Two-plus weeks into the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, the chaos predicted by many groups that protested the code sets’ implementation for years has not come to fruition. In fact, preliminary reports indicate quite the opposite.
Providers are facing an increasing number of attempts to compromise data, and often fall prey to these attempts, according to a recent survey.
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
Multiple federal healthcare initiatives are competing for the attention of healthcare providers. And while the pain of complying with all of the new demands is spread across any given healthcare setting, physicians face the steepest learning curve when it comes to health information technology implementations.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column to learn from AHIMA’s coding experts about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.