The American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, and the American College of Medical Coding Specialists, Laguna Beach, Calif., will host a two-day session on clinical coding at AHIMA's annual convention in October in Salt Lake City. It will be the two organizations' first-ever joint session.
Two tech groups to host coding info session
Billed as a "clinical coding meeting," to run Oct. 1 and 2, sessions will cover "best practices for coding, documentation improvement and revenue-cycle management; how to overcome key challenges related to coding, quality and reimbursement; and implementing cutting-edge technology with advancements in computer-assisted coding." The session is meant to help prepare attendees for the scheduled Oct. 1, 2013, conversion to the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision family of clinical and procedural codes.
"The scope and complexity of the ICD-10 transition are significant and will have a pervasive impact throughout the entire healthcare industry," said Sue Bowman, AHIMA director of coding policy and compliance, in an e-mailed news release. Bowman said the meeting "will engage participants with coding tracks related to inpatient, outpatient and physician-based coding as well as computer-assisted coding and will help prepare professionals in each of these settings to successfully transition to ICD-10."
The 83rd AHIMA convention runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 6.
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