Aftercare for a Healing Fracture Following Joint Replacement
Jan17

Aftercare for a Healing Fracture Following Joint Replacement

Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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“Home Alone” for the Holidays
Dec19

“Home Alone” for the Holidays

’Tis the season of holiday movies playing day and night on numerous channels. In “Home Alone,” a young Kevin McCallister defends his home from two burglars on Christmas Eve with a series of booby traps that land the thieves with a myriad of unexpected injuries.

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Coding Viral Sepsis
Nov10

Coding Viral Sepsis

How to code viral sepsis has been a frequent topic of confusion and discussion.

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Coding High-Risk Pregnancy: What’s New for 2017?
Sep14

Coding High-Risk Pregnancy: What’s New for 2017?

With the release of the FY 2017 updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, there’s a lot for coding professionals to review.

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DSM-5 vs. ICD-10-CM
Aug10

DSM-5 vs. ICD-10-CM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) both present ways to classify diseases. Then why is there a need to have both systems you might ask?

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Get Ready: Code Downpour On Its Way
Jul13

Get Ready: Code Downpour On Its Way

Although many HIM professionals and coding professionals were just starting to get comfortable with ICD-10-CM/PCS, it is time to prepare for the thousands of new ICD-10 changes coming soon.

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