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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
The Impact of COVID-19: Keeping Your Coders Up-to-date and Trained

The Impact of COVID-19: Keeping Your Coders Up-to-date and Trained

  The following article is drawn from our recent roundtable discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Coding Function. To view the complete roundtable discussion, see The Impact of COVID-19 on the Coding Function: A Roundtable Discussion. MODERATOR: Coding guidance continues to evolve as the medical community and CMS have worked to get a […]

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The 8 Key Elements of an Effective HIM/Coding Compliance Program

The 8 Key Elements of an Effective HIM/Coding Compliance Program

by John Goulart, Jr., MSM-HCA, BSMT(ASCP), CHC, 340B ACE Hospital Compliance Officer, MetroWest Medical Center/Tenet Healthcare Having worked at several large medical centers and multi-hospital networks, I have tailored the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Program Guidance documents to eight key elements that must be in place for our […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Coding Function: A Roundtable Discussion

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Coding Function: A Roundtable Discussion

As the healthcare industry continues to respond to the extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation’s HIM workforce has proven its resiliency and ability to pivot as needed. We asked several HIM leaders nationwide to share their experiences and lessons learned in the hopes that their insights can help others weather any storms that […]

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Libman Education Announces Release of New Training Libraries to Target Job-specific Learning Requirements

ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT Code Sets BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – October 8, 2020 – Libman Education announces the release of new targeted e-Learning Libraries to provide on-demand access to courses offering mastery-level training on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code sets to encourage specificity, increase accuracy, and improve productivity. The eLearning Libraries were developed in response to […]

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Libman Education Announces New Course on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coding

Helps IRF coders gain a clear understanding of IRF PPS guidelines and how ICD-10-CM coding conventions apply to the IRF setting BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – October 1, 2020 – Libman Education has released “Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: IRF-PAI and UB-04 Coding.” This one hour, on-demand webinar is authored by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP, an experienced IRF coding […]

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Documentation and Coding of Right and Left Heart Failure

Documentation and Coding of Right and Left Heart Failure

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Q: A patient was admitted for acute paroxysmal atrial fibrillation as principal diagnosis and what was initially thought to be acute on chronic combined systolic and diastolic heart failure, later determined to be right-sided heart failure and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) and […]

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Inpatient Rehab Coding Challenges: IRF-PAI vs. UB-04 Coding

Inpatient Rehab Coding Challenges: IRF-PAI vs. UB-04 Coding

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP While freestanding rehabilitation hospitals have a dedicated rehabilitation coder, the coding for rehab units within an acute hospital is done by coders that may not be familiar with IRF-PPS coding guidelines. Many HIM professionals that code for the rehab units are not familiar with how IRFs are reimbursed and may […]

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Documentation and Coding of Pancytopenia

Documentation and Coding of Pancytopenia

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Pancytopenia is a simultaneous deficiency of three blood cell lineages: red blood cells, platelets, and neutrophils. Its clinical significance is the triple impact of anemia (decreased tissue oxygen supply), thrombocytopenia (bleeding), and neutropenia (susceptibility to infection). Confusion arises because the literature sometimes defines pancytopenia as low counts of […]

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Documentation and Coding of Reperfusion Ectopy

Documentation and Coding of Reperfusion Ectopy

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Q: Can you provide guidance on whether to include reperfusion ectopy (VT) with or without specific treatment when a patient is s/p valve replacement procedure or other cardiac procedure? A: Thanks for this very interesting question. Reperfusion injury is characterized by myocardial, vascular, or electrophysiological dysfunction induced by […]

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Libman Education now offers Pinson & Tang’s Newest Product: CDI Pocket Guide – Online

Libman Education now offers Pinson & Tang’s Newest Product: CDI Pocket Guide – Online

Always fully up-to-date and reliable guidance for clinical documentation integrity and coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 6, 2020 – Libman Education is pleased to announce the availability of the new CDI Pocket Guide – Online which provides instant access to definitions, clinical criteria, terms to use or to avoid, and other critical information on the […]

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Libman Education Announces Adoption of the Merck Manual as an Online Resource to Supplement Training

Libman Education Announces Adoption of the Merck Manual as an Online Resource to Supplement Training

Two of the Most Trusted Names in Reliable Medical Information Link Resources BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 6, 2020 – Libman Education announces an agreement with Merck & Co. to provide detailed reference material from the Merck Manual Professional Version for inclusion in Libman Education online training courses. The comprehensive reference materials started to appear in […]

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Libman Education Announces Re-release of Lynn Kuehn’s Essential First Step to ICD-10-PCS Success: Root Operation Decision Making

Now Available for Educators/Auditors BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 8, 2020 – HIM professionals who have benefited from ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn’s dynamic approach to teaching know that it is more than just delivering proprietary content: it is about making complex ideas understandable and guiding learners to higher-order thinking. The re-release of Kuehn’s ICD-10-PCS: Root […]

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Core Coding Skills for the Hospital Coder

New Training Curriculum from Libman Education Provides the Essential Training Necessary for an Entry-Level Hospital Coder BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 2, 2020 – Libman Education announces the release of a new curriculum of coder training designed to provide the essential workforce skills necessary for an entry-level hospital coder. Core Coding Skills for the Hospital Coder […]

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