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Inpatient coding professionals review and assign ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes to inpatient hospital records. The assignment of codes is based on provider and clinician documentation. It is vital the codes assigned by the coding professional are accurate and reflect the condition(s) of the patient and the procedures performed during the hospital stay. This data is used for many purposes including reimbursement and quality and population health reporting.

Training and Resources

Whether you are new to the coding profession or an experienced coding professional who wants to demonstrate your coding proficiency, AHIMA provides education and training, certification (CCA® and CCS® credentials), and other valuable resources to support your lifelong learning and continued advancement.

October 12, 2020

Deciphering the FY 2021 ICD-10-PCS Coding Updates

This article will cover a few of the new and revised ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for FY 2021.

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October 12, 2020

Assessing FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Code Updates

The most notable change to the Guidelines for FY 2021 is the addition of the vaping and COVID-19 guidelines from interim guidance of April 1, to final guidance.

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White Paper

Are You Prepared for the 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes?

The American Medical Association is releasing a new set of Evaluation and Management coding guidelines which will be effective January 1, 2021. Download the fact sheet from Change Healthcare, which…

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September 28, 2020

Avoiding the OIG with Correct Coding

Health information management departments face evolving risks regarding compliance with new coding, billing, and documentation requirements related to the pandemic.

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