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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Hip Joint Prosthesis

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues, discuss “ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Hip Joint Prosthesis” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Update in its entirety for in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z – Embolization 37244 vs 37242

Q & A with Dr. Z – Embolization 37244 vs 37242

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries […]

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IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020 was released on April 23, 2019 and required 1,824 pages to outline the upcoming changes. The proposed rule makes sweeping changes in the designations of diagnosis severity (CC/MCC), Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Emphysema

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues, discuss “ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Emphysema” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Update in its entirety for in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from recent issues […]

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Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: Whom are You Training?

Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: Whom are You Training?

by Lisa A. Eramo, MA (Adapted with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 9 P. 22) An EHR conversion or implementation is a large undertaking. Consider these strategies to ensure success. Focus Training on End-User Needs and Workflows Although EHR vendors provide basic training, this education usually isn’t tailored to the specific needs of […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Presacral Abscess

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues, discuss “ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2019): Presacral Abscess” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Update in its entirety for in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from recent […]

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Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA The chargemaster or charge description master (CDM) is an electronic tool or file that maintains all services, supplies, and medications to be charged during a patient visit. When this tool is combined with the facility’s Revenue and Usage Report, an analyst can determine what services are utilized. There […]

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HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

by Darice Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA (Excerpted with permission: For The Record Vol. 31 No. 2 P. 30) HIM mentoring can cover a variety of functional areas. Each functional area within the HIM department requires specialized skills. For professionals to work at their utmost performance capacity—both in terms of productivity and quality measures—it takes someone […]

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Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

by Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC I’m working with two different cardiovascular group practices right now – and they both have an incorrect understanding of coding diagnostic caths with an intervention. One practice ALWAYS codes the diagnostic with the intervention, and the other practice NEVER does. […]

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Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Did you know the goal of an assessment is not just passing the assessment? Assessments are meant to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the student. Taking an assessment, and really benefiting from the process, requires self-evaluation. Even when you get the answer right, it is important […]

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

by Barry Matthews, Vice President, Health Information Management, HCTec Saint Francis Health System is a successful and growing integrated delivery network, serving as Tulsa’s largest private employer. In the transition to value-based care, Saint Francis, like many other organizations, was ready to overhaul its outpatient CDI program to improve quality, reduce denials, and ensure accurate […]

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Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: 4 Strategies to Consider When Setting Up Training

Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: 4 Strategies to Consider When Setting Up Training

by Lisa A. Eramo, MA (Adapted with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 9 P. 22) An EHR conversion or implementation is a large undertaking. Consider these 4 issues to consider when setting up training. Make Training Mandatory EHR training is no different than training on a new device for a surgical procedure, says […]

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