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ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Coding of Vascular Procedures Using Guideline B4.1c in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what […]

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ICD-10-PCS Pediatric Coding: Balloon Atrial Septostomy

ICD-10-PCS Pediatric Coding: Balloon Atrial Septostomy

Until the implementation of the 2018 code set, this procedure cannot be accurately coded in ICD-10-PCS because the percutaneous approach is not available. From 2015 to 2017, the correct coding is repair of the atrial septum, which sounds incorrect. The septum needs to be …

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Coronary Artery Bifurcation in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, but truly understanding what […]

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletion of External Approach for Breast Tissue Procedures in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the […]

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ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletions of Upper and Lower Artery Bifurcations

ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletions of Upper and Lower Artery Bifurcations

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Code Set for FY 2020: Deletions of Upper and Lower Artery Bifurcations in this free, brief presentation.   Now available! FY 2020 ICD-10 Code Updates by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn “Anyone can read what the changes are, […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA ICD-10-PCS FY2020 brings us another different way to complete the process of epidermal autografting – a new method called cell suspension technique. Let’s compare this new technique to the other ways the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, can be grafted from the patient’s own skin. The cell […]

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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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Why is Pediatric ICD-10-PCS Coding Different from Adult?

Why is Pediatric ICD-10-PCS Coding Different from Adult?

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA If you are a coder in a pediatric setting, you know that pediatrics is just different from adult medicine. This is especially true in surgical procedures. Adult surgery frequently deals with fixing degeneration or trauma; things that happen to a person. Pediatric surgery often deals with complex reconstructions […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Let’s Solve the Coronary Artery Bifurcation Issue

ICD-10-PCS: Let’s Solve the Coronary Artery Bifurcation Issue

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA First things first. A bifurcation is like a fork in the road. Webster says that a bifurcation is “the point or area at which something divides into two branches or parts or the point at which bifurcating occurs.” Here are two examples as shown in the drawings. Bifurcated […]

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Coding of Amputations in ICD-10-PCS: Detachment Documentation

Coding of Amputations in ICD-10-PCS: Detachment Documentation

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Coding the root operation of Detachment when the surgeon doesn’t document the ICD-10-PCS terminology of high, mid, or low amputations can be a challenge. Physicians don’t need to document these words, but they do need to give the coder enough documentation to know where the amputation took place. […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Fogarty Catheters Require a Different Approach

ICD-10-PCS: Fogarty Catheters Require a Different Approach

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Fogarty catheters are different than other thrombectomy catheters, such as stent retrievers or aspiration catheters. Because of the differences, the approach which must be assigned to code accurately in ICD-10-PCS is also different. A Fogarty catheter enters the vessel through a cut-down because it contains a guidewire and […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Guideline B4.1c — Where is the Furthest Site?

ICD-10-PCS: Guideline B4.1c — Where is the Furthest Site?

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA I never thought much about the “furthest anatomical site” until ICD-10-PCS Guideline B4.1c was added for 2018. This guideline says that when a procedure is performed on a continuous section of a tubular body part, we assign the body part that corresponds to the furthest anatomical site from […]

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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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ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Thrombectomy of Lower Extremity

ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Thrombectomy of Lower Extremity

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS Vascular Coding: Thrombectomy of Lower Extremity as updated for FY 2018 in this free, brief presentation. Learn more from Lynn! Master the FY 2019 ICD-10 code changes with the NEW ICD-10 Code Updates. Learn more here.

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