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Significance of the Glasgow Coma Scale

Author: Hansen, Abby

Source: AHIMA newsletter article | CodeWrite

Publication Date: September 2017



The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is an assessment used by medical professionals to evaluate the level of a patient’s consciousness. It is a common tool used for patients with brain injuries and strokes, evaluating the degree to which a person’s conscious level is impaired based on....

It's All in the Documentation

Author: Hansen, Abby

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: February 2017




Over the last several years, it has become common for inpatient coding professionals to take on the role of clinical validation. Documented diagnoses are often ignored based on clinical criteria. For example, the physician documents acute respiratory failure throughout the chart. The....

CAD vs. Angina

Author: Hansen, Abby

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: December 2013



Unstable angina pectoris is a type of chest pain that happens suddenly and becomes worse over time. It can often be felt in the shoulders, arms, and neck. It is caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart muscle and can evolve into a myocardial infarction. Coronary at....