Author Archives: Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

About Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a consulting firm specializing in ICD-10-PCS coding for the inpatient setting. Lynn is a nationally recognized trainer on ICD-10-PCS and other HIM-related topics. Lynn served on the AHIMA Board of Directors and authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach and Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services. Together with her co-Author Theresa Jorwic, Lynn received the Triumph Literary Legacy Award from AHIMA for ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach. Called the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS, ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach provides step-by-step instructions and exercises at all levels, and is used throughout Kuehn’s ICD-10-PCS courses authored for Libman Education.
ICD-10-PCS: Using All the System Tools to Code the J Pouch

ICD-10-PCS: Using All the System Tools to Code the J Pouch

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Making some root operation decisions are harder than others. A question came to me last week about the J Pouch procedure, performed after total colectomy. There was controversy about the correct root operation and they wanted me to explain the correct answer. I guess they read my recent […]

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Show Your Work! Decision-making Skills Essential to ICD-10-PCS

Show Your Work! Decision-making Skills Essential to ICD-10-PCS

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA If you were a coding professional in 2015, you lived through ICD-10 implementation that year. Much anxiety ahead of time led to intensive training and preparation which resulted in an implementation that was not perfect but nothing we as profession could not handle. Four years in and any coder […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA One of the most welcome guideline changes of recent years went into effect on October 1, 2015 with the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. In those guidelines, Guideline A11 instructs that “It is the coder’s responsibility to determine what the documentation in the medical record equates to […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Percutaneous Forearm Bypass

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Percutaneous Forearm Bypass

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Percutaneous Forearm Bypass in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Vascular Procedure Coding Learn to code advanced vascular procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Intramedullary Limb Lengthening Device

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Intramedullary Limb Lengthening Device

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Intramedullary Limb Lengthening Device in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding Learn to code orthopedic procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Subcutaneous Defibrillator Lead

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Subcutaneous Defibrillator Lead

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Subcutaneous Defibrillator Lead in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Cardiac Procedure Coding Learn to code cardiac procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: Cardiac […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Flow Diverting Stent

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Flow Diverting Stent

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Flow Diverting Stent in this free, brief presentation.     Complete ICD-10-PCS Training: From Beginner to Advanced The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn takes you from beginner to […]

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ICD-10-PCS: New Coding Clinic Advice on Application of the Coronary Arteries Additions

ICD-10-PCS: New Coding Clinic Advice on Application of the Coronary Arteries Additions

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The code sets are posted by CMS in June of every year. The Coordination and Maintenance meeting in Baltimore often provides insight but changes and additions can be made without a detailed discussion of the issues leaving us to speculate on how we will apply them. Sometimes Coding […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Scoliosis Treatment with MAGEC® Rod Placement and Fusion

ICD-10-PCS: Scoliosis Treatment with MAGEC® Rod Placement and Fusion

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Scoliosis treatment and spinal fusion coding can be challenging but it’s not as bad as it seems. We have several resources to use in assigning the correct codes in various situations. I received a question recently about a common scenario, which should help everyone feel more secure in […]

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what the […]

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Vascular Procedure Coding Learn to code vascular procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: […]

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