Health Information Management

To double code or dual code?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 8, 2015

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to HIM-HIPAA Insider!

Are you currently dual coding to prepare for ICD-10 implementation? Or are you double coding? Do you know the difference?
When you dual code, you assign both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 codes to the same record at the same time. You don’t use crosswalks or general equivalence mapping, says Kathy DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer.
Kathy is a manager of HIM consulting services with UASI in Cincinnati and discussed the differences between dual coding and double coding during a June 1 webcast, “Dual Coding/CDI: Practical Steps to Advance your Facility’s ICD-10-CM/PCS Readiness.”
Double coding, on the other hand, involves coding the record twice for two different classifications or natively coding the record for ICD-10 after it has already been coded for ICD-9.
Want to know more? You can order an on-demand version of the webcast and listen at your leisure. You can also share the program with others at your facility. The June 1 program was the first in our summer Lunch and Learn ICD-10 series. We’re covering inpatient coding, outpatient coding, and clinical documentation improvement for ICD-10. Sign up for one, all, or any number in between today!
Can’t make it live? No problem. You’ll also get an on-demand version of the webcast to listen to later or share with your group.

This article originally appeared on
HCPro’s ICD-10 Trainer blog.

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to HIM-HIPAA Insider!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular