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.
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.
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Medical Coding and Reimbursement Courses
Get the knowledge you need to build a successful health information career with our foundational courses—all online and self-paced. When you complete all 13 courses, you will earn the AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement Micro-credential. If you choose to continue your journey, you can apply academic transfer credits toward a certificate or undergraduate degree program through our alliance with Purdue University Global.
FY 2021 Code Updates
October 12, 2020
Deciphering the FY 2021 ICD-10-PCS Coding Updates
This article will cover a few of the new and revised ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for FY 2021.
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.
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…
September 28, 2020
Avoiding the OIG with Correct Coding
Health information management departments face evolving risks regarding compliance with new coding, billing, and documentation requirements related to the pandemic.