Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)
Apr13

Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)

According to the WHO, more than 200,000 leprosy cases worldwide were reported in 2015. This month’s Code Cracker post shares some background and coding information about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease).

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Potential Impact of the ICD-10 Underdosing Classification System
Feb17

Potential Impact of the ICD-10 Underdosing Classification System

By Kathleen E. Wall, MS, RHIA: The classification of “underdosing of drugs” can provide valuable information regarding not only the fact that a drug was underdosed, but also why. This one piece of data could potentially have significant ramifications with readmission rates.

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Code Cracker: New Year, New Code Set, New Opportunities
Jan13

Code Cracker: New Year, New Code Set, New Opportunities

Now that ICD-10 is officially here and everyone is using it, we can really start to dig into the details and take advantage of all it has to offer. This month’s Code Cracker offers some tips for how to make the most of the year ahead.

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Earning HIM Cred—The RHIA and RHIT

This web-exclusive series focuses on just what career-cred AHIMA’s credentials earn HIM professionals in the real world.

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AHIMA Releases Physician Coding Toolkit

Multiple federal healthcare initiatives are competing for the attention of healthcare providers. And while the pain of complying with all of the new demands is spread across any given healthcare setting, physicians face the steepest learning curve when it comes to health information technology implementations.

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