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.
A coding environment is not linear and cannot be defined by just the number of charts completed, as the coding professional’s true efforts are not being fully captured.
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.
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.
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?