Break It Down: ICD-10-PCS

AHIMA ICD-10 trainer and coding expert Melanie Endicott breaks down an ICD-10-PCS code, writing out one character at a time and reviewing its meaning.

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Getting to Stage 1

With EHR technology already in place, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego was in compliance with many of the meaningful use stage 1 requirements from the day the final rule was published. That’s not to say that conforming to all of the criteria is proving to be a breeze.

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Progress in esMD Electronic Submission Project

Healthcare providers facing a claims audit by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are a step closer to submitting their documents electronically. The first live record has been successfully sent in a CMS pilot project. CMS’ electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) project will allow providers audited by the RACs, MACs, PERMs, Z-PICs, and other CMS programs to transmit requested documents electronically over the...

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Views of the Real World and the Future

Coverage of AHIMA’s 83rd Convention and Exhibit in Salt Lake City continues in AHIMA Today. AHIMA leaders and industry experts took listeners on a journey from HIM’s current real-world challenges to the potential successes of the future during Tuesday morning’s general session. ‘Dream Big’ Incoming AHIMA President Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, called on her audience to “dream big” and noted that the HIM profession is in...

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AHIMA Announces HIM Jobs Initiative

Coverage of AHIMA’s 83rd Convention and Exhibit in Salt Lake City continues in AHIMA Today. At a press conference on Monday, AHIMA announced its “HIM Jobs for America” Initiative, a sustained effort to support American employment and help improve the healthcare of underserved Americans in communities across the country. “Today we are proud to announce ‘Health Information Jobs for America,’ AHIMA’s HIM workforce initiative that...

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