Coding Tip of the Month – July 2018

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Guideline I.A.15 “With”   The FY 2017 updates introduced a major change to Guideline I.A.15 “With” as depicted in bold print below: The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The classification…

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UASI in JAHIMA: “Documentation and Coding Practices for Risk Adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Categories”

UASI’s health information management (HIM) experts continue to set the pace in this fast-evolving field. Our vice president of HIM consulting services, Mary Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, co-authored a paper — published in the June 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA) — that explored the…

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