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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Twelve New COVID-19 Therapeutics Added to ICD-10-PCS for Discharges On or After August 1, 2020

Twelve New COVID-19 Therapeutics Added to ICD-10-PCS for Discharges On or After August 1, 2020

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an update to the FY2020 ICD-10-PCS code set, effective August 1, 2020 with 12 new codes for COVID-19 therapeutics. The additions include specific codes for Remdesivir, Sarilumab and Tocilizumab for introduction into the peripheral or central veins. Remdesivir is an […]

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ICD-10-PCS: New for FY 2021! The Alphapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis Procedures

ICD-10-PCS: New for FY 2021! The Alphapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis Procedures

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Imagine having to have a paracentesis several times a week, just to drain off peritoneal ascites so you can feel comfortable. Until recently, there was no other way to remove the huge amount of fluid that can accumulate in the peritoneal cavity of patients with refractory ascites. It […]

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4 Steps to Making the Most of FY 2021 ICD-10 Coding Updates

4 Steps to Making the Most of FY 2021 ICD-10 Coding Updates

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I Changes to the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code systems and guidelines for FY 2021 have been released. Many coders are busily reviewing the updates and making preparations for implementation on October 1. For those of us who live neck-deep in coding it is an exciting time. While […]

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Hierarchical Condition Categories: Auditing in the Risk Adjustment Environment: The Auditor’s Role

Hear Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, a nationally recognized HCC expert, provide a free, brief presentation: “Hierarchical Condition Categories: Auditing in the Risk Adjustment Environment: The Auditor’s Role.”   HCC: Auditing in the Risk Adjustment Environment The essential information internal HCC auditors need to ensure their organization receives the reimbursement they are entitled […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2020): Reporting Displaced PICC

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 (Q2 2020): Reporting Displaced PICC” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Commentary in its entirety. In-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from recent issues […]

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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 Our healthcare institutions are remaking themselves in response to these extraordinary times. The normal range of demand for hospital services is being replaced by the particular needs of the COVID-19 patient. Outpatient services and elective procedure volumes are way down at some hospitals across the country, leaving outpatient […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2020): Reporting of Chronic CVA or Stroke

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 (Q2 2020): Reporting of Chronic CVA or Stroke” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Commentary in its entirety.   In-depth commentary on selected coding advice and […]

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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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