-CM. This Coding provides a framework for.. ..e reason to believe that Coding error rates will eventua.. ..abling computer-assisted Coding (CAC). CAC offe..

Why ICD-10 Can’t Wait

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2008

.. US will upgrade its ICD Classification s and the HIPAA transacti.. ..itutions. While both Classification s have been available for.. .. reimbursement code set. Classification data has value for publi.. ..The relationship between Classification s and terminologies ..

Who Answers the Medical Necessity Question?

Author: Gregg, Cheryl A.; Mallett, Sherri

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000

..programs, documentation, Coding , and reimbursement analy.. ..dgeable about outpatient Coding guidelines (in particula.. ..ssity issues can lead to Reimbursement and billing difficulties.. ..tory tests. As a result, Reimbursement specialists must stay cu.. ..r anyone involved in the Reimbursement process, a thorough know..

Where We've Been, Where We're Going

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999

... In more ways than one, Coding professionals are making.. ..y. And today, changes in Coding requirements are part .. ..he role of the Coding professional in the last.. ..unities from a Coding professional's perspecti.. ..s no easy task. Clinical Coding continues to be a proces..

Where in the World Is ICD-10?

Author: Brouch, Kathy L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000

..e newest version of this Coding system and how coder.. .. few more years, the new Coding system has been in pl.. ..e transition to a new Coding system been like for cod.. ..member states for the Coding of national mortality an.. ..and many elements of the Coding landscape have change..

Where Bad Billing Can Lead You

Author: Potter, Jeanne

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..ay be due to inadvertent Coding mistakes or misinterpret.. ..g: Up Coding Unbundling .. ..nce: Coding and billing R.. ..guidelines pertaining to Coding or Medicare regulations... ..ies that the appropriate Coding , billing, and documentat..

Where Are They Now? CPR Leaders Assess Their Progress

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


Five years ago the first recipients of the Davies awards showed us successes of CPR systems across the country. Where are they now? This article catches up with these CPR leaders.
Is your job exactly the same as it was five years ago? For most HIM professionals, the answer....

When Health Information and Fiscal Management Meet

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001

..t and diagnostic testing Coding , primary payer billing, .. ..t and diagnostic testing Coding , and denial management--.. ..t and diagnostic testing Coding . Ensuring that accurate .. ..y and who are trained in Coding will allow for more accu.. ..rate Coding of admitting and testing..

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..

What's Your Flight Plan?: Getting That First Job in Coding

Author: Peterson, Patt

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: May 14, 2009

..ETTING THAT FIRST JOB IN Coding .. .. the deal with all these Coding job ads that require two.. .. or more years of Coding .. ..to get your first job in Coding if the employers are .. ..e you are the manager of Coding for Pleasant View Hospit.. ..been Coding for awhile? For you, it’..

What is Gulf War Syndrome (Part II)

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1998

..ted manifestations (per Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, .. .. "Ask the Editor." Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM 15,.. .. a two-part series. See " Coding Notes" in July.. ..or of classification and Coding . Articl.. .. is AHIMA's director of Classification and coding. ..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

..nt in nature, outpatient Coding guidelines must be follo.. ..under Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) 0339 with HCPCS Le.. .. the early years of PPS, Reimbursement issues have evolved CMS .. .. entitlement to Medicare Reimbursement . The Medicare Progra..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

..best source of diagnosis Coding , without regard .. ..clarification advice in Coding Clinic , First Quarter 2.. .. CCS, director of Coding and classification and A.. .., director of coding and Classification and AHIMA’s representati..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

What guidance is available for determining an organization's definition of "attending physician" or "physician of record"?
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare adopted the UHDDS (Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set) as department policy for Medicare and Medicaid patient populations....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

..luded in the tasks for a Coding professional, .. ..ble to create meaningful Coding productivity standards .. ..oductivity standards for Coding duties are uni.. ..sses with input from the Coding staff. Then productivity.. ..t or per hour by type of Coding performed, and..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Where can I find the APC regulations?

