ICD, CPT and more: A coding primer for medical residents
Codes complete the patient medical record. Some basic knowledge and simple steps will give resident physicians confidence in doing their part.
Patient Support & Advocacy
How to improve screening for social determinants of health
Most doctors and hospitals aren’t yet screening patients on issues such as housing or transportation needs. Learn more from the AMA on how to change that.
New ICD-10 codes will help physicians tackle social barriers to care
A new collaboration between the AMA and UnitedHealthcare will work to address the social and environmental factors that affect patients’ health by standardizing data collection on their social determinants of health (SDOH) to help address individu
UNH and the AMA collaborate to address access to better health
UNH and AMA support data use for social determinants of health to improve social services referrals and build efforts to help the underserved get health care.
Read details about the transition to ICD-10 and AMA efforts to mitigate disruptions in claims processing.
Medicare penalty relief follows quality reporting mix-up
The AMA brings to light a coding-update glitch that could have led to unfairly applied penalties.