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Save the dates: 2021 code system updates at-a-glance

In order to stay current, standardized code systems provide routine updates and adjustments. Some are annual, others occur multiple times a year, and then – as the pandemic aptly demonstrated – there is the need for off-cycle additions. It’s a lot to keep up with, but we’re here to help.

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Baby, it’s code outside

At IMO, we’re rounding out the year by laughing at some of the sillier codes we’ve come across in the ICD-10-CM manual. Sharing our favorite holiday-themed funny diagnoses and wishing everyone a happy holiday season.

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Highlights from the 2021 CPT® code set update

Hear from top coding professionals, June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, and Shelly Jude, RHIA, RHIT, HIT, as they highlight the most important things you need to know about this year’s changes so your team can continue to provide care as intended.

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Five things to know about the 2021 ICD-10-CM updates

It’s been quite a year for clinical terminology, with the need for new medical coding terms never seeming to stop. Whether clinicians are documenting complexities related to COVID-19 or describing electric scooter mishaps, the latest updates to ICD-10-CM are here to help. Below, we take a look at five interesting changes to the standardized coding system that went into effect on the first of October.

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The struggle to standardize clinical terminology in the UK

In the US, structured clinical terminology is integrated into most electronic health records. However, across the pond there is no standard clinical terminology that is widely being used for documentation. This means clinicians must often go directly to code sets such as ICD-10 or SNOMED®* to document clinical encounters. IMO’s Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Services, Steven Rube, MD, takes a look at the reasons for this difference in the capture of patient data from a clinical informatics perspective.

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A helping hand for health information exchanges

Since medical records are electronic, it’s easy to think that patient data is naturally compatible and easy to aggregate for analytic purposes. But, that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, many health information exchanges that collect this information struggle to maximize the insights they get from the records. That’s where normalization services can help.

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