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Attn CDI Specialists: Coding as a “Second Language”

Attn CDI Specialists: Coding as a “Second Language”

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC It is helpful sometimes to think of coding as a language. The language consists of the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code sets primarily. This language of coding has rules, similar to grammar, that govern how it is used and applied. It also has inconsistencies and internal conflicts, much […]

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Hydrocephalus and Types of Shunts (Issues in Pediatric Procedure Coding)

Hydrocephalus and Types of Shunts (Issues in Pediatric Procedure Coding)

(Running time: 3:21) Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss Hydrocephalus and Types of Shunts (Issues in Pediatric Procedure Coding) in this free, brief presentation.

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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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