by Susan H. Fenton, PhD, MBA, RHIA; and Larry D. Gamm, PhD Abstract This study determines the relative effect of financial incentives, practice characteristics, and regulatory guidelines on the utilization of documentation and coding technology among physician practices employing HIM professionals. A total of 442 HIM professionals, 9.78 percent of the surveyed population, completed a […]
Computer-assisted Coding Software Standards Workshop
AHIMA and its Foundation for Research and Education (FORE) convened the Computer-Assisted Coding Software Standards Workshop in Arlington, VA, on September 6-8, 2006.
by Jean Stoner, CPC, RC; Michael Nossal, MA; Philip Resnik,PhD; Andrew Kapit; and Richard Toren Abstract In a typical model for computer-assisted coding, the system automatically identifies codes, which are then improved by a human review coder in order to more closely approach the codes that would be assigned to the note by an idealized […]
by Daniel T. Heinze, PhD; Peter Feller, MS; Jerry McCorkle, BA; and Mark Morsch, MS Abstract The volume of documents being processed by computer-assisted coding (CAC) has raised the bar regarding the need for audit methods suitable for production control and quality assurance. In this high-volume production environment, it becomes vitally important to adapt and […]
by Mark Morsch, MS; Carol Stoyla, BS, CLA; Ronald Sheffer, Jr., MA; and Brian Potter, PhD Abstract The development of production-quality natural language processing (NLP)-based computer-assisted coding (CAC) applications requires a process-driven approach to software development and quality assurance. This should include a well-defined software engineering process, with the specific phases and milestones typically consisting […]