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2008 AHIMA Convention Wrap-Up


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2008

AHIMA held its 80th Convention and Exhibit October 11–16, 2008, in Seattle, WA. It was a time for members to share ideas, challenges, and solutions and hear about some of healthcare’s hottest topics from industry experts. A full exhibit hall offered a collection of the latest in HIM....

2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates

Author: Barta, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2014

This article highlights the 2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS updates as approved by the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee, which includes representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics. As a result of the partial code set....

3 Myths of ICD-10-CM/PCS: Addressing Why it is Not Feasible to use SNOMED CT in Place of ICD-10 or Wait for ICD-11—and Other Misperceptions

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2014

As the US healthcare industry experiences yet another delay in ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation, misunderstandings surrounding the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition continue to perpetuate. This article addresses a few of the most common misperceptions—myths that need to be exposed with fact-based....

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....

Adapting Enterprise Workflow for ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: Clark, Jill S

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2013

During her speech at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said the healthcare industry should proceed full steam ahead on preparing to implement ICD-10-CM/PCS. The message conveyed is that CMS is 100 p....

Add Another "C" to Your CDI Program: Why "CDCITM (Clinical Documentation and Coding Integrity) is a Best Practice Model

Author: Kruse, Marion G.; Newell, Shannon K

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 25, 2010


Inpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs, once found only in a small number of hospitals, have evolved into an essential part of the revenue cycle and quality programs. Reduced reimbursement, expanded compliance initiatives, and increased public and payer....


Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2009

Audience: Admitting

Medical Terminology/Terms need to be accurate even in the registration/admitting process.

Learn the basics of ICD-10-CM/PCS, the who, what, where, when and why

Audience: Payers/Finance

Conduct a busine....

AHIMA Testifies in Support of ICD-10

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

The "replacement [of ICD-9-CM, Volume 3] with a new procedural coding system for inpatient services is absolutely necessary and ICD-10-PCS meets the criteria for such a replacement system," said Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, AHIMA's executive vice president and CEO. Kloss also argued that &q....

Analysis of Final Rule for FY 2003 Revisions to the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: August 02, 2002

The final rule regarding FY 2003 revisions to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) was published in the August 1, 2002 issue of the Federal Register.

This rule becomes effective on October 1, 2002.This analysis will cover changes to DRG classificat....

Anthrax: What Every Coder Should Know

Author: Stanfill, Mary H

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2002

The inhalation anthrax identified by a Florida physician in October 2001, during the recent series of bioterrorist attacks, was the first case of reported inhalation anthrax in the United States in more than 25 years.1 With the threat of anthrax as a biological weapon, correct coding could be....

Benchmarking with National ICD-9-CM Coded Data

Author: Osborn, Carol E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1999

As HIM professionals, we want to be assured that we are providing the highest quality data for reimbursement and research purposes. We can review coded data internally, but this does not give us a clear picture of the total information that is being submitted to the Health Care Financing Admin....

Bridging the ICD-10 Divide through Advocacy: New National AHIMA Advocacy Initiative will Mirror THIMA ICD-10 Outreach Efforts

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012

AHIMA has long advocated for ICD-10, and these advocacy efforts have overcome some stout barriers to ensure the implementation of the modern, more detailed classification system. Even with this recent success and the reassurance that comes with the final ICD-10 implementation date set for....

Brief History of ICD-10-PCS

Author: Mullin, Robert L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 1999

The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) was developed as a replacement for the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) volume 3, Procedures. This version of ICD, in use since J....

Brushing up on ICD-10-PCS

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008

ICD-10-PCS is intended to replace ICD-9-CM volume 3 for facility reporting of hospital inpatient procedures. It has a seven-character alphanumeric code structure. The letters I and O are not used to avoid confusion with the digits 1 and 0. A character is a stable, standardized code component th....

Building on the ICD-10-PCS Puzzle

Author: Scott, Nena

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: June 2016

ICD-10-PCS presents many major challenges, with many obstacles. This procedural system is like putting a puzzle together. Finding the pieces to the puzzle requires the coding professional to read the entire operative report and, if applicable, the entire pathology report.


CCHIIM Releases New Details on ICD-10 Recertification for AHIMA Certified Professionals

Author: AHIMA

Source: ICD-TEN Top Emerging News | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: January 06, 2011

Preparation has begun for the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. As transition quickly grows closer, it is critical that all AHIMA-certified Professionals are ready to adapt to the new changes. The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management’s (CCHIIM) new recertific....

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