Welcome to the Journal of AHIMA’s coverage of the AHIMA 2012 ICD-10 Summit. The summit takes place April 16–17 in Baltimore, MD, and explores the challenges [...]
A 5-year-old patient was brought into the emergency room with a deep 2-cm laceration of his scalp. The child was combative and would not allow staff to cleanse the wound. [more...]
The Department of Health and Human Services has recorded its first enforcement action resulting from the 2009 breach notification rule, reaching a $1.5 million settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee over a breach of more than 1 million records contained on stolen hard drives.
Monday Coding Quiz: A myocardial infarction is considered acute for _____ weeks according to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
It’s October 1, 2013, the first day the ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are required in practice. It is also a landmark day for fictional 45-year-old John Smith. At [...]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has again delayed enforcement of the HIPAA 5010 transaction standards, pushing the deadline back three months to June 30, 2012.
Monday Coding Quiz: Observation E/M codes (99218–99220) are used when:
Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more...]