The Documentation Equation: Tell Me a Story

February 01, 2016

The Documentation Equation: Tell Me a StoryAn important part of inpatient medical coding training is not only learning how to apply codes, but also knowing when not to code diagnostic terms that are not supported in the documentation.

December 18, 2015

October 13, 2015

U.S. Adopts ICD-10 Medical Coding SystemOn October 1, 2015, the U.S. adopted the ICD-10 medical coding system, 25 years after the World Health Organization initially endorsed the revised system. The ICD-10 system, or the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, is a new set of medical codes designed to facilitate a better understanding of symptoms, ailments, and procedures to detect epidemics. Here is a quick rundown of what the switch to ICD-10 means for medical coders.

September 16, 2015

Traits Needed to Succeed in Medical Billing and CodingMedical billing and medical coding are flourishing fields in the healthcare industry. Every time a patient receives care whether it is a physician’s office, hospital or surgical center, the provider must produce documentation of the services rendered. Medical coders translate medical procedures and services into current procedural terminology (CPT) codes and are responsible for making sure they are accurately coded. Medical billers create claims to ensure the facility receives the highest reimbursement possible from insurance providers. By 2022, both medical coders and medical billers will have a 22% increase, according to theBureau of Labor Statistics(bls.gov). Although there are a multitude of bothon-site andonline training programs for both professions, it is important to assess what kind of traits this meticulous and detail-oriented field entails

February 05, 2015

Better Than Amazon!I was cleaning out my office and realized I have A LOT of new and used textbooks. So I'm having a sale!

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November 06, 2014

Broken-hearted Octopus Dies in a Trap

September 15, 2014

Broken-hearted Octopus Dies in a TrapBroken heart syndrome is a real condition first described by Japanese researchers in 1990. This syndrome goes by many names; stress-induced cardiomyopathy,transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, transient myocardial stunning and Takotsubo syndrome. So what about the Octopus?

It’s never too late…well, maybe.

April 04, 2014

It’s never too late…well, maybe.If you were planning on taking the CCS exam through AHIMA in the near future, you are too late. Due to a compromise in the security and integrity of the exam, it has been suspended. In the mean time…what to do?


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