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Q & A with Dr. Z – Lumbar Artery Arteriography

Q & A with Dr. Z – Lumbar Artery Arteriography

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Lumbar Artery Arteriography Is arteriography for the lumbar arteries subjective to the reason for the exam? We sometimes see the doctors select L1-L4 and branches off the lumbar arteries to look for bleeds. If the dx is Flank hematoma from a fall and they […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

What new healthcare career opportunities do you think will emerge for coders who understand risk adjustment? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of […]

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Coding of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what the […]

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Intro to HCC Coding: Documentation Guidelines

Intro to HCC Coding: Documentation Guidelines

  Hear Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, a nationally recognized HCC expert, provide a free, brief presentation: “Intro to HCC Coding: Documentation Guidelines.”   Fundamentals of HCC Coding Learn more from Rose! Go beyond just the diagnoses — really understand the methodology behind HCCs with the course “Fundamentals of HCC Coding.” Learn more […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

Will all Coders Eventually Need HCC Training? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to ensure coding […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Once an organization determines whether an audit will be prospective or retrospective, the next step is sample selection methodology. […]

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

What HCC training will coders need to be successful? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to […]

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Intro to HCC Coding: Risk Adjustment Factor

Intro to HCC Coding: Risk Adjustment Factor

Hear Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, a nationally recognized HCC expert, provide a free, brief presentation: “Intro to HCC Coding: Risk Adjustment Factor.”   Fundamentals of HCC Coding Learn more from Rose! Go beyond just the diagnoses — really understand the methodology behind HCCs with the course “Fundamentals of HCC Coding.” Learn more […]

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ICD-10-PCS Pediatric Coding: Balloon Atrial Septostomy

ICD-10-PCS Pediatric Coding: Balloon Atrial Septostomy

Until the implementation of the 2018 code set, this procedure cannot be accurately coded in ICD-10-PCS because the percutaneous approach is not available. From 2015 to 2017, the correct coding is repair of the atrial septum, which sounds incorrect. The septum needs to be …

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what […]

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Intro to HCC Coding: Related vs. Unrelated

Intro to HCC Coding: Related vs. Unrelated

Hear Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, a nationally recognized HCC expert, provide a free, brief presentation: “Introduction to HCC coding: Related vs. Unrelated.”   Fundamentals of HCC Coding Learn more from Rose! Go beyond just the diagnoses — really understand the methodology behind HCCs with the course “Fundamentals of HCC Coding.” Learn more […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Given that quality is an important factor in helping health care facilities keep costs under control, accuracy is an […]

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

Will HCCs ‘disrupt’ the coding industry and take it in a completely new direction? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC […]

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of Arterial Transfusions

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of Arterial Transfusions

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of Arterial Transfusions in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly […]

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Intro to HCC Coding: What are HCCs? Importance of Specificity

Intro to HCC Coding: What are HCCs? Importance of Specificity

Hear Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, a nationally recognized HCC expert, provide a free, brief presentation:  “Introduction to HCC coding:  What are HCCs?  Importance of Specificity.”   Fundamentals of HCC Coding Learn more from Rose! Go beyond just the diagnoses — really understand the methodology behind HCCs with the course “Fundamentals of HCC […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z – Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst

Q & A with Dr. Z – Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst Is CPT code 58805 or 10160 most appropriate for the following? TECHNIQUE: Percutaneous ultrasound-guided aspiration through 5 French Yueh catheter. Sterile; 1% lidocaine for local anesthesia. Location: Left lower abdominal quadrant and right lower abdominal quadrant. Needle size: 5 French […]

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