By all accounts, this is a great time get started as a medical coder. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for medical coders will grow by 15 percent between 2014 and 2024, and require an additional 29,000 new professionals in order to fill all the open positions.
Category: Medical Coding
Standardizing Audit Feedback to Enhance the Outpatient Educational Process Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS MedPartners Education and Compliance Manager There is no doubt the auditing process is a valuable endeavor that helps drive correct coding, optimize reimbursement and satisfy coding compliance efforts.
Developing Outpatient Coding Education Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS HIM Education and Compliance Manager When developing education for HIM coders it is essential to look at the opportunity to including clinical, technical and regulatory guidance.
Assigning codes for HIV / AIDS Assigning HIV/AIDS codes is a sensitive matter and can potentially have great impact on the patient’s life.
A taste of the 2019 ICD-10-PCS Changes Coming soon to a code book near you! The 2019 ICD-10-CM and PCS updates take effect on October 1, 2018! The year has sped by and now it is time be sure you are prepared for the 2019 ICD-10 code updates! PCS has 392 NEW codes however there …
The Anatomy of AHRQ Quality Indicators While there are various quality indicators at work in healthcare today, likely the most well-known are the quality indicators from AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
ICD-O3 Summary of Changes in 2018 By Jennifer Rohleder BS CTR SME for Oncology Data Management and Education The 2018 ICD‐O‐3 Update Guidelines includes comprehensive tables listing all changes to ICD‐O‐3 effective for cases diagnosed 1/1/2018 forward.
AJCC Staging 8th Edition Highlights By Jennifer Rohleder BS CTR SME for Oncology Data Management and Education Several primary sites that have under gone significant changes with the implementation of the 8th Edition of AJCC Staging manual.
Fusion 101 Cheat Sheet By Wahiyda Harding MSA, RHIA, CCS Education and Training Mentor MedPartners | MPU Division Spinal fusion can be challenging for HIM and CDI alike.