The HCFA regulations are found in the November 13, 2000 Federal Register, Vol. 65. No.219 pp.67798-68005. Go to http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/a001113c.html, and scroll down to Health Care Financing Administration.

HCFA has impleme....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

..es for Interpretation of Coding Guidelines or .. ..nt? For ICD-9-CM Coding questions and guidelines.. ..s, for dissemination in Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM , a .. ..n record copies used for Coding questions or other educa.. .. For CPT Coding questions and guidelines..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

.. Where Can I Find Coding Guidelines for Use in Lo.. ..g? The official Coding guidelines (see earlier .. ..ed to assist the user in Coding and reporting .. ..th Quarter 1999 issue of Coding Clinic for ICD.. ..s and answers that guide Coding selection in t..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

..ng, including Coding and Reimbursement for Ou.. .. for new publications on Reimbursement from AHIMA this spring, .. ..ng Coding and Reimbursement for Outpatient Services .. ..t Stewart and Reimbursement Methodologies by Lolita..

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Coding Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

.. The National Correct Coding Initiative is a huge set.. .. National Correct Coding Policy Manual for Part B.. .. (Ambulatory Payment Classification ) system. It was created ..

Vanishing Supervisor

Author: Brandt, Mary D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

..efforts. “If our Coding area is chronically back.. .. (such as transcription, Coding , or release of informati.. ..quo;t staying current on Coding changes. Before you de.. ..eeds. Let’s take Coding quality reviews as an ex.. ..team approach within the Coding section and ask each cod..

US Organizations Look Ahead

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008

..0 for clinical morbidity Coding . Many of them are waitin.. ..-day presentation on the Classification system changeover to BCB.. .. Greenberg, MA, chief of Classification s and public health data .. ..ck codes in parts of the Classification that don’t have an..

US Must Adopt ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: July 21, 2005

..ill affect all diagnoses Coding , currently volumes 1 and.. .. as inpatient procedural Coding , currently volume 3 of I.. ..uces. The ICD-9-CM Coding structure and capabiliti.. ..e the US has used ICD-10 Coding to report mortality data.. ..ent of computer-assisted Coding , they will serve as the ..

US Must Adopt and Implement ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: Immediate Action to Upgrade Medical Code Set Standards Needed

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: July 21, 2007

..ernational, 21st century Coding standards and 21st centu.. ..D-10-PCS is a procedural Coding system designed by the .. ..ent inpatient procedural Coding system currently include.. ..0-CM and ICD-10-PCS i Classification code sets, rules and gu.. .. whole. The ICD-9-CM Classification system used in the Unite..

Using the 3MTM APRTM DRG Classification System in Healthcare Payment and Performance Measurement: Maryland's New Payment System and Other State Initiatives

Author: Rothermich, Cheryl; Lessig, Robbyn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

..ation, and comprehensive Coding Once t.. ..severity at the point of Coding . These efforts range fro.. ..ve the documentation and Coding that reflects a higher l.. ..to support comprehensive Coding .. .. Lack of comprehensive Coding due to previous limited ..

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Metrics to Evaluate Accuracy and Facilitation in Computer-Assisted Coding

Author: Resnik, Philip; Niv, Michael; Nossal, Michael; Schnitzer, Gregory L.; Stoner, Jean; Kapit, Andrew; Toren, Richard

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: September 06, 2006

..ion in Computer-assisted Coding ;Abstract ;Introduction .. ..ion in Computer-assisted Coding 1 .. ..Computer-assisted Coding .. ..Computer-assisted Coding (CAC) evaluation can be .. ..ing the process of human Coding and information .. .. about evaluation in the Coding industry comes primarily..

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..

User's Guide to AHIMA Coding Credentials

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

.., AHIMA introduces a new Coding credential—the Cert.. ..ified Coding Associate (CCA). The cre.. ..MA’s other Coding credentials—the Cer.. ..tified Coding Specialist (CCS) and .. .. the Certified Coding Specialist—Physicia..

