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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....

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