Are There Best Practices for Establishing Coding Productivity Standards?
Jul31

Are There Best Practices for Establishing Coding Productivity Standards?

Previous standards used for benchmarking productivity required a focus on transactional coding, whereas current standards call for more of a relational approach. The profitability of the organization hinges upon coders’ ability to stay productive, accurate, and efficient in their code selection.

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Category II Codes
Jul29

Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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Newborn Male Principal Diagnosis
Jul24

Newborn Male Principal Diagnosis

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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Lower Health Care Costs Act Includes HIM-Relevant Provisions
Jul23

Lower Health Care Costs Act Includes HIM-Relevant Provisions

Before Congress departed for the Fourth of July district work period last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee overwhelmingly passed S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act out of committee. Since the beginning of this year, the Senate HELP Committee has held five hearings on how to reduce healthcare costs and four hearings to explore the rising cost of prescription drugs.

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AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers
Jul22

AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers

AHIMA co-hosted a congressional briefing on Monday to urge the Senate to support for the US House of Representatives’ recent repeal of a ban on the use of federal funds to adopt a nationwide unique patient identifier. Repealing this ban would allow collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the private sector to identify solutions for reducing medical errors and protecting patient privacy.

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