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Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Conditions

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2012



The coding of acute, subacute, and chronic conditions can be challenging. Acute conditions are typically sudden in onset or have a rapid onset in severe or sudden symptoms. Acute conditions often have a short course. Conversely, chronic conditions have a much slower course than acute condi....

Gestational Diabetes

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: October 2011



Objective:  To discuss coding for gestational diabetes.


Coding scenarios: Patient A is 30 weeks pregnant and is seen for treatment of gestational diabetes. Patient B is seen for diabetes screening. Patient B is not currently pregnant, does not currently have a diagnosis....

Coding Neoplasms in ICD-10-CM

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2011


ICD-10-CM codes provide greater detail than ICD-9-CM codes for reporting neoplasms. In many instances, ICD-10-CM neoplasm codes can provide information on whether a neoplasm occurred in a right-sided or left-sided body part. ICD-10-CM also provides codes for reporting neoplasm sites with great....

Keeping Up with the CPT/HCPCS Changes

Author: Bielby, Judy A

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: September 2011



Although January 1 is regarded by many professional coders as the date when CPT®/HCPCS code changes are implemented, it is becoming increasingly important for professional coders to pay attention to those new CPT/HCPCS codes which are implemented throughout the year. There may be insta....

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