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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2019): ECMO

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2019): ECMO

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 (Q2 2019): ECMO” 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 recent issues […]

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Libman Education Announces Financial Support Program for FY2020 Code Update Courses

Qualified Candidates eligible for discounts for courses written by nationally recognized Coding Experts Lynn Kuehn and Gail Smith BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 30, 2019 – Libman Education announces the Award10 financial support program to provide discounts to qualified candidates purchasing education related to the changes in the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code systems for fiscal […]

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Libman Education Releases Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Guidelines Course

“Instruction in correct application of ICD-10-CM codes” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 23, 2019 – Libman Education has released an online course on ICD-10-CM Guidelines, providing a comprehensive review and explanation of select guideline topics to improve understanding and accuracy in application. Titled ICD-10-CM: Selected Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the course is authored by Barry […]

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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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Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP Inpatient rehab coding has always presented a challenge for HIM coders, even the ones that have many years of coding experience. Coding in an Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) setting is not limited to choosing ICD-10-CM codes. It also involves selecting the appropriate impairment group code (IGC), pairing it with the […]

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Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting: Registration Now Open for September 11-12, 2018

Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting: Registration Now Open for September 11-12, 2018

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Baltimore is the place to be “in the know” in September! The Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12, at the CMS offices in Baltimore, Maryland. And you can attend for free! The C&M meeting is […]

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ICD-10-CM Coding of Infections Following a Procedure for FY2019

ICD-10-CM Coding of Infections Following a Procedure for FY2019

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The most challenging change for diagnosis coding in FY2019 is the large subject of infections following procedure. This change involves both obstetrical surgical wounds and all other surgical wounds; as well as sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock following procedures. In addition to new and updated codes in […]

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Hierarchical Condition Categories Driving Demand for Accurate Coding

Hierarchical Condition Categories Driving Demand for Accurate Coding

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Even though the Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been around since 2004, the interest in this categorization methodology by coding professionals is relatively recent. Used by Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and risk sharing programs, HCCs serve as the basis of defining the complexity of the mix of patients […]

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“The King’s Evil” in the ICD-10-CM Index?

“The King’s Evil” in the ICD-10-CM Index?

by Andrea Houghton, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP I recently had the privilege of attending an exhibition about the English monarch Charles II at the Queen’s Gallery in London, England. After a long Civil War in England from 1649-1660, when Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, there were some interesting ideas about […]

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Get Off the Edit Merry-Go-Round

Get Off the Edit Merry-Go-Round

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA If working the edit list from your state reporting agency makes you feel like you’re on a merry-go-round, it may be time to offer them your help in refining their external cause code submission requirements. Chapter 19, Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes is a […]

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HCTec Selects Coding Expert Lynn Kuehn’s ICD-10-CM and -PCS Code Updates for 423 Staff Members

HCTec Selects Coding Expert Lynn Kuehn’s ICD-10-CM and -PCS Code Updates for 423 Staff Members

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – September 29, 2016 – HCTec headquartered in Franklin, TN – one of the largest companies in the HIT and HIM staffing market – announced the selection of Libman Education’s ICD-10-CM and -PCS Code Updates – Annotated By Lynn Kuehn as its online training solution for 423 staff members to prepare for the critical FY 2017 ICD-10 updates.

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update: Heart Failure With …

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update: Heart Failure With …

(Running time: 2:45) To help coders and organizations, Libman Education offers a series of videos by Barry Libman providing in-depth discussion of selected coding advice and clarifications from recent issues of Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Coding Clinic, published by AHA Central Office, is the official publication endorsed by … Read more

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Libman Education Releases Effective Learning Resources to Aid Medical Coders with ICD-10 Implementation

Resource tools save time and increase productivity BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – October 17, 2013 – Libman Education has released learning aids to assist medical coders with ICD-10 implementation. The aids are useful to new users of ICD-10 by providing simple and direct “need to know” information about the new coding system. The learning aids include an […]

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4Medapproved Distributes Libman Education’s ICD-10-CM Training Course by National ICD-10 Expert

Libman Education resells 4Medapproved’s Meaningful Use training course  BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – September 12, 2013 – 4Medapproved, a leading provider of online health IT education and certifications, has partnered with Libman Education to distribute Libman Education’s online, self-paced course ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals. Libman Education is also reselling 4Medapproved’s online self-paced course, Certified Meaningful Use Professional […]

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Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) Approves Anatomy & Physiology for Coders Course for 23 CEU Credits

Course provides training to help radiology coders prepare for ICD-10  BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 1, 2013 – The Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB), a radiology coding credentialing organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), has approved Libman Education’s online Anatomy & Physiology for Coders course for 23 CEU Credits. This marks the […]

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