Healthcare terminology provides a standardized “language of medicine” that allows healthcare providers and HIM professionals the ability to get their daily work done, say terminology experts in this Journal of AHIMA Audio Feature.
Although the ICD-10 compliance delay grabbed most the headlines, the proposed rule in which the ICD-10 delay was nestled also calls for standardized health plan identifiers.
A proposed rule has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services that calls for a one year delay of the ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance deadline.
The rule would push the compliance date from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a proposed rule on EHR certification late Friday. The rule is a companion to the proposed [...]
The 2012 updates to the CPT code set include 278 new codes, 139 code revisions, and 98 code deletions. This brings the total number of CPT [...]
The online version of the October practice brief “ICD-9-CM Coding Guidance for LTC Facilities” includes three additional appendixes that provide more coding guidance for those working in long-term care [...]
Check out the latest news from AHIMA’s 82nd Convention and Exhibit in Orlando, FL, in the Tuesday issue of AHIMA Today, the convention daily newsletter. Use your [...]
AHIMA representatives to the World Health Organization participate in the development and maintenance of classifications that create consistent data worldwide. In the July print edition, Sue [...]