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Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes

More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?

Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim

When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.

Benefits and Barriers for Outpatient CDI Programs

Even though the basics of high quality clinical documentation are the same in all areas of healthcare, the CDI program structure will differ between inpatient and outpatient areas.

Does Big Data Have a Role to Play in Fighting the Zika Virus?

With the proliferation of modern technology, the problem isn’t having enough data—it’s having the right people find the right data in time before an emergency develops.

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Having Confidence, Seeking Common Ground Are Keys to Launching IG

In the closing keynote of the 2016 Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference Wednesday in Chicago, speaker Randolph Kahn, Esq., acknowledged that after two days of presentations about IG, attendees would likely go home feeling overwhelmed.

Senator Leading 21st Century Cures Act Debate Speaks at AHIMA Hill Day

Creating a more interoperable healthcare system is one of the priorities of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee and a speaker at AHIMA’s Hill Day event in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

Experts Explore Privacy Challenges in Today’s Technological World

From the smart phone to the patient portal and beyond, balancing privacy with patient access to health information is one of the industry’s hottest topics. Two experts explored the challenges of leading privacy in a world of new technology during Monday’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.

May 2016

Moving beyond Reality 2016 and ‘Reimagining’ HIM for a quickly changing healthcare industry

2016 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide

The 2016 Coding and ICD-10-CM/PCS Guide is a special advertising section published to promote various coding resources such as consultants, training materials, and other coding solutions.

April 2016

Patients’ rights to health records becoming increasingly complex

Coding for a Urological Procedure

This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.

CPT Guidelines on Procedure Coding

Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]

Using Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?

Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes

More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?

Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim

When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.

Combating our Fear of Change and Creating a Holistic Approach to HIM Education [Sponsored]

The fear and anxiety that grew in our industry over the ICD-10 transition was contagious; it spread across the United States, forcing organizations to react rather than strategically prepare.