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CMS Has Revised NCD 20.4 – Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)

CMS Has Revised NCD 20.4 – Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)

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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ICD-10-PCS: Guideline B4.1c — Where is the Furthest Site?

ICD-10-PCS: Guideline B4.1c — Where is the Furthest Site?

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA I never thought much about the “furthest anatomical site” until ICD-10-PCS Guideline B4.1c was added for 2018. This guideline says that when a procedure is performed on a continuous section of a tubular body part, we assign the body part that corresponds to the furthest anatomical site from […]

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Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Approaches to the Brain

Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Approaches to the Brain

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Approaches to the Brain in this free, brief presentation.   Need comprehensive and complete pediatrics coding guidance? Then consider Libman Education’s Pediatrics Coding Suite — authored by nationally recognized coding experts Lynn Kuehn and Gail […]

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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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HCPCS 2019:  C9754 & C9755

HCPCS 2019: C9754 & C9755

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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Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Differentiating Between Cranial and Spinal Dura and Spaces

Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Differentiating Between Cranial and Spinal Dura and Spaces

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Differentiating Between Cranial and Spinal Dura and Spaces in this free, brief presentation. Need comprehensive and complete pediatrics coding guidance? Then consider Libman Education’s Pediatrics Coding Suite — authored by nationally recognized coding experts Lynn […]

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A Few Thoughts on Documentation and Coding of Methadone Maintenance

A Few Thoughts on Documentation and Coding of Methadone Maintenance

by Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS As a coding professional and one responsible for education of coders and CDI, I care deeply about the accuracy and completeness of documentation. Our ultimate goal is clinical truth, not DRG optimization. Some clinical truths are easier to reflect than others. A client recently approached us with a problem. […]

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