Audio: Hiring an Outpatient Coding Professional

Good outpatient coding professionals can be hard to find. Learn more about recruiting—and keeping—
the good ones.

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Audio: Living with the ICD-10 Delay

Attendees at AHIMA’s 2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit share their reactions and strategies for coping with the most recent delay of ICD-10.

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Audio Extra: Day to Day for a CDS

Specialists in the area of clinical documentation are filling a growing need. Amy L. Gardner, RHIT, CDIP, works at Valley Hospital Rockwood Health System in Spokane Valley, WA. She discusses the skills needed to perform well in this position, what a typical day is like, and her advice for communicating with physicians.

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Audio Extra: HIPAA Before and After

AHIMA’s President reflects on the development of HIPAA’S privacy regulations and the possible effects of the HITECH amendments.

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AUDIO: Make Documentation Improvement Personal for Physicians

Though the transition to the more granular ICD-10-CM/PCS code set may help, documentation processes at most hospitals will need an overhaul to support the type of pay-for-outcomes coding needed to reflect the care delivered and the severity of illness for patients.

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AUDIO: Coders Face Major Change with Pay-for-Outcomes

When DRGs were introduced in the early 1980s, they dramatically changed the role of HIM professionals—thrusting them into the center of revenue cycle management. Another paradigm shift in payment systems is on the horizon with pay-for-outcomes.

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