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Overview

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. 

January 11, 2021

Highlights of the 2021 CPT Code Updates

There are a total of 329 CPT code changes for 2021, including 206 code additions, 54 code deletions, and 69 code revisions.

Read full article at Journal of AHIMA

January 4, 2021

Taking a “Moneyball” Approach to Revenue Cycle Management

Are managers using the right data to evaluate employee performance? Especially given how the nature of RCM is changing?

Read full article at Journal of AHIMA

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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