Paper Calls for Enhanced Use of Problem Lists

A new AHIMA thought leadership paper, “Problem Lists in Health Records: Ownership, Standardization, and Accountability,” calls for the problem list to be a dynamic section of the health record that is used primarily for the provision of care.

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June 2012

As news of the ICD-10 implementation delay sinks in, government, providers, and educators assess the impact.

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AHIMA Takes Stance on Proposed ICD-10 Delay

No delay is preferable–but if there is a delay, it should be “limited and final.” That was the recommendation AHIMA sent to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May in response to a proposed change in the timeline of ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation.

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Navigating MS-DRG Through the ICD-10 Transition

In an effort to understand the potential financial impacts of moving to the ICD-10 MS-DRG grouper, Regence, a multi-state Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee and the largest payer in the Pacific Northwest/Mountain States region, partnered with General Dynamics Information Technology (IT) on a significant business intelligence initiative. Using General Dynamic IT’s NAV-10 Code Translation Suite, Erik Segren, a senior actuarial analyst on Regence’s provider contract analysis team, and John Doyle of General Dynamics IT performed a sophisticated analysis of MS-DRG assignment to determine the upper and lower bounds as well as the most likely financial results of the grouping of inpatient claims for ICD-10.

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2012 Coding Guide

The 2012 Coding Guide was published in the June 2012 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published annually by AHIMA to promote coding software, products, and services. The Journal of AHIMA publishes four Buyers Guides a year: Consulting and Outsourcing Services (February), Transcription (April), Coding and ICD-10 (June), and Software and Health IT (September). Click on the image to view the...

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