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ICD-10-PCS Coding in the Real World

Author: Smith, Donna

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010


ICD-10-Procedure Coding System (PCS) is a completely different method of assigning codes to surgical procedures, but it has many advantages over its counterpart ICD-9-CM. First of all it is a straightforward system allowing for expansion as new procedures are developed; whil....

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.

ICD-10: Our Red-Letter Day

Author: Gordon, Lynne Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2012

The first day of school. The day of your wedding. The first day of a new job. Each of these are big, memorable dates that first loom on calendars and then linger long in memory.

For many of us in the HIM profession, October 1, 2013, was a red-letter day too-the original impl....

ICD-10 on the Horizon

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

ICD-10 has taken hold around the globe, so why is the US still using ICD-9-CM? This article reviews the history of ICD-10 in the US.

Other countries are using it. Why aren't we? Coding professionals across the country and around the world are wondering why ICD-10-CM hasn't been....

ICD-10 in the Big Picture

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008

As a professor at Temple University, Margaret (“Maggie”) Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS, has to have an eye for details. But she also has an eye on the big picture—specifically on ICD-10 and the benefits it could offer to healthcare.

Before she became a professor, Foley was....

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