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Outpatient/physician coding professionals review and assign ICD-10-CM and CPT®/HCPCS codes to outpatient hospital and physician office records. The assignment of codes is based upon provider and clinician documentation. It is vital the codes assigned by the coding professional are accurate and reflect the condition(s) of the patient and the procedures performed during the encounter. This data is used for many purposes including reimbursement, and quality and population health reporting.

Training and Resources

Whether you are new to the coding profession or an experienced coding professional who wants to demonstrate your mastery of coding proficiency, AHIMA provides education and training, certification (CCA® and CCS-P® credentials), and other valuable resources to support your lifelong learning and continued advancement. 

November 13, 2020

Evaluation and Management in 2021: What every HIM Professional Needs to Know (Part 1)

Since the most commonly reported professional services are Evaluation and Management codes, it seems fitting and timely that the rules for compliance with the documentation of these services should be reevaluated and revised to improve quality of care to patients and to reduce administrative burden.

Read full article at Journal of AHIMA

October 12, 2020

Assessing FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Code Updates

The most notable change to the Guidelines for FY 2021 is the addition of the vaping and COVID-19 guidelines from interim guidance of April 1, to final guidance.

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White Paper

Are You Prepared for the 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes?

The American Medical Association is releasing a new set of Evaluation and Management coding guidelines which will be effective January 1, 2021. Download the fact sheet from Change Healthcare, which…

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