News & Analysis

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Managing the changeover to ICD-10 may be so ­completely overwhelming for some HIM directors and managers that just getting started is the most difficult part.

March 2, 2011
HIM Briefings

There is something coming down the pike that will affect every one of you—a new coding system for epidemiology of disease: ICD-10.

March 2, 2011
HIM Briefings

It will take time for coders to become comfortable translating terminology used in physician documentation to root operation terminology used in ICD-10-PCS, according to Lolita M. Jones, RHIA, CCS, independent consultant in Fort Washington, MD, who spoke during HCPro’s November 18, 2010, audio conference, “ICD-10-PCS Surgery Coding: Understand and Apply Five Medical Surgical Root Operations.” But Jones thinks coders will get there eventually.

February 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Dear colleagues:

Even though it is still two and a half years away, it’s not too early to begin preparation for the October 1, 2013, transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS. There’s much to do in concert with HIM professionals to develop the knowledge base and documentation infrastructure essential to accurate ICD-10-CM/PCS code capture and reporting.

February 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

On October 1, 2013, all HIPAA-covered entities must implement ICD-10-CM for all diagnoses and ICD-10-PCS for all inpatient hospital procedures.

February 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Use this quiz to test your coding staff members on the new CPT codes that went into effect January 1.

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