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Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

  by Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC I’m working with two different cardiovascular group practices right now – and they both have an incorrect understanding of coding diagnostic caths with an intervention. One practice ALWAYS codes the diagnostic with the intervention, and the other practice […]

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Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Did you know the goal of an assessment is not just passing the assessment? Assessments are meant to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the student. Taking an assessment, and really benefiting from the process, requires self-evaluation. Even when you get the answer right, it is important […]

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

by Barry Matthews, Vice President, Health Information Management, HCTec Saint Francis Health System is a successful and growing integrated delivery network, serving as Tulsa’s largest private employer. In the transition to value-based care, Saint Francis, like many other organizations, was ready to overhaul its outpatient CDI program to improve quality, reduce denials, and ensure accurate […]

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Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: 4 Strategies to Consider When Setting Up Training

Strategies for Successful EHR Adoption: 4 Strategies to Consider When Setting Up Training

by Lisa A. Eramo, MA (Adapted with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 9 P. 22) An EHR conversion or implementation is a large undertaking. Consider these 4 issues to consider when setting up training. Make Training Mandatory EHR training is no different than training on a new device for a surgical procedure, says […]

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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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Q & A with Dr. Z – Nephrostomy Tract Dilation with NU Cath Placement Earlier Same Day

Q & A with Dr. Z – Nephrostomy Tract Dilation with NU Cath Placement Earlier Same Day

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries. […]

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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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Q&A with Dr. Z – Sclerotherapy

Q&A with Dr. Z – Sclerotherapy

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries. […]

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Libman Education Partners with Cengage Learning to Provide Medical Coding Foundational Skills

Courses equip coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 15, 2019 – Libman Education has partnered with Cengage Learning to provide medical coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career. The courses provide foundational knowledge in four key areas: anatomy and physiology, […]

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