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ICD-10-PCS stocktaking discussion at the September C&M meeting

By Rhonda Butler

Classification systems like ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are all about trade-offs—balancing the ongoing need for new levels of detail with the…

Journal Article

Evolution of the International Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (IR-DRGs) from Version 1.0 to Version 3.2

Published by AHIMA World Congress, September 2017,  by Marc Berlinguet, MD; Sue Boucher; and JulieAnne Perry. The IR DRGs…

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The ICD-10 saga—Lost years and hard lessons

By Richard Averill, MS

The August issue of the Journal of AHIMA features an article by Sue Bowman that chronicles the dire predictions of…

3M Commentary

Moving from “old thinking” comparisons of claims-based vs. chart-based methods for quality improvement

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

A recent article in the journal Medical Care examines the validity of AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and CMS Hospital-acquired…

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Leveling the playing field through site-neutral payment

By Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

Our recent article, “Implementing a Site-Neutral PPS,” published in the HFMA journal, highlights the potential for a reform…

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ICD-10: The road ahead

By Richard Averill, MS

After decades of development, endless regulatory hurdles and multiple delays, the implementation date for ICD-10 has arrived. If ICD-10 had…

Journal Article

Survey of ICD-10 implementation costs in small physician offices

With Richard Averill, MS

Published in the Journal of AHIMA by Karen Blanchette, MBA, Richard Averill, MS, and Susan Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS The…