Survey: Coding Productivity Dipped After ICD-10 Implementation
Jun13

Survey: Coding Productivity Dipped After ICD-10 Implementation

The implementation of ICD-10 did result in a perceived loss of coding productivity, with a minimal dip in coding accuracy, according to a recent coding productivity and accuracy survey conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.

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Long-Term Information Management is a Serious, Global Problem

Barclay Blair, founder and executive director of the Information Governance Institute, said during a recent webinar he hopes his organization’s new study will sound the alarm that far too many organizations, across a wide swath of industries, are currently storing “at risk” information over the long term.

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Differentiating Fracture Coding with Osteoporosis Present
Jun08

Differentiating Fracture Coding with Osteoporosis Present

The codes for pathologic fractures with ­osteoporosis require a seventh character to indicate episode of care. Coding professionals will need additional details to capture the correct codes in ICD-10-CM.

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MACRA, MIPS, and Advanced APMs: Time to Prepare
Jun02

MACRA, MIPS, and Advanced APMs: Time to Prepare

This article will review selected aspects of the proposed rule so clinicians can begin preparing for MIPS and Advanced APMs, which go into effect on January 1, 2017. The need to start preparing now is vital.

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Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes
May31

Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes

More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?

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