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, and a nationally recognized authority on ICD-10-PCS coding. Lynn was elected to the AHIMA Board of Directors, served as faculty for the original ICD-10 “Train-the-Trainers” program, and authored or co-authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, recognized as the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS. As a Subject Matter Expert with Libman Education, Lynn’s unique and engaging teaching methods as well as her leadership on the importance of accuracy and efficiency in coding is recognized by clients and students throughout the country.
New Technology Substances Abound in FY2022 ICD-10-PCS Update

New Technology Substances Abound in FY2022 ICD-10-PCS Update

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The ICD-10-PCS code changes for FY 2022 include 15 “New Technology Substance” additions or changes reflecting the continued advancement in highly specific and tailored medicine to treat conditions. Understanding how these drugs work and are administered is essential for coders who wish to accurately and completely capture these […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Endotracheal Intubation – Two Approaches

ICD-10-PCS: Endotracheal Intubation – Two Approaches

  ICD-10-PCS: Endotracheal Intubation – Two Approaches   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on ICD-10-PCS approaches for endotracheal tube insertion (intubation).     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   eLearning […]

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ICD-10-CM: Social Determinants of Health

ICD-10-CM: Social Determinants of Health

  ICD-10-CM: Social Determinants of Health   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses ICD-10-CM and social determinants of health (SDOH) in categories Z55 to Z65.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Amputations – Four Key Points on Detachment

ICD-10-PCS: Amputations – Four Key Points on Detachment

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Amputations, or the root operation of Detachment, present a problem for coders when the documentation is not clear. What should a coder do when the documentation reads more like a mystery novel than straightforward medical language? Let’s look at four key points that might help: 1. Think like a […]

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ICD-10-CM: Maternal Scar from Previous Surgery

ICD-10-CM: Maternal Scar from Previous Surgery

  ICD-10-CM: Maternal Scar from Previous Surgery   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses assigning a code for a maternal scar from a previous surgery on obstetrical cases.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Hand-Assisted Surgery

ICD-10-PCS: Hand-Assisted Surgery

  ICD-10-PCS: Hand-Assisted Surgery   This LibmanLightbox, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses how to code Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic and Open Surgery.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   ICD-10-PCS: Genitourinary Procedure Coding […]

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Registration Now Open! ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting on March 9-10, 2021

Registration Now Open! ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting on March 9-10, 2021

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Baltimore is the place to be “in the know” this March! The Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9 and 10, as a virtual meeting from the CMS offices in Baltimore, Maryland. And, you can attend virtually for […]

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Cesarean and Other Extraction Deliveries

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Cesarean and Other Extraction Deliveries

  ICD-10-PCS Coding of Cesarean and Other Extraction Deliveries This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses ICD-10-PCS coding of cesarean and other extraction deliveries.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it. eLearning […]

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How to Cross-train Your Coding Staff Now

How to Cross-train Your Coding Staff Now

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Cross-training has always been a smart strategy to ensure adequate coverage for the ebbs and flows of the coding process. It is a particularly useful strategy dealing with the uncertainty of our current situation and anticipating post-COVID-19 realities. If you find your organization in need of inpatient coders, […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

  ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on coding the various surgeries that are performed on children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

  ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on ICD-10-PCS coding of epidermal autografting using various methods.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   eLearning Library: ICD-10-PCS Offers […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted versus Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy

ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted versus Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy

  ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted vs. Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy This LibmanLightbox, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on application of ICD-10-PCS Guidelines B5.2a, B5.2b and B3.2d on the approach value, using three different surgical techniques for a sigmoidectomy to address diverticulitis as the example.   Short bursts of learning to illuminate current […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options

ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options

  ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses ICD-10-PCS coding of aortic valve replacements.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   eLearning Library: ICD-10-PCS Offers the […]

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Valves, Valves, and More Valves – The ICD-10-PCS Device Key is the Key

Valves, Valves, and More Valves – The ICD-10-PCS Device Key is the Key

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The question of the day is – What makes a valve replacement a rapid deployment technique valve replacement in the New Technology section of ICD-10-PCS? These days, there are multiple options. Is this a transcatheter aortic valve replacement by another name? Is this a certain way to perform […]

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ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021

ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021

  ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses new ICD-10-CM codes related to COVID-19, effective 1/1/2021.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need […]

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