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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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ICD-10-PCS: Tunneled Central Venous Catheters – One Code or Two?

ICD-10-PCS: Tunneled Central Venous Catheters – One Code or Two?

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Tunneled and non-tunneled central venous catheters are different. A non-tunneled catheter is inserted directly into a central vein but the tunneled variety uses an extender piece that is placed into the subcutaneous tissue, in addition to the central catheter. The tunneled extender piece determines the difference in coding for […]

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Coding of Amputations in ICD-10-PCS: Detachment Documentation

Coding of Amputations in ICD-10-PCS: Detachment Documentation

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Coding the root operation of Detachment when the surgeon doesn’t document the ICD-10-PCS terminology of high, mid, or low amputations can be a challenge. Physicians don’t need to document these words, but they do need to give the coder enough documentation to know where the amputation took place. […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Fogarty Catheters Require a Different Approach

ICD-10-PCS: Fogarty Catheters Require a Different Approach

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Fogarty catheters are different than other thrombectomy catheters, such as stent retrievers or aspiration catheters. Because of the differences, the approach which must be assigned to code accurately in ICD-10-PCS is also different. A Fogarty catheter enters the vessel through a cut-down because it contains a guidewire and […]

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CMS has Revised NCD 20.4 – Guidance for Implementation Period

CMS has Revised NCD 20.4 – Guidance for Implementation Period

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: Uncommon Pediatric Neurosurgery Procedures

Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Uncommon Pediatric Neurosurgery Procedures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Uncommon Pediatric Neurosurgery Procedures 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 I. […]

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