Effective Management of Coding Services

Effective Management of Coding Services

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This is a resource for coding managers across the continuum of health care settings, with a special emphasis on acute-care and hospital-based ambulatory settings. Addresses the scope and organization of clinical coding data, including standards for electronic record systems, coding practice issues, recruitment and retention of coding staff, chargemaster, management, quality control issues, compliance reporting issues, and financial issues. Contains numerous examples and case studies to illustrate issues and demonstrate how coding decisions affect other areas in the health care organization.Subsequently, reports are run for individual physicians, physicians by service, or even by physicians grouped by medical service department. ... are more likely to be admitted through the emergency department than by a general medicine or family practice physician. In such a ... ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes Data Fields The ICD-9-CM principal diagnosis code is critical in the process of generating reports.

Title:Effective Management of Coding Services
Author: Lou Ann Schraffenberger
Publisher:Amer Health Information Management - 2002-01

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