AHIMA Goes to Capitol Hill

By Lesley Kadlec, MA, RHIA, CHDA for For the Record HIM professionals from across the country recently brought their many years of skills and expertise to Capitol Hill during AHIMA’s 2019 Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The Advocacy Summit is an opportunity for AHIMA members to advocate for the interests of HIM professionals. The summit…

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ICD-11 contains nearly 4x as many codes as ICD-10: Here’s what WHO has to say

By Angie Stewart for Becker’s ASC Review The World Health Organization’s fully-electronic 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases contains 55,000 codes, compared to the 14,400 in ICD-10, Medscape reports. Thirty-one countries played a role in field testing ICD-11. Here are five takeaways and quotes from WHO’s press briefing announcing the launch: 1. ICD-11…

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