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Auditing and Monitoring of CPT Compliance

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

Introduction

In the 1990s, the federal government’s Office of the Inspector General issued a group of documents that detailed the elements of a properly designed compliance plan. These documents were issued for all of the major healthcare settings and the process of auditing and mon....

Evaluating Workplace Ergonomics Has Benefits For All

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: August 02, 1998


Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between the worker and the work environment. It is more commonly thought of as designing (or redesigning) the work environment to meet the needs of the worker.
This designing of the work environment is vitally important to all companies. Cumul....

Hunting for Hidden Treasure in Your Coded Data

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

Introduction

The coded data of a healthcare organization contains much of the information needed to improve the accuracy of the coding completed in that organization. However, the details of this information are hidden in the volumes of raw data and must be searched out. Therefore, the qu....

ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach

Author: Kuehn, Lynn; Jorwic, Therese M

Source: AHIMA book

Publication Date: 2016

This comprehensive text, which uses the 2017 code set, is devoted to learning and mastering the process of building codes in ICD-10-PCS. All current coding professionals and students in academic programs must become and remain proficient in using this system for inpatient procedures.

Making Sense of Your Relative Value Data

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010

Introduction

The U.S. healthcare system is reimbursed by federal programs using a variety of different reimbursement methodologies, mainly based on units of service and a relative weight system for those units of service. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) is based on the Resourc....

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