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Dear Colleague, Please join me in recognizing the outstanding work done every day by dedicated and compassionate Health Information Professionals (HIPs). We here at ICD10monitor, and Talk Ten Tuesdays extend our sincere appreciation to those healthcare workers who toil endlessly at their stations – either on the floor, bedside, or…
Health Information Professional (HIP) Week is here, and we celebrate the tireless contributions they make in the lives of patients and providers alike, especially now during the coronavirus era— a time when, unlike any before, the focus on data is intense. And thanks to the training and education provided by…
Chronic or acute: questions persist in the new guidelines. You know, we have been using the new evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines for 96 days now, and if they had the ease and efficiency, we were told they had, I don’t think we would still be stumbling over the questions…
Reflections on ICD-11.    I would like to share some thoughts on ICD-11, for your consideration. First, ICD-11 is fully electronic; there will be no books. It has 17,000 diagnostic categories, and more than 100,000 medical diagnostic terms. The index-based search algorithm interprets more than 1.6 million terms. The World Health…
Current issue includes most frequently asked questions about coding COVID-19. The American Hospital Association (AHA) central office is the official United States clearinghouse on medical coding for the proper use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS systems and Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers – and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians,…
Proposed rules offer insight into the Administration’s priorities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its first proposed payment rules under the Biden Administration. While these rules are required to update Medicare payment rates for different provider types, they also give us insights into the new Administration’s…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               For more information, please contact: Mike Bittner Media and Communications Manager 312-233-1087 Health Information Professionals Week Set for April 18-24, 2021 The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 32nd annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week,…
HIP Week is April 18 Through April 24. Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week will be recognized April 18 through April 24 according to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).   It has been established that the third week in April will be HIP Week.   The theme of this year’s HIP…