Later in the decade, coding
theorists realized that a long-forgotten method called low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding
could edge even closer to the limit.
AHIMA's Bowman said the push is coming from the bottom up within health-care communities working with "outdated and obsolete coding
for turbinates, only one code per side can be used.
Other uses for bar coding
include accumulating the costs by job of numerous small parts used in repair orders, tracking clients for time and billing purposes and collecting work-in-process information on a factory floor.
DNA bar coding
could also benefit farmers who need to identify nonnative species invading their fields, doctors trying to find the correct antivenin for snakebite victims, or schoolchildren curious about a flower they picked on a field trip.
A taxonomy of common coding
problems would include:
I think it's really going to change coding
theory," Sloane remarks.
For approximately a decade, component coding
has been under attack by AMA's expert panel on the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (also known as the RUC) because component coding
can inflate procedural valuation, which in turn slows or threatens other applications which have been submitted for new codes for new services.
Developers of these technologies plan extensive promotion of the new scanning and coding
devices, citing increased demand from manufacturers for ways to pinpoint where and when parts were produced.
procedure for a spine specialist is to provide the billing staff with surgical notes following a spine procedure for coding
and claims filing.
We've taken an already valuable ICD9 coding
tool for home health agencies, and beefed it up significantly for 2007 with 20% more coding
tips, 20% more coding
scenarios, and a host of new references, including the ICD9 codes that prove medical necessity for therapy in the home," said Tonya Nevin, Group Publisher, DecisionHealth Home Care Division.
Home health coding
examples for every ICD-9 category.