One of the greatest benefits of starting a medical coding career is the ease and accessibility in getting the proper education.
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The coding of complications should be based on the documentation in the medical record, the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR), or both.
In ICD-10-CM sleep disorders are coded to two different chapters of the codebook depending on the cause.
Through clinical education programs, you’ll give your HIM employees the skills to identify clinical indicators for the purposes of more accurate medical record documentation.
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.
How to Validate a Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure The Power of the P/F Ratio One of the most important pieces of clinical evidence that assists in validating a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure is the P/F ratio.
Assigning codes for HIV / AIDS Assigning HIV/AIDS codes is a sensitive matter and can potentially have great impact on the patient’s life.
By Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS As an auditor and educator I’ve never been content to simply review coded data to determine what is incorrect and request correction.
Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS Amino is a company focused on healthcare that fits your budget. They recently looked at medical billing records nationwide and noted that nearly 1 out of 6 patients in their database were diagnosed with a physical injury.