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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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ICD-10-PCS: Orbital vs. Rotational Atherectomy

ICD-10-PCS: Orbital vs. Rotational Atherectomy

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Is an orbital atherectomy the same as a rotational atherectomy? This question came to me earlier this week and has required some research. And, the answer is: They are not the same. Let’s look at the orbital atherectomy first. Orbital atherectomy is performed on calcified plaque lesions using […]

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Announcing the Release of Long Term Acute Care Coding for 2019

Online, self-paced instruction on the complexity of LTAC coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 6, 2019 – Long Term Acute Care Coding, now fully updated for 2019, provides a clear and straightforward approach to ICD-10 coding of diagnoses and procedures for conditions commonly seen in the LTAC hospital setting. Authored by the coding professionals at Barry […]

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Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Coding professionals may code conditions that are addressed by an acceptable provider and found in the History of Present Illness (HPI), Physician Examination (PE), Assessment, Impression, and/or Plan. However, “MEAT” will continue to apply to these conditions. That is, the condition must be: “Measured or Monitored,” “Evaluated,” […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Coding of the EXIT Procedure

ICD-10-PCS: Coding of the EXIT Procedure

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The goal of the Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedure is to gain access to a compromised neonatal airway before complete delivery takes place. The EXIT procedure involves both patients, Mom and Neonate, and uses a team of professionals managing each patient, with the teams being totally synchronized […]

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