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How to become a medical coder

March 23, 2022 / By Robert Franco, CCS

For many coders trying to get into the health information management (HIM) industry, landing that first position can be difficult. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal […]

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Coding for COVID-19: Updated advice not included in the official coding guidelines

June 1, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

With the beginning of a new month, I can’t help but reflect on some of the remarkable events that have occurred in the last several weeks related to ICD-10-CM. Coding […]

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Clinical validity…It’s not going away anytime soon

Sept. 5, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

It has been two years since AHIMA updated the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting with a statement about clinical validity. You would think with lessons learned plus time and […]

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The March C&M meeting: A view from the other coast

March 23, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

Like most of you who participated in the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee held last week at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, I watched the live webcast on YouTube. I also […]

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Audits look at more than correct E/M coding

Nov. 4, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Rebecca:  Hi Andee, it was great seeing you at […]

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HIMagine That! ICD-10 fallout?

Oct. 26, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Hey, Sue! We haven’t talked since AHIMA. Did you get back in time for ICD-10 go-live? Sue: Yes, I was in my office, bright and early on October 1. […]

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HIMagine That! Collaborating on ICD-10 Documentation

Aug. 19, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna and Sue are joined this month by fellow 3M HIS blogger Jill Devrick. Donna: Hi Sue. How was the AHIMA-AHDI summit? Didn’t you give a presentation? Sue: The summit […]

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Documentation Quality: Time to Line up the Ducks

May 20, 2015 / By Jill Devrick

The Joint Commission’s (TJC) current “Quick Safety” article, intended to advise healthcare organizations about safety and quality issues, is about the potential risks when technology and human workflow practices do […]