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About Libman Education

Libman Education is recognized by individual HIM professionals and their employers as the trusted resource for training on medical record coding. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts. Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HCCs, IR/CV, LTAC, SNF, Home Health, IRF, and Pediatrics).
Announcing New CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction to Prepare Coders for the CCS Exam January 8 – February 12, 2022

Announcing New CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction to Prepare Coders for the CCS Exam January 8 – February 12, 2022

Taught by experienced coding educator Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 11, 2021 – Libman Education has released the dates for its upcoming CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction. Taught by experienced coding educator Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA, the program builds on the foundation of Libman Education’s very popular […]

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Health Information Technology + Physical Therapy = My New Role as a Trauma Registrar

Health Information Technology + Physical Therapy = My New Role as a Trauma Registrar

by Laura Gerovac, PT and HIT Student I am truly thrilled that on my career journey, both my physical therapy experience and medical coding/health information pathways have converged into that of a Trauma Registrar. This has been a perfect match for me, being able to combine and connect both fields. A Trauma Registrar is indeed […]

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Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

By Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A Here is what you specifically need to understand about education: “When an atmosphere encourages learning, learning is inevitable.” (Elizabeth Foss) Well, that sounds very reasonable. But what makes an “atmosphere that encourages learning?” Thinking now of my providers, what will increase their willingness to learn? I have been educating […]

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Why Would a Provider Use Terms of Uncertainty in Documentation?

Why Would a Provider Use Terms of Uncertainty in Documentation?

By Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of “uncertain” shed light on why a provider may use an uncertain term. Scan this list of definitions… Dubious – giving rise to uncertainty, doubtful outcome, questionable or suspect as to true nature or quality Doubtful – unsettled opinion, marked by qualities that raise doubts about […]

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Unsure About Terms of Uncertainty? Recommendations from Industry Leaders

Unsure About Terms of Uncertainty? Recommendations from Industry Leaders

By Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS In the absence of official advice from either AHA Coding Clinic or Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, I am researching which terms organizations accept as reasonable phrases to document uncertain diagnoses. In Part 1 of this series we reviewed what we know for sure–the Inpatient and Outpatient ICD-10-CM […]

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Unsure about Terms of Uncertainty? Time to Cast Your Vote!

Unsure about Terms of Uncertainty? Time to Cast Your Vote!

by Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS As an Inpatient Coder or Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS), do you, like me, feel relief that ICD-10-CM Guidelines direct to code an uncertain diagnosis documented at discharge as confirmed? You can probably recite the uncertain terms listed in Guideline II.H Selection of Principal Diagnosis and Guideline III.C Reporting Additional […]

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Bias in Healthcare Algorithms

Bias in Healthcare Algorithms

By Bradley Merrill Thompson and Jason E. Christ, Epstein Becker Green The application of artificial intelligence technologies to health care delivery, coding and population management may profoundly alter the manner in which clinicians and others interact with patients, and seek reimbursement. While on one hand, AI may promote better treatment decisions and streamline coding and […]

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Responding to Law Enforcement Demands for HIPAA Protected Information

Responding to Law Enforcement Demands for HIPAA Protected Information

by Clay Lee, Associate, Epstein Becker Green Medical providers are often asked, or feel obligated, to disclose confidential information about patients. This blog post discusses when disclosures of confidential medical information involve law enforcement, but the general principles discussed herein are instructive in any scenario. To protect patient confidentiality and avoid costly civil liability arising […]

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