Category Archives: Coders’ Corner

Q & A with Dr. Z: 93656 Ablation Procedure

Q & A with Dr. Z: 93656 Ablation Procedure

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: How would you code the following ablation procedure? 1. Pulmonary vein antral ablation was performed to isolate PV antral regions with bilateral PV isolation (PVI) confirmed on HDX mapping electrogram. 2. Additional linear ablation was performed at the left atrial (LA) roof to achieve […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS: Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Gastrointestinal Procedure Coding Learn to code advanced gastrointestinal procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: Gastrointestinal Procedures […]

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My Path into the World of Health Information Management

My Path into the World of Health Information Management

by Andrew Rosse, BS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management, 2020, Weber State University My background is not in healthcare. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh with the intent of going to graduate school and earning my PhD. After a short venture in academic research, I realized […]

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Kawasaki: COVID-19-related Illness in Children

Kawasaki: COVID-19-related Illness in Children

by Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P As coding professionals, we listen to news stories with a “clinical ear.” COVID-19 has many mysteries but the most recent involves children and what is described as Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease that has a link to COVID-19. Kawasaki disease is characterized by inflammation of blood vessels that could potentially […]

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Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Do you need a coding credential? Perhaps your job requires it. Have you been considering sitting for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams offered by AHIMA? Is the thought of attempting these difficult-to-achieve coding credentials overwhelming? You can do this! And we […]

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