Category Archives: Coders’ Corner

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA One of the most welcome guideline changes of recent years went into effect on October 1, 2015 with the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. In those guidelines, Guideline A11 instructs that “It is the coder’s responsibility to determine what the documentation in the medical record equates to […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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It’s all about the CEUs: Positioning your Coders (and Your Organization) for Future Success

It’s all about the CEUs: Positioning your Coders (and Your Organization) for Future Success

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Let’s be frank. A lot of coding education occurs because of credential maintenance. AAPC and AHIMA both require that coders demonstrate their continued commitment to their profession by regular and consistent relevant education. This external motivator forces your coders to take one more course, listen to one […]

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The Future of Work for HIM Professionals:  How to Prepare Yourself

The Future of Work for HIM Professionals: How to Prepare Yourself

The future of traditional HIM jobs is changing.  What’s left?  Hear Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, discuss “The Future of Work for HIM Professionals:  How to Prepare Yourself” from a webinar sponsored by Massachusetts HIMA on November 13, 2019 in this free, brief presentation.   eLearning Library The eLearning Library subscription provides unlimited access to […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z: Coding for 93623

Q & A with Dr. Z: Coding for 93623

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Coding for 93623 Is the documentation below sufficient to code 93623? Would you please explain why or why not? “Bi-directional block was demonstrated in and out of all 4 pulmonary veins post ablation. Adenosine was administered in 9 mg boluses to check for dormant […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Fluorescence Guided Procedures in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Cell Suspension Technique in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Deep Brain Stimulator in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered […]

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What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Educating Coders for the Future

What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Educating Coders for the Future

Libman Education authors and colleagues were well represented in the recent article in Journal of AHIMA reporting comments by AHIMA’s Coding Thought Leadership Council on “The Future of Coding.” (The article is available here.) We thought we would share with you excerpts from the article: For employers, one panelist suggested, the best chance of success […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z: 61624 – CNS Embolization Right Internal Carotid Artery

Q & A with Dr. Z: 61624 – CNS Embolization Right Internal Carotid Artery

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: 61624 – CNS Embolization Right Internal Carotid Artery I’m looking for clarification on the catheter placement for the above procedure. I understand a true diagnostic angio is separately billable, but somewhere along the line, I thought that when there is no diagnostic angio that […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Cranialization of Frontal Sinus in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 6

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 6

How do you think healthcare organizations and other entities will use HCC data going forward? 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 […]

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ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain

ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Neurosurgery Coding: Approaches to the Brain in this free, brief presentation. This is a sample from her course ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding.   ICD-10-PCS: Neurosurgery Procedure Coding Learn to code complex neurosurgery procedures with the unique perspective and expertise […]

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What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Has CAC Lived Up to Its Promise?

What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Has CAC Lived Up to Its Promise?

Libman Education Authors Weigh In Libman Education authors and colleagues were well represented in the recent article in Journal of AHIMA reporting comments by AHIMA’s Coding Thought Leadership Council on “The Future of Coding.” (The article is available here.) What does the future of coding look like? We thought we would share with you excerpts […]

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Changes to CPT for FY2020: What’s New?

Changes to CPT for FY2020: What’s New?

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, discuss Changes to CPT for FY2020: What’s New? in this free, brief presentation, an excerpt from Gail’s CPT® Code Updates for FY2020.   Master the Code Changes in the 2020 CPT Code Set CPT Code Updates offers detailed explanations of complex […]

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