Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR) in ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR) in ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding

(Running time: 01:00) Nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR) in ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding. Excerpted from Lynn’s course ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding.

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Lynn Kuehn provides a thorough understanding of PCS coding for Pediatrics and Spinal Procedures, plus Code Updates in Learn From Lynn Workshops

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – June 22, 2017 – Libman Education has teamed with Lynn Kuehn, a nationally recognized authority on medical coding, to provide new on-location training for coders. The Learn from Lynn LIVE! training event will consist of three separate programs on complex topics of particular interest to coders: Pediatric Coding, ICD-10-PCS Update for FY2018, and Coding Spinal Procedures.

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ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flashcard and Coding Guideline Pairs Part 4: the Black and Turquoise Cards

ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flashcard and Coding Guideline Pairs Part 4: the Black and Turquoise Cards

Guideline B3.3 is applied in those cases where a procedure is discontinued before any other root operation is performed. In these cases, this guideline tells us to code to inspection of the body part …

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ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flashcard and Coding Guideline Pairs Part 3: the Purple and Fuchsia Cards

ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flashcard and Coding Guideline Pairs Part 3: the Purple and Fuchsia Cards

I hope the journey through the flashcard/guideline pairs has been rewarding for you so far. Next, we’ll look at the purple and fuchsia pairs. They’re straightforward, but I must admit one of the guidelines that pairs with the fuchsia card made me stop and take a…

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New Courses on ICD-10 Coding Released (Advance Healthcare Network)

New Courses on ICD-10 Coding Released (Advance Healthcare Network)

To help coders master two difficult areas of ICD-10-PCS coding, Libman Education has released courses on Orthopedic Procedure Coding and Cardiovascular Procedure Coding authored by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, according to a press release from Libman Education. Read more

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Libman Education Releases Courses on Mastering Coding of Complex Orthopedic & Cardiovascular Procedures in ICD-10-PCS

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 15, 2016 – To help coders master two very difficult areas of ICD-10-PCS coding, Libman Education has released courses on Orthopedic Procedure Coding and Cardiovascular Procedure Coding authored by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA. The courses, titled ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding and ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding, include Lynn’s unique approach to … Read more

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The Elusive Body Part Key

The Elusive Body Part Key

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

The body part key is a translation table found within the ICD-10-PCS code set. It provides the body part name in the PCS table that is associated with a very specific or unusual body part which is not identified in the tables. I like to think of it as a coding consistency tool that helps all PCS coders classify body parts in the same way. Read more

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Let’s Take It Down – ICD-10-PCS Coding of Ostomy Closure

Let’s Take It Down – ICD-10-PCS Coding of Ostomy Closure

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Who knew Ostomy closure, or take down, would cause so much confusion. Ostomies are created by re-routing a tubular body part to the outside of the body and are coded to the root operation of Bypass. But, what happens when the patient no longer needs the ostomy?

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Libman Education Releases, “Learn from Lynn: ICD-10-PCS Quick Consult” To Help Clarify the Complex Issues of Advanced ICD-10-PCS Coding

To help medical coders better understand the complex ICD-10-PCS coding system, Libman Education has released a series of instructional modules (each worth 1 AHIMA CEU) presented by Lynn Kuehn, an ICD-10-PCS course author and nationally recognized coding expert. Read more

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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Complicated Spinal Fusions: Qualifier J, Posterior Approach to Anterior Column

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Complicated Spinal Fusions: Qualifier J, Posterior Approach to Anterior Column

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Use of qualifier J is the biggest challenge I’ve found when teaching spinal fusions. At first glance, it just doesn’t seem to make sense. How can you come from the posterior (back side) of the patient and end up on the anterior (front side) of the spinal column when the spinal cord is in the way?

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