The Administrator can activate this option if you have an available AHA Coding Clinics for HCPCS Add-on subscription.
Edit User Subscriptions:
If it is not purchased the check box is grayed out and not accessible.
If available please select AHA Coding Clinics for HCPCS check box.
When completed the image will show in the Assigned Add-ons column.
Accessing the AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS is done by way of the Add-ons drop down located on the menu bar.
Please Note: If you subscribe to Historical Application Content (HAC) and it is not set to "Current" then this feature is hidden from the menu. Or in other words, this feature is only available if HAC is set to the current quarter.
To find specific articles, enter the desired search criteria as follows:
Select one of the two available radio buttons. 1) Find Text Within Article, or 2) Find Related Article By Code.
Find Text Within Article
Enter the desired HCPCS and/or modifier information in the check box fields. These fields validate for correct code entry.
Enter keywords to be used in the title search and/or in the body text search. Forms of the entered keywords or partial words are allowed as well. Note: the search process is not case sensitive.
You can also indicate which part of the article is to be searched, either the title only, the body text only, or the title and the body text. Be aware that if searching the body text, the search process can take some time to find the results.
Find Related Article By Code
You can enter a code and the search will look for articles related to that code whether or not that code(s) is actually contained within the article.
After indicating the search criteria to be used click the Find button The system will then search the applicable articles for the information as requested.
If you need to change the search criteria for your search, click the Reset Criteria button. This will erase the current entries and reset the page to the default search criteria.
After the search is executed, the found articles are listed from most recent at the top of the list to oldest at the bottom of the list.
Your search results displays a list of the articles available for the topic searched.
Selection of the linked Codling Clinic documentation will open the article for viewing.
One can also access a list of AHA Coding Clinic articles through the Articles tab. This option supplies a tree structured list by year, volume, and quizzes.
Expanding the tree will open the articles in PDF format.
This screen appears as a tab with the HCPCS Section Notes.
The References tab provides references to issues of the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic, the official publication for the HCPCS guidelines. It references Coding Clinic editions and page numbers where the selected code has been discussed.