Use of the Delphi Method to Generate a Gold Standard for the Medical Coding Industry

Author: Familant, M. Elliott; Covit, Stuart; Covit, Andrew B.

Source: AHIMA Computer-Assisted Coding Meeting

Publication Date: October 05, 2007

..Standard for the Medical Coding Industry.. ..Standard for the Medical Coding Industry.. ..ld standard” for medical Coding is now an acknowledged n.. ..ndard for medical record Coding . We demonstrate that, co.. ..lphi Method reduces under Coding and is less susceptible ..

Use of Automated SNOMED CT Clinical Coding in Clinical Decision Support Systems for Preventive Care

Author: Al-Hablani, Bader

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2017

..mated SNOMED CT clinical Coding in clinical decision sup.. ..nagement (HIM), clinical Coding , and biomedical informat.. .. on the basis of disease Coding and allergy medical codi.. ..ther classifications and Coding systems could also be ut.. ..the previously mentioned Coding systems. It is estimated..

Use Data Mining Findings as a Tool to Support CDI Education

Author: Easterling, Sharon; Endicott, Melanie; Lojewski, Tedi; Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C; Martin, Ginny

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

Publication Date: July 2014

..record. Productivity and Coding quality often suffer whe.. .. Coding and clinical documentati.. .. diagnosis. The Official Coding Guidelines Section II. B.. .. Coding and CDI staff should be .. ..s the ultimate goal when Coding to the greatest specific..

Unwrapping Data Standards

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007

..ts of HIM practice, from Coding and data analysis to per.. ..y of sources. The common Coding systems for claims proce.. ..g In the Coding arena, the greatest effe.. ..Bailey participates in a Coding forum collaboration betw.. ..SNOMED and ICD-9-CM, the Coding forum validates the reco..

Universal Use of ICD-10-CM/PCS in the US

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2013

..panded detail in the new Coding classification system, o.. ..data. The Coding of encountersin ICD‐9‐CM.. ..ible forthe oversight of Coding and reporting issues. Co.. ..s pertaining to updating Coding and reporting... ..p://www.cms.gov/Medicare/ Coding /ICD10/Downloads/ICD10Tra..

Understanding the New Role of the Coder Under OPPS/APCs

Author: Shah, Jugna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

.. Background Coding originated a long time a.. ..ulations. Simply stated, Coding translates verbal descri.. ..counters and situations. Coding provides a standardized .. ..nt states and countries. Coding information is, therefor.. ..ization Coding in the US is more advanc..

Understanding National Coverage Policies: Navigating the Maze of HACs, Serious Reportable Events, and Wrong Surgical Sites

Author: Cook, Jane; D'Amato, Cheryl; Garrett, Gail S.; Ruhnau-Gee, Becky; Hyde, Linda A.; Novak, Natalie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2009

..tions, be compliant with Coding and reporting guidelines.. ..luding ICD-9-CM or other Coding classifications. Example.. ..sical configuration. Coding professionals should rev.. ..areas, including ethical Coding responsibilities. .. ..s with colleagues in the Coding Communities of Practice,..

Understanding HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001

..ectronic transaction and Coding standards as e.. ..transactions and medical Coding sets included in the reg.. .. Are the Transaction and Coding Standards? The.. ..tration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPC.. .. there will be the usual Coding updates before..

Understanding HACs and SREs for Quality Reporting and Reimbursement

Author: AHIMA Practice Council for Clinical Terminology and Classification; AHIMA Practice Council for Quality Initiatives and Secondary Data

Source: AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: September 2009

.. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Hospi.. ..7;s Standards of Ethical Coding Accurate and com.. .. apply the same official Coding rules, conventions, guid.. ..re adherence to industry Coding standards and approved p.. ..rovided. Billing and Coding must remain compliant wi..

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