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ICD-10-PCS: Let’s Solve the Coronary Artery Bifurcation Issue

ICD-10-PCS: Let’s Solve the Coronary Artery Bifurcation Issue

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA First things first. A bifurcation is like a fork in the road. Webster says that a bifurcation is “the point or area at which something divides into two branches or parts or the point at which bifurcating occurs.” Here are two examples as shown in the drawings. Bifurcated […]

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His Bundle Lead Upgrade

His Bundle Lead Upgrade

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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New Coding Career? 5 Basic People Skills to Ensure Successful Co-worker Relations

New Coding Career? 5 Basic People Skills to Ensure Successful Co-worker Relations

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA As an educator in both community college and university settings, I had the great privilege of being around students as they prepared to enter the workforce. Some were just emerging from college as fresh-faced new graduates while others were finding a new lease on life with a change in […]

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Updated CDI Essential Skills Program now Available from Libman Education

A first step to a career in Clinical Documentation Improvement BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – February 6, 2019 – Libman Education has announced that CDI Essential Skills, an online certificate program where students learn foundational CDI education, has been fully updated for 2019. The program is developed by ACDIS, the premier provider of education for Clinical Documentation […]

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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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HCC Auditing: Identifying Lost Revenue Associated with Skeleton RAF

HCC Auditing: Identifying Lost Revenue Associated with Skeleton RAF

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Why are physician practices reluctant to code all conditions? I still see physician offices submitting claims with only four diagnoses (sometimes fewer). The limitation of linking four conditions to a test or service has been interpreted by some providers as a limit on the number of diagnoses […]

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