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.Some references are: Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, a CPT/ICD-9-CM Volume III crosswalk, a medical dictionary, ... The primary application of encoding software is to assign diagnosis and procedure codes to hospital inpatient and ambulatory anbsp;...

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


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