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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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update: Coding Clinic Guidance for ICD-10

(Running time: 5:33) 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 “Coding Clinic Guidance for ICD-10.” Read more

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Breathe Easy: Coding Respiratory Failure in the Inpatient Setting

Breathe Easy: Coding Respiratory Failure in the Inpatient Setting

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC

Respiratory failure is a condition in which not enough oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood. The body’s organs, such as heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. It can also occur if the lungs cannot properly remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from the blood. Too much carbon dioxide in the blood can harm the body’s organs. Read more

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Breathe Easy: Coding Respiratory Failure in the Inpatient Setting

Breathe Easy: Coding Respiratory Failure in the Inpatient Setting

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC

Respiratory failure is a condition in which not enough oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood. The body’s organs, such as heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. It can also occur if the lungs cannot properly remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from the blood. Too much carbon dioxide in the blood can harm the body’s organs. Read more

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Goal-setting for the New Year

Goal-setting for the New Year

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

Happy New Year! We’re well into the first month of this new year and what a different year this is – at least for the HIM profession! This year there’s no ICD-10 implementation hanging over our heads; no major projects to conquer and no deadlines to meet. On the personal side of things, many of us marked 2015 with an achievement such as earning a degree, completing a training certificate, or achieving a credential or trainer designation.

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Coders: Have You Made the PCS-brain Exchange?

Coders: Have You Made the PCS-brain Exchange?

by Angela Lehoux, CCS

If you’re reading this, congratulations!!! You have survived the first month of ICD-10! Give yourself a pat on the back and your coworker a high-five. Even a little happy dance is allowed. Why not, right? Letting go of ICD-9 had been such an anticipated event for me. I couldn’t wait for it to go.

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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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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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