ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Two-Part Bypass Devices

ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Two-Part Bypass Devices

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Two-Part Bypass Devices in this free, brief presentation. Want to learn more from Lynn?  Complete ICD-10-PCS Training: From Beginner to Advanced, authored by Lynn Kuehn, takes you from beginner to advanced in minimal time. Learn more […]

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Attn Coders: How do your skills translate to the CDI world?

Attn Coders: How do your skills translate to the CDI world?

by Rebecca Hendren, Associate Director of Membership and Product Development, Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists There is a lot of discussion about how to be a good clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialist. As the profession grows and facilities need to hire new CDI team members, many more people are looking to get into the […]

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You Need a Plan: 30 Days to the CCA!

You Need a Plan: 30 Days to the CCA!

by Sandra Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS How much do you really know about this certification? Achieving AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification demonstrates coding competency in any setting, including hospitals and physician practices, rather than just one area of specialty. Nearly 8,000 individuals hold this credential. Approximately 70% of test takers are successful the first […]

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Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting: Registration Now Open for September 11-12, 2018

Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting: Registration Now Open for September 11-12, 2018

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Baltimore is the place to be “in the know” in September! The Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12, at the CMS offices in Baltimore, Maryland. And you can attend for free! The C&M meeting is […]

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ICD-10-CM Coding of Infections Following a Procedure for FY2019

ICD-10-CM Coding of Infections Following a Procedure for FY2019

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The most challenging change for diagnosis coding in FY2019 is the large subject of infections following procedure. This change involves both obstetrical surgical wounds and all other surgical wounds; as well as sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock following procedures. In addition to new and updated codes in […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 8: Strategies for CDIS and Coders to Work Together

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 8: Strategies for CDIS and Coders to Work Together

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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The Secret to ICD-10-PCS Coding of ECMO in FY2019

The Secret to ICD-10-PCS Coding of ECMO in FY2019

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Coding Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is easy up until the FY2019 update. (I even had the code for ECMO memorized as 5A15223!) Those days will be over for discharges occurring October 1, 2018 and later. The ECMO process actually has three variations and the 2019 ICD-10-PCS code set […]

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Auditing for Success: The Power of the Internal Audit

Auditing for Success: The Power of the Internal Audit

by Carol Maimone, RHIT, CCS, CDIP Performing internal audits can prove invaluable in preparing for external audits, improving overall quality and outcomes, and identifying needs for continued staff education. External audits and initiatives cannot be avoided; they seem to be increasing in regularity and keep any department busy. Making use of the external audit results can […]

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Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting

Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting

Hear Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding, discuss Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting in this free, brief presentation. Comprehensive Home Health Coding Master ICD-10-CM coding for Home Health Agencies in two concise courses with this program written by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, […]

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