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Know Your APCs: Data Analysis Made Simple

Author: Stegman, Melinda

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

You’ve adapted processes to the APC system, but do you really understand the financial impact of APCs on your organization? The author shows you how to analyze your billing data to assess the impact of APCs on your facility’s bottom line.

Since the implement....

Working Smarter with APCs

Author: Thoman, Deborah J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001

Are HIM professionals ready to make the most of APCs? This article suggests some strategies to improve the way we work with APCs, focus on complete and accurate coding, and improve our expertise.
Are HIM professionals ready for the next step in APCs? Are we ready to use APC data....

Making a Proactive Transition to APCs

Author: Willett, Lyn

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000

There's no doubt APCs are going to change the way your facility operates, but do you know how? By taking a look at your existing systems, you'll get a better idea of how to prepare for changes. This article spotlights specific functions to consider and optimize for the new outpatient prospect....

Coding for APCs: Case Studies

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2000

When APC implementation begins on August 1, HIM professionals can expect increased complexity when coding outpatient encounters. Examining case studies in selected areas subject to APC payment may help coding professionals better understand the APC reporting process. Although coding guidelines....

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