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Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice (2016 update) - Retired

Author: Archer, Anita; Campbell, Angela; D'Amato, Cheryl; McLeod, Melissa; Rugg, Donna

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2016

Editor's Note: This Practice Brief supersedes the May 2013 and March 2010 Practice Briefs titled "Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice."

Mappings between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS will play a critical role in the successful utilization of ICD-10-CM/PCS. The Centers for Me....

Surgical Precision in Clinical Documentation Connects Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Reimbursement

Author: Kittinger, Benjamin J; Matejicka, Anthony II; Mahabir, Raman C

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2016


Emphasis on quality of care has become a major focus for healthcare providers and institutions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has multiple quality-of-care performance programs and initiatives aimed at providing transparency to the public, which provide th....

So You Think You Know Diabetes Mellitus?

Author: DeVault, Kathryn

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: January 2016

According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3 percent of the population—29.1 million people—have diabetes mellitus. This is an increase from 8.3 percent in 2010. Of the 29.1 million who have it now, it's estimated approximately 8.1 million people are undiagnosed.1

Why You Should Care About Clinical Documentation

Author: Sims, Kimberly F

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: January 2016


The objective of this article is to look at how specific and detailed documentation written by the physician can assist with coding procedures with the root operation excision.

The introduction of ICD-10 has brought about an increased need to ensure th....

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