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February 10, 2016  4:06 PM

New ICD-10 code for Zika

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, CDC, ICD-10

The American Health Information Management Association now has an ICD-10 code for the birth defect-causing Zika virus: A92.8. On Feb. 5, as 11 states had reported travel-associated cases of the Zika virus,

October 1, 2015  8:19 PM

ICD-10 conquers AHIMA

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, health information management, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

Don’t take this the wrong way.

The 2015 AHIMA Convention & Exhibition, held earlier this week in sultry New Orleans, was a productive conference. 

A few...


September 24, 2015  3:06 PM

AHIMA conference attendees stand at brink of ICD-10 transition

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, IBM Watson, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 readiness

It seems almost uncanny how the health IT conference most associated with ICD-10 and all things medical coding is being held this year literally on the eve of the historic


July 14, 2015  12:12 PM

Health information management professionals foresee less coding in their futures

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, clinical coding, Coding and documentation, health information management, ICD-10

Health information management professionals believe proficiency in big data analysis, informatics and data mining will be more important for workers in their positions in the future than they are now. However, members of the same group -- composed of 3,370 respondents to an AHIMA study -- predict...


June 11, 2015  7:28 AM

ICD-10 codes elicit humor

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, AMA, ICD-10, Meaningful use

“Struck by Orca” is by no means the most obscure or unintentionally humorous entry in the voluminous catalog of new ICD-10 codes for medical conditions. But it is, indeed, the memorable Twitter handle of the publisher of an


October 2, 2014  4:17 PM

AHIMA formalizes health information governance principles

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, Data governance, Information governance

The age of information governance (IG) is upon us. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has jumped out ahead of this emerging reality with a set of eight “foundational principles” for health information governance based on best practices developed across all...


July 2, 2014  10:10 AM

Healthcare organizations use delay to further test ICD-10 readiness

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, eHealth Initiative, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The delay of federal ICD-10 implementation gave providers another year, at a minimum, during which they could perform testing to measure their ICD-10 readiness. Fewer than half of


May 2, 2014  12:07 PM

Looks like ICD-10 delay will be until Oct. 1, 2015

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The final date for the U.S. healthcare system switching over to ICD-10 looks to be Oct. 1, 2015, if CMS's signaling it will write that into an interim final rule proposal this week. The...


October 3, 2012  10:32 AM

The paradox of politics and coding health care procedures

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, CMS, EHR, hhs, upcoding

CHICAGO – A few weeks ago, a New York Times piece raised concerns about how EHR systems can be used to game payer reimbursements through "upcoding" health care procedures, or exaggerating the amount of care a patient receives. Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen...


September 26, 2012  1:13 PM

AHIMA 2012 convention suddenly looks a lot more interesting

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, icd, ICD-10

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2012 convention, coming up next week in Chicago, suddenly became a much more interesting place – from a reporter's view at least – after last weekend's


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