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  • Inpatient Vs Outpatient Coding

    Why are there different guidelines for inpatient versus outpatient coding? Hospitals have two patient types; outpatients and inpatients. There are different guidelines for each because of the difference in the types of services patients may receive. Inpatients are admitted to a hospital for treatment, while outpatients are seen without being admitted to the hospital. Coding for outpatients can include such services as laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, emergency room, same-day…

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  • Effective Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

    denials and much more. But as many benefits as RCM offers, there are equal, if not more, challenges that it faces. Here are some of the biggest RCM challenges the healthcare industry has faced in 2015: ICD-10 Implementation Although health systems and providers have been given numerous extensions to the ICD-10 launch date, time is up, and the transition will inevitably happen this October 1st. Will providers be ready? Will payers be ready? Depending on who you ask, the delays to launch…

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  • Hahn Nosology Analysis

    This type of medicine or nosology is based on medical knowledge and research. Hahn (1995:17) describes this type of medicine as “rational and systematic”, with a complex coding system known as the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-9 (World Health Organization 1978). This system has codes designated for most medical conditions, illnesses, and symptoms from depression to HIV. These codes are used to categorize different medical diagnosis, pair them with different medical treatments…

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  • AHIMA: A Case Study

    Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is to ensure that clinical documents reflect the scope of services provided to a patient. Clinical documentation is the core to of every patient encounter. Health information management (HIM) professionals are recognizing the need for detailed clinical data for diagnostic and procedural coding, research, and patient safety. Facilities are improving clinical documentation by implementing programs. According to AHIMA (2015) these programs were developed to…

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  • What Does It Mean To Be A Citizen Essay

    revision (ICD-10). The ICD is the information standard for mortality and morbidity statistics for global health (ICD, n.d). Global health issues are a unifying factor, because we are all human and disease can influence anyone’s life. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that a global health priority the air one breathes, the food one consumes, and the water one drinks (n.d). The WHO has 194 participating countries, more than 100 of these countries utilize the ICD (ICD, n.d). The ICD…

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  • Health Information Professional Analysis

    Health information professionals play a key role in any healthcare organization. Their extensive knowledge of clinical procedures, information technology, and electronic health records (EHRs); give them a variety of career opportunities. Sarah Austin, RHIT, CCS is one of many Health Information Management (HIM) professionals currently practicing in Arkansas. She is a graduate of DeVry University, where she excelled in her pursuit for an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information/Medical…

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  • Vignette Hector Case Study

    Delirium is coded by the DSM-5 as ICD-10-CM-F05. Individuals with delirium may present symptoms that suggest delusional disorder. However in delirium, individuals experience a fluctuating level of consciousness, altered sleep/wake cycle, hallucinations and impaired cognition are features of delirium that are absent in delusional disorder (Hilty and Bourgeois, 2016). Schizophrenia is coded by the DSM-5 as ICD-10-CM- F20, is distinguished from delusional disorder by the absences…

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  • The CMS 1500: Health Care Advantage

    Medicare Tricare if applicable to patient. Line 2, 3, and 5 should have a patients demographics such as name, age, race, gender and address, while line 4, 6, 9, 11 a, c, d should have insured patient’s insurance information like group number while line 10 should have a patient’s employment status while line 12 and 13 is a patient’s authorization which is their signature. The bottom portion of the CMS 1500 02/12 claims form is the clinical portion. Block 21 is the diagnostic codes for a…

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  • Hospital Cost Method

    2015, the WIES values for both public and private hospitals have increased approximately by 2 to 4 percent annually. DRG codes are based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Classification of Disease 10th revision (ICD – 10) for diagnosis and ICD – 9CM for procedures. According to Victorian DRG published information, the procedure of epilepsy surgery falls under the surgical DRG code for cranial procedures with either minor, intermediate or major complexity. Assigned DRG will…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders Case Study

    For the purpose of discussing the identification and categorisation of mental illness, this essay will focus on the chapter of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRDs) from the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). An emphasis will be placed on hoarding disorder (HD), a newly recognised disorder characterised by the compulsive acquisition of objects, with persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, and significant associated…

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