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Tag: coding

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Breathing air into ARDS: Understanding a common manifestation of COVID-19

March 10, 2021 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Since the start of the pandemic, health care professionals have focused on understanding acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a manifestation of COVID-19. Although ARDS was first clinically recognized in […]

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Article: News bringing coding compliance into the digital age prevents denials

Hospitals have relied on a relatively manual process and retrospective audits for coding compliance, but new technology is streamlining the process, allowing providers to get ahead of denials.

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Looking back at 2018: A coding analyst’s perspective

December 27, 2018 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

Where did the year go? December is almost over, and January is around the corner. It seems like we just welcomed in 2018. It was while doing a recap of […]

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Is there value in being credentialed?

August 31, 2018 / By Kimberly Crear, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow

Many people begin working in the healthcare industry before realizing the importance of obtaining a credential. Others opt to go through education/career programs and become credentialed prior to seeking employment. Individual […]

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HCC coding: What’s the big deal?

June 18, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). At the last local AAPC chapter meeting I attended, we had a guest speaker who discussed HCCs in […]

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Abbreviations…The coder’s telephone game

May 18, 2018 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

We live in a communication age that embraces abbreviations and acronyms as a natural secondary language. Our emotions and reactions are reflected in “LOLs” and emojis on a regular basis. […]

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Caution ahead: Coding of right heart caths (RHC) with a biopsy

May 2, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

At AAPC’s annual Healthcon conference in Orlando, Florida, Dr. David Zielske (also known as Dr. Z) had a session on Interventional Radiology, Cardiology and Vascular Surgery coding. As you can […]

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Unspecified codes: Looking for patterns in denials

April 27, 2018 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

During the first 12 months of ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was lenient with ICD-10 coding specificity to allow providers to become accustomed to the new […]

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A final HIMagine That: Looking back…and ahead

January 15, 2018 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, do you remember when we started our blog back in 2012? Didn’t the idea present itself at a conference we were attending? Sue: Yes, it did! We were […]

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A coder’s resolution in the New Year

January 12, 2018 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

The ball dropped, we tossed out our old calendars, and many of us made the traditional promises to ourselves in the New Year. Whether it’s trimming off those few extra […]

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Webinar: Changes to the IPPS code set drive quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.

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Optimizing CAC outcomes: What are you training for?

November 6, 2017 / By Jason Mark

Our team’s last post introduced a metric we call “Coder Variability.” As a quick recap, it is an attempt to measure how much variation there is among coders at a facility. […]