ICD-10-PCS Topic 6: Supplement: The Misunderstood Root Operation



Learn from Lynn! Hear directly from the leading ICD-10-PCS coding expert, Lynn Kuehn providing straightforward explanations of complex coding issues.  ICD-10-PCS Topics provides focused education on nine topics of particular interest to inpatient coders.

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On-demand and available at your desktop: ICD-10-PCS Topics is provided as an audio recording with accompanying customized instructional materials.

ICD-10-PCS Topic 6: Supplement: The Misunderstood Root Operation

Our question of the day is “The surgeon has never used the word Supplement. How can I tell when to assign Supplement and when to assign something else?

Rather than providing guidance on specific coding scenarios, ICD-10-PCS Topics illustrate the concepts, explain the issues, and propose the best way to approach the coding challenge consistent with strict adherence to coding conventions and definitions.

This audio series, accompanied by customized instructional materials, will improve your comprehension and use of ICD-10-PCS in minimal time:
• Quick topics that inpatient coders need to know and be able to explain.
• Authoritative information from an expert you can trust.
• A straightforward explanation of complex issues to ensure understanding and correct application.
• Identification of problematic areas that might require additional research and study.
• Access to a nationally-recognized coding expert you would not normally have access to.
• Unique insights.
• Actionable results

Purchase this as part of the complete ICD-10-PCS Topics package to help you further understand the complex ICD-10-PCS coding system. Learn more here.

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Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a consulting firm specializing in coding for all settings and physician practice management issues. 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 Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician ServicesCCS-P Exam Preparation, and ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach.

Together with her co-Author Theresa Jorwic, Lynn received the Triumph Literary Legacy Award from AHIMA for ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach. This book has been named 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.

“Lynn’s lectures are great. I have been enjoying the material. Overall, they are very informative.” — Pamela

“Lynn is an inspirational teacher. She ignites a passion for coding within you!” — Kristen T

“Lynn, your explanations are clear, concise and to the point. Recommend it to any and all. It is a confidence booster!” — Leslie C

“I met Lynn at ICD-10 training. She is a great trainer of ICD-10.” — Linda D., RHIT, CCS

“I consistently learn from Lynn Kuehn. Thank you!”

“Lynn: I look for everything you have on the internet. You have a wonderful concise way of presenting material that is so easy to understand. All of us learn differently and your slides help us ‘Visual learners.’ keep up the great work. I will be ordering your flash cards! Many thanks.”

“Any of Libman Education’s courses are worth time and cost. Always walk away with a useable, clarity or reinforcement of subject matter.”

“I just wanted to let you know that the articles written by Lynn are a great help. I read them all the time and learn something new each time. Please let her know what a fine job she does.” — Kira G., RHIT, IP Coder III

“Lynn always has a way of getting the information across in a simple, understandable way!” — Janice N.

“Just heard Gail and Lynne’s PCS workshop – fantastic information and terrific speakers!!” — Jacqueline F., RHIT, CCS, DRG Validation Specialist


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