Management and Appeal Strategies for DRG Change Recommendations
Oct11

Management and Appeal Strategies for DRG Change Recommendations

Suzanne Drake, who has been writing appeal letters since 1995, reviewed some very important steps for a successful appeals management process at Sunday’s 2017 AHIMA Clinical Coding Meeting.

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Coding Alfred Hitchcock
Oct11

Coding Alfred Hitchcock

In honor of the AHIMA Convention visiting the home of Hollywood, we salute one of its greatest directors by examining just how a coding professional would approach documenting the grisly aftermath of four of Hitchcock’s highly-regarded and groundbreaking films.

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Device or No Device, the Sequel: Rolling with the Punches
Oct01

Device or No Device, the Sequel: Rolling with the Punches

It is incredibly interesting to see new procedures and technology develop but can be challenging when the ICD-10 coding guidelines and instructions change along with them.

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AHIMA World Congress Hosts First Ever Middle East Healthcare Information Summit
Sep13

AHIMA World Congress Hosts First Ever Middle East Healthcare Information Summit

As a number of Middle Eastern countries like the United Arab Emirates transition from a single payer system to one that’s privatized with multiple payers, coding systems are increasingly being used for reimbursement there.

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A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code
Aug09

A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code

Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.

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