ICD-10 Coding

True or false? For every code where ICD-10-CM provides codes for laterality, bilateral is listed as an option.

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Paper Calls for Enhanced Use of Problem Lists

A new AHIMA thought leadership paper, “Problem Lists in Health Records: Ownership, Standardization, and Accountability,” calls for the problem list to be a dynamic section of the health record that is used primarily for the provision of care.

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June 2012

As news of the ICD-10 implementation delay sinks in, government, providers, and educators assess the impact.

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AHIMA Takes Stance on Proposed ICD-10 Delay

No delay is preferable–but if there is a delay, it should be “limited and final.” That was the recommendation AHIMA sent to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May in response to a proposed change in the timeline of ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation.

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Navigating MS-DRG Through the ICD-10 Transition

In an effort to understand the potential financial impacts of moving to the ICD-10 MS-DRG grouper, Regence, a multi-state Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee and the largest payer in the Pacific Northwest/Mountain States region, partnered with General Dynamics Information Technology (IT) on a significant business intelligence initiative. Using General Dynamic IT’s NAV-10 Code Translation Suite, Erik Segren, a senior actuarial analyst on Regence’s provider contract analysis team, and John Doyle of General Dynamics IT performed a sophisticated analysis of MS-DRG assignment to determine the upper and lower bounds as well as the most likely financial results of the grouping of inpatient claims for ICD-10.

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