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What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA What is the mid-revenue cycle? The middle of the revenue cycle consists of four key components: clinical documentation, case management, charge processing including the charge description master, and coding. Clinical documentation is capturing the accurate picture of the patient’s presentation and care to the healthcare organization whether it […]

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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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Specific Examples of Common Query Scenarios and Four Key Aspects of Documentation

Specific Examples of Common Query Scenarios and Four Key Aspects of Documentation

by Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS, Senior Associate, Barry Libman, Inc.

Completeness simply refers to the problems that are created for the coder when specific pieces of documentation are missing from the medical record. This could include the missing test results. For example … Read more

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Libman Education Releases Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Guidelines Course

“Instruction in correct application of ICD-10-CM codes” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 23, 2019 – Libman Education has released an online course on ICD-10-CM Guidelines, providing a comprehensive review and explanation of select guideline topics to improve understanding and accuracy in application. Titled ICD-10-CM: Selected Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the course is authored by Barry […]

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Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding: Will a Software Tool Help Me Code?

Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding: Will a Software Tool Help Me Code?

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding is somewhat like driving a car. You need to know some important theory before taking to the road. E/M calculators or E/M coding and productivity tools help speed documentation review but they don’t make choices for the coder. It is the coder’s responsibility to […]

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