Coding and Data Quality (CDQ) Resources

The CHIA Journal articles provided by the CHIA Coding Data Quality (CDQ) Committee are available online to access by any health information professional. These articles address coding classification official guidelines, medical record documentation topics, payer guidelines and data reporting. These resources can be used as a means to more fully understand and improve the quality of medical coding, clinical documentation, and to help educate staff and other health care colleagues on these issues.

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    CHIA accepts original, unpublished articles about current issues and best practices in health information management. CHIA encourages members and other individuals to submit articles for publication in the CHIA Journal. See CHIA Publication Guidelines for details, and email articles or questions to

Featured Coding Articles

Keeping Current with Coding Changes - March/April 2021
COVID-19 Coding Updates - January/February 2021
Respiratory Failure and COVID-19 - November/December 2020
Taming the Cytokine Storm During COVID-19 - November/December 2020
Highlights from the 2021 ICD-10-CM/PCS Code Updates - November/December 2020
The Future of Evaluation and Management Coding - September/October 2020
ICD-11 Ready for Use January 1, 2022 - July/August 2020
Are You Coding with Blinders On? - July/August 2020
Coding for COVID-19 - May/June 2020
Coding for Postpartum Coagulopathies - March/April 2020
2020 CPT Updates - January/February 2020
Insights on the FY 2020 ICD-10 Updates - November/December 2019
Home IV Therapy Discharge Disposition - November/December 2019
Coding for Postprocedural Pneumothorax - September/October 2019
Patient Driven Payment Model in Long Term Care Facilities - July/August 2019
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Substance Use Coding - May/June 2019
Clinical Coding Accuracy in ICD-10-CM - March/April 2019
Official Coding Guideline Changes for FY 2019 - January/February 2019
Sepsis Progression - January/February 2019
OSHPD Upcoming Changes - November/December 2018
Coding Compliance Program - September/October 2018
Scope Assisted Procedures - July/August 2018
Physician-Assisted Suicide - May/June 2018
Surgery Section-Cardiovascular System - March/April 2018
Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders - January/February 2018

Coding Classification Authorities

Specific organizations are recognized as the national authorities on coding classifications and advice. Classification changes and associated guideline development are the responsibility of the various medical code set maintenance organizations. Therefore, neither AHIMA nor CHIA may issue coding guidelines independently.