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Coding Ethically

Author: Bronnert, June

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2005

With the many reimbursement issues and regulatory requirements surrounding coding, it is sometimes necessary for coders to refamiliarize themselves with what it means to code ethically. AHIMA’s Coding Policy and Strategy Committee developed the Standards of Ethical Coding, which were app....

Coding for APCs: Case Studies

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2000

When APC implementation begins on August 1, HIM professionals can expect increased complexity when coding outpatient encounters. Examining case studies in selected areas subject to APC payment may help coding professionals better understand the APC reporting process. Although coding guidelines....

Coding Hip Fractures

Author: Endicott, Melanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: June 2010

Hip fractures are most commonly seen in elderly patients. They are a serious concern for this population because they can lead to a decreased quality of life, extended hospitalizations, or admission to nursing facilities.

Two of the most common causes for fractures are falls and ost....

Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Measurement and Monitoring, Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance, and Extracorporeal Therapies

Author: Barta, Ann

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

Publication Date: May 2014

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three articles discussing the Medical and Surgical-related sections of ICD-10-PCS.

In this article, the Journal of AHIMA continues its three part Coding Notes series focusing on the nine Medical and Surgical-related secti....

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