Health Information Management

Don't fall into avoidable V code traps

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 10, 2010

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V codes play an important role in painting an accurate picture of an admission and facilitating research and statistical tracking, but they pose challenges for inpatient coders, says Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, director of coding and classification at the American Hospital Association in Chicago.

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