ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Device Complications

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Device Complications

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues, discuss “Device Complications” 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 of AHA Coding Clinic — […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Removal of Sternal Wire

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Removal of Sternal Wire

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 (Q3 2019): Removal of Sternal Wire” 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 […]

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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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Libman Education Updates Coding Skills Assessments for FY2020

“Predictive Assessments” To Target Training and Ensure Coding Proficiency BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 14, 2019 – To help HIM departments with the immediate need to gauge coder proficiency in the wake of code changes for FY 2020, Libman Education has updated its line of standard and customizable Medical Coding Skills Assessments. The assessments assist HIM […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Cervical Arthritis

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2019): Cervical Arthritis

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 (Q3 2019): Cervical Arthritis” 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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Q & A with Dr. Z: Spinraza Injection

Q & A with Dr. Z: Spinraza Injection

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: SPINRAZA INJECTION I am seeing two opinions on how to bill this. The first way is to bill with CPT code 62323 [Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, […]

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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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CCS for CDI: 4 Important Reasons Why CDIS Should Consider the CCS Coding Credential

CCS for CDI: 4 Important Reasons Why CDIS Should Consider the CCS Coding Credential

CDIS are key team members of any hospital’s revenue cycle operation. CDIS ensure that the provider’s documentation captures all clinical information completely and accurately. The documentation must then be translated into codes in accordance with the conventions of the classification and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, in order to be processed for data and billing purposes.

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

What advice can you provide to help coders work collaboratively with CDI specialists, physicians/other providers, auditors, and data analysts to ensure accurate and complete HCC capture? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in […]

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CCS Success: The Key To Passing the CCS Exam

CCS Success: The Key To Passing the CCS Exam

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P Senior Associate at Barry Libman Inc. and Libman Education  The CCS exam tests your acute hospital inpatient and outpatient coding skills at a mastery level. It is recommended (but not mandated) that you have at least three years actual hospital inpatient and surgical outpatient coding experience.  The successful candidate […]

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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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Time to Make the “Kind” Response Your Default Setting

Time to Make the “Kind” Response Your Default Setting

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA Popular inspirational teachers often remind audiences that when they have the choice to be RIGHT or KIND, they should always choose kindness. This is not new counsel. Wisdom tales across time and cultures have highlighted the importance of kindness. Recently I came across a research study that showed a […]

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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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