Libman Education Releases New ICD-10-PCS Course on the Role of Decision Making in Selection of the Root Operation

Course to address persistent ICD-10-PCS challenge

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSJanuary 23, 2020 – Libman Education in collaboration with Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, has released a new online course as part of an extensive catalog of advanced ICD-PCS topics for inpatient coders. ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making addresses one of the persistent challenges of the ICD-10-PCS coding system, the selection of the correct root operation.

“The key to selection of the root operation is to focus on the intent or objective of the procedure. This requires a shift in thinking as coders must first determine what the provider was trying to accomplish — not just what actions they took,” said Lynn Kuehn, author of the new course. “With complex procedures and detailed documentation that may use totally different words than what the code system is looking for, this can be easier said than done.”

Five years after initial implementation of ICD-10 in 2015, coders still struggle to accurately select the root operation — a feature unique to ICD-10-PCS and central to the design of the classification system. Selection of the correct root operation is essential to accurate, complete and defensible coding of inpatient procedures.

ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making is the newest installment in the advanced ICD-10-PCS coding library authored by Lynn Kuehn and offered by Libman Education. “We are pleased to work with Lynn as she has a particular genius for helping coders to understand the complexity of ICD-10-PCS coding,” according to Susan Pepple, Vice President of Libman Education. “These online, on demand courses empower coders to more quickly and confidently arrive at the right ICD-10-PCS code.”


ICD-10 Root Operations Flash Cards

ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making
Root Operations are unique to ICD-10-PCS and careful selection of the root operation is an essential step to accurate and complete coding of inpatient procedures! ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making will teach you how with the insight and guidance of nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! Learn more here.



About the author
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a consulting firm specializing in ICD-10-PCS coding for the inpatient setting. Lynn is a nationally recognized trainer on ICD-10-PCS and other HIM-related topics. Lynn served on the AHIMA Board of Directors and authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach and Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services. Together with her co-Author Theresa Jorwic, Lynn received the Triumph Literary Legacy Award from AHIMA for ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach. Called the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS, ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach provides step-by-step instructions and exercises at all levels, and is used throughout Kuehn’s ICD-10-PCS courses authored for Libman Education.

About Libman Education
A leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. For over a decade, Libman Education has been recognized as the trusted resource providing workforce-ready training on Health Information Management and Medical Record Coding for individual HIM professionals and their employers. Libman Education offers a catalog of over 60 proprietary online training titles as well as courses written by other education providers carefully selected and curated to be the best. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts. Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HIPAA, Reimbursement, Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Long Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Pediatrics).

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