H.I.M. On 10 Coding Experts Sharing ICD-10 Insights

Sixty Days and Five Key Takeaways

85th AHIMA Convention Opens Windows for HIM Sixty days ago, the 85th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit convened in Atlanta, Georgia. Much was discussed, shared and predicted for the year ahead. And as one might suspect, the biggest topic of discussion was ICD-10. Most organizations already have a staffing strategy...
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Ready for another Seismic Shift in HIM?

Thirty years ago, HIM professionals leveled up from basements to boardrooms. The introduction of DRGs in 1984 created a seismic shift in our profession. Clinical codes, formerly used for statistical purposes, became the cornerstone for healthcare reimbursement and revenue cycle integrity. Today, the move to ICD-10 offers HIM professionals another...
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Ratcheting Up Resources for ICD-10: Three New Mindsets to Consider

Up until 2012, the use of offshore clinical coding was relegated to physician practices, diagnostic testing and some emergency department cases. Areas such as New Delhi, Bangalor and Andrha Pradesh were the hotbeds of coding activity. From this early experience with ambulatory records, we learned many valuable lessons. HIM Directors...
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HIMSS and ICD-10: Healthcare Gets Testy

ICD-10 is not just about coding. It’s about clinical documentation and end-to-end system testing. With only a few sessions focused exclusively on coding, the message at the recent HIMSS ICD-10 Forum was clear. Start dual-coding and end-to-end testing today! Even the message from Farad Mostashari, MD, ScM, the U.S. Department...
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March Tip Sheet – 4 ICD-10 Tasks to Start Next Week

  Over 30,000 healthcare professionals attended HIMSS13—including a few hundred HIM professionals. A full-day symposium, an ICD-10 Learning Center and 20 educational sessions all sent the same message:  the ICD-10 race is on!  Here are four tasks for HIM Directors to start next week: 1. Assess coders and clinical documentation Assessing coder...
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