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‘Codeman’ seeks to improve documentation and coding

Feb. 22, 2018—Codeman, a superhero well known in the 1970s, has come out of retirement and accepted an important position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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VUMC completes transition to new ICD-10 system

Oct. 1, 2015—After months transitioning clinics across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and training clinicians and staff, the move to the new medical coding and reporting system is complete.

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Move to new ICD-10 medical coding system progressing

Jul. 9, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center project managers has been working in recent months to train staff and transition clinics to a new medical coding and reporting system set to go into effect later this year.

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Effort to enhance documentation, coding gains focus

May. 21, 2015—Documentation in the health care world is the fundamental communication method for clinicians in regard to their patients’ care.

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Medical coding system upgrade nearing rollout

Mar. 5, 2015—To get a sense of how big a change it will be when a new medical coding and reporting system goes into effect later this year, consider this: The current system contains more than 14,000 codes for unique medical diagnoses. The new one has more than 68,000.

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