Coding for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

What are the ICD-10 coding guidelines related to superbug infections and medication resistance? Read more »

Take Charge of Remote ICD-10 Coding

For The Record
Amid anticipated growth in baby boomer patient volumes, ongoing adjustment to greater acuity in ICD-10 coding, and a focus on ambulatory coding under MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), the rush to secure top-notch coders is on—again. Read more »

How to outsource ICD-10 coding and get high quality

ICD10 Watch
As healthcare organizations prepared for ICD-10 implementation, they trained medical coders to work with the new code sets. Those coders who learned ICD-10 coding became more valuable and encouraged them to change jobs. Read more »

Outsourced coding post-ICD-10: New management techniques emerge

By Penny Bond, MBA, RHIA, Revenue Cycle Advisor
The implementation of ICD-10 in 2015 was considered an industrywide success. Coders were trained, HIM departments were prepared, and outsourced coding companies expanded their roles. As we enter the second year of ICD-10, what should HIM directors expect from their coding teams and outsourced vendor partnerships? Read more »

How hospitals code superbugs has big impact on bottom line

By Bethany McClelland and Christi Roberts, RHIA, CCA, Becker’s Hospital CFO
The nuances of coding bacterial infections related to antibiotic-resistant superbugs can have a significant impact on hospital revenue streams, according to ICD10monitor. Read more »

Discharge Summaries and Clinical Coding: Wait or Risk?

By Bethany McClelland and Christi Roberts, RHIA, CCAHFMA eNews
There are inherent risks to coding inpatient cases without discharge summaries. In this HFMA members-only article, Woodham coding experts provide two important reasons to wait instead of risk coding denials and RAC audits. Read more »

Coding the Superbugs: Keeping up with Change

By Bethany McClelland and Christi Roberts, RHIA, CCAICD Monitor
For coders and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, the nuances and changes regarding coding superbug infections remain as dynamic as the pathogens themselves. Read more »