- The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced it will offer AHIMA Code-Check beginning Oct. 12.
- The service will answer coding questions from members and non-members within one business day, according to a prepared statement from AHIMA.
- The service, designed with physicians, coders and coding managers in mind, is part of AHIMA's CheckPoint Services.
Oct. 1, 2015. To the non-healthcare business-minded professional, it’ll just be another Thursday. It could just be another day in the healthcare setting; or oceans could boil as providers begin to use ICD-10 coding sets for the first time. Maybe it’ll be somewhere in between.
To help remedy the disruption, AHIMA will begin offering a code checking service, AHIMA Code-Check, beginning Oct. 12.
In AHIMA’s statement, toted features include:
- Interpretation and guidance on pathways for code assignment;
- Nomenclature and terminology relationships;
- Guidelines for when to query for necessary documentation; and
- Identification of patient care variables that affect CPT and HCPCS codes.
In addition, beginning in 2016, AHIMA will develop annual white papers with analysis and answers to some of the most commonly asked and challenging questions posed to AHIMA. They will be featured on AHIMA’s website.