Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy
Oct12

Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy

Now that coding professionals are all on the same page regarding code assignment, problem solved… right? If only it were that simple.

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Life as New Graduate: 8 Things to Know
Sep13

Life as New Graduate: 8 Things to Know

When I first emerged from school into my life as a new graduate, I had no idea that there was still so much I had to learn.

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A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code
Aug09

A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code

Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.

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Knowing the Difference between Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
Jul12

Knowing the Difference between Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets

It is important to know the difference between anticoagulant drugs and antiplatelet drugs when assigning a Z-code for long term drug use.

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Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10
Jun15

Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10

The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.

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AHIMA’s Revised Standards of Ethical Coding Available
May10

AHIMA’s Revised Standards of Ethical Coding Available

The American Health Information Management Association Standards of Ethical Coding includes new and updated information and guidance as of December 2016.

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