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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Aftercare for a Healing Fracture Following Joint Replacement
Jan17

Aftercare for a Healing Fracture Following Joint Replacement

Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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Three HIM Stories to Watch for in 2017
Jan01

Three HIM Stories to Watch for in 2017

While the healthcare industry plays “wait and see” as uncertainty looms with regard to the regulatory landscape ahead, the events of this past year offer a few hints as to what we might expect in 2017.

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“Home Alone” for the Holidays
Dec19

“Home Alone” for the Holidays

’Tis the season of holiday movies playing day and night on numerous channels. In “Home Alone,” a young Kevin McCallister defends his home from two burglars on Christmas Eve with a series of booby traps that land the thieves with a myriad of unexpected injuries.

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2016 Convention Feature: Coding Edgar Allan Poe
Oct18

2016 Convention Feature: Coding Edgar Allan Poe

One of the greatest mystery and horror writers of all time, Edgar Allan Poe, is buried just a few blocks from the Baltimore Convention Center. With Halloween looming, and to celebrate Baltimore’s most famous writer, below is an exercise in coding the injuries and deaths suffered in some of Poe’s most famous works.

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