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A Few Thoughts on Documentation and Coding of Methadone Maintenance

A Few Thoughts on Documentation and Coding of Methadone Maintenance

by Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS As a coding professional and one responsible for education of coders and CDI, I care deeply about the accuracy and completeness of documentation. Our ultimate goal is clinical truth, not DRG optimization. Some clinical truths are easier to reflect than others. A client recently approached us with a problem. […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues, discuss “ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction” in this free, brief presentation.   Listen to Barry’s Coding Clinic Update in its entirety for in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): Pseudogout of Knee

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): Pseudogout of Knee

Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, President of Libman Education and a nationally-recognized authority on coding and reimbursement issues for long term acute care hospitals, discuss “ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q3 2018): Pseudogout of Knee” in this free, brief presentation.   Want more?  Barry’s Coding Clinic Commentary provides in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from AHA […]

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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Not a Device?

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Not a Device?

by Sandy Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS The AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, Second Quarter 2018, pg. 3, has provided clarification and further advice about the coding of an IABP. Information was originally published in Coding Clinic Third Quarter 2013. In First Quarter 2017, pg. 10, coding specialists were instructed that: • Guidance for external […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2017): Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure

Coding Clinic provides specific information and guidelines that are helpful for determining proper coding. In the latest available presentation in the series, Barry Libman discusses “Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure.” (Running time: 6:18) […]

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