BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSFebruary 23, 2021 – Libman Education’s Coding Workspace™ is a next generation answer to provide high-engagement and challenging hands-on coding practice coupled with detailed guidance on correct code assignment.  Using a small number of carefully selected, real-world cases that vary in complexity from basic to advanced, Coding Workspace™ will sharpen the coder’s essential skills making them truly workforce-ready.

“While a lecture or webinar can be a good start to learning to code medical records, it is just a start and more focused education and hands-on experience is necessary to truly master this difficult and important skill,” said Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, author of the newly released Practical Coding Experience:  Inpatient Obstetrics which features the Coding Workspace™ practice coding format. “This course comes closer than anything I have done before to mimic how coders actually do their work to achieve accurate, by-the-book, complete, and defensible coding.”

Practical Coding Experience: Inpatient Obstetrics is available now and will soon be joined by Coding Workspace™ modules focused on inpatient Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Spinal.  Future expansion into outpatient and profee services is also envisioned. View a demo of Coding Workspace™ here:

How it Works
Organized as an online work queue, the cases within Coding Workspace™ lead the learner through the process of coding an inpatient medical record:

  1. Evaluate the documentation and apply UHDDS definitions to assign both ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS procedure codes
  2. “Finalize” code selection and receive immediate feedback identifying correct codes and any additional codes missed
  3. View where the vital information that supports the code selection is located in the documentation
  4. LibmanLightbox™ lessons to deepen understanding

“COVID-19 has been a catalyst for organizations worldwide to search for innovative solutions to provide high-quality training to their dispersed workforce.  By some estimates, fewer than 20% of HIM professionals, including coders, now work onsite. Coder training that in the past might have been provided in person is now being offered online by necessity,” said Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education.  “The disruption caused by COVID-19 accelerated our development of Coding Workspace™ to provide this much needed training to coders now working remotely from both their organization and their colleagues.  Coding Workspace™ promotes engagement with challenging real-world cases while offering independent self-study.”

For more information
View a demo of Coding Workspace™ here:

See details of Libman Education’s Comprehensive Inpatient Obstetrical Coding here: Comprehensive Inpatient Obstetrical Coding provides an all-inclusive approach to coding inpatient obstetrical cases from initial pregnancy through the puerperium.  Comprised of three courses: ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS plus a real-world practice module, Coding Workspace™; the program teaches the coder how to evaluate the documentation and locate any obstetrical code.

About Lynn Kuehn
Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, and a nationally recognized authority on ICD-10-PCS coding.  Lynn was elected to the AHIMA Board of Directors, served as faculty for the original ICD-10 “Train-the-Trainers” program, and authored or co-authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, recognized as the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS. As a Subject Matter Expert with Libman Education, Lynn’s unique and engaging teaching methods as well as her leadership on the importance of accuracy and efficiency in coding is recognized by clients and students throughout the country.

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.