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Tag: ICD-10

ICD-10: What about specificity and reimbursement?

March 17th, 2017 / By Clarissa George

In a recent blog, my colleague Jason Mark examined specificity with Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) to see if there are noticeable shifts in the specificity of codes being used under ICD-10. […]

HIMagine That: Coding in Canada

March 10th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Eh Sue. What did you think of our experience in Canada reviewing charts for accurate coding? Sue: I would say that they have a similar challenge to ours in […]

Population health: What’s medical necessity got to do with it?

March 8th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

A busy doctor just saw his diabetic patient in the office. The usual was done; B/P, weight, pulse, respirations recorded and the blood glucose log was reviewed. The doctor reminded […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Removal of lymph node tissue

March 3rd, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. CHALLENGE QUESTION Patient had a melanoma of the […]

Article: A new focus on coding quality audits

With Sue Belley, RHIA

Sue Belley discusses ICD-10 and goes over some frequently asked questions about coding quality audits in this article in Health Management Technology.

Are we being more specific?

February 27th, 2017 / By Jason Mark

One of the main drivers for moving to ICD-10 was increased coding specificity. When the switch took place, however, it was acknowledged that it might still take some time for […]

Data challenges for the Social ACO

February 24th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

A relatively recent construct in Value-Based Care programs is the merger of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with programs designed to address specific Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). One such […]

What are codes for anyway?

February 22nd, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

I don’t know about you guys, but around this time of year, when it seems like spring will never come again, ever, the restless imp in my head starts questioning […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]

HIMagine that: Guideline 19 revisited

February 6th, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Coding of supervision of high-risk pregnancy on inpatient records

January 30th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. A patient with history of a stillbirth was […]

Remembering Dr. Bob: “The father of ICD-10-PCS”

January 25th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

Dr. Robert Mullin passed away on Friday, January 20. A sad day for all of us. Dr. Bob was one of the clearest, toughest, most visionary thinkers it has ever […]