Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

  • 1.  Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 07-02-2018 10:12
    ​Good Morning !!  I have recently started coding at an acute Behavioral Health Hospital and I'm having trouble finding forums, tips, guidelines for coding in this particular setting. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you


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    Cheryl Waugh
    Health Information Specialist/Coder
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  • 2.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 07-03-2018 08:51
    All I can say is GOOD LUCK!  I have been struggling with the same thing for the past eight years with no success.  I can't even get a response to my questions on this forum.  I work for a state inpatient behavioral health hospital and I can barely get coders at other sister hospitals in my own state to share information.  I don't understand what the big secret is.  It's as if behavioral health is the "red-headed stepchild" of the medical community.  Even ICD-10 only mentions pain disorders and substance use in the chapter 5 guidelines - before ICD-10 there were no guidelines at all, so I guess that's an improvement.  If you find anything I would be forever grateful if you would share with me!  I will keep you in mind if I ever run across anything reliable.

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    Linda Parks
    Clinical Documentation Specialist
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  • 3.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 07-05-2018 10:12
    ​Hello,
    I also work for a state inpatient behavioral health hospital (Ohio).  It is difficult finding support.  Maybe we can support each other?

    Another area I'm finding difficulty with is EHR retention rules or regulations.  It's like this area has not been fully explored yet?

    Thanks,
    Teri

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    Teri Smith
    Health Information Administrator
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  • 4.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 09-29-2018 10:40
    I'm open to a small group of us meeting or an email thread with questions. Please let me know and I can set it up using our personal email address.



    Best regards,
    Samantha Salgado
    AHIMA Engage Community Facilitator
    AHIMA Coding Task Force

    Mobile: 720-690-2276






  • 5.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 10-01-2018 11:08
    ​Hi Samantha,

    I really like this idea!  I think we should do it.  :)

    Teri

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    Teri Smith
    Health Information Administrator
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  • 6.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 10-01-2018 11:45
    Send me your email address, and I will start an email thread.




    Best regards,
    Samantha Salgado
    AHIMA Engage Community Facilitator
    AHIMA Coding Task Force

    Mobile: 720-690-2276






  • 7.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 10-02-2018 11:55
    ​I would like to be part of this discussion as well. smsullivan@cphospital.org

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    Shannon
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  • 8.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 10-02-2018 17:22
    Terimarieg@hotmail.com

    Please add me as well

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    Theresa Guerra, RHIT
    HIM Coder
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  • 9.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 10-02-2018 20:23
    Add me to the mailing list as well I work in a state mental health acute care hospital





  • 10.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hello,

    I forgot to comment back earlier when I saw this. Please add me to the e-mail thread! mparnt@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    Megan Del Rio
    His Discharge Coder
    mparnt@gmail.com
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  • 11.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 19 days ago
    ​Please add me to the thread as well. thank you

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    Ellen Markowitz
    Director of HIM
    Four Winds Hospital
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  • 12.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 19 days ago
    ​My email is emarkowitz@fourwindshospital.com

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    Ellen Markowitz
    Director of Medical Records
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  • 13.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 18 days ago
    ​Please add me to the email group, as well: michelle.hustafa@pinerest.org

    Thanks!

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    Michelle Hustafa
    Him Manager
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  • 14.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 18 days ago
    Please add me to this group also.
    susackman@aol.com

    Thanks!




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    Susan Ackerman
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  • 15.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 17 days ago
    Please add me to this e-mail thread as well JNorton@uphams.org

    Thanks!!

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    Janet Norton
    Clinical Documentation Specialist, Coder and Train
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  • 16.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 11 days ago
    I would like to join the discussion. My email address is wendy4925@gmail.com

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    Wendy Johnson
    Medical Coder
    Chicot Memorial Hospital
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  • 17.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 17 days ago
    ​Please add me. fzhao7@jhmi.edu

    Thanks

    Feng Zhao, RHIT. CCS

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    Feng Zhao
    Coder
    Sibley Memorial Hospital
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  • 18.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 11 days ago
    ​Would love to join in on this too.
    deannarheinrich@outlook.com

    Thx!

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    Deanna Heinrich
    Director of Him/Privacy Officer
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  • 19.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 18 days ago
    ​Please add me as well. We are opening an inpatient geriatric psych unit early next year.  goodenough@wmh.org
    Thanks.

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    Stacey Goodenough
    Manager of Medical Records / Privacy Officer
    Wayne Memorial Hospital
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  • 20.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 14 days ago
    Please add me as well. Thank you.

    rbmarrs86@comcast.net

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    Barbara Razzano, MS, RHIA, CCS
    Director of HIM/CDI/Case Mgmnt
    Ellwood City Medical Center
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  • 21.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 13 days ago
    ​Good Morning,

    I coded Behavioral Health for 4 years in the outpatient setting.  I may be able to assist you.  What is your question?

    Respectfully,

    Sonja

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    Sonja Wesley
    Coder
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  • 22.  RE: Behavioral Health in Acute Hospital setting

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello. I am an audtior and specialize in psych. my email is heather@thinkFCCG.com. I would love to join the thread.I am also open to answer those questions I am able to answer.

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    Heather Greene

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