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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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SMA/Intestinal Angiography

SMA/Intestinal Angiography

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries. […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 3: CDI Challenges

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 3: CDI Challenges

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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4 Steps to Making the Most of Those Aha! Moments in Coding

4 Steps to Making the Most of Those Aha! Moments in Coding

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I You know those moments when all of a sudden everything you have been learning suddenly becomes crystal clear? You have a sensation of profound insight or discovery. You wonder how it is that you hadn’t seen it before. Those are Aha moments. It takes time and concerted […]

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Graft-Versus-Host Disease versus Coder

Graft-Versus-Host Disease versus Coder

by Andrea Houghton, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP My last blog post discussed how bone marrow and stem cell transplants are both essentially stem cell transplants; the difference is just where the stem cells come from. As a reminder: if the stem cells are collected from bone marrow, the procedure is a bone marrow transplant […]

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Libman Education Launches Upgraded Website with Enhanced Product Navigation

Designed to help visitors more efficiently explore its extensive catalog of HIM/medical coding course and product offerings and to enhance student experience BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – April 9, 2018 – Libman Education has announced the launch of an upgraded version of its website, designed to help visitors more efficiently explore its extensive catalog of HIM/medical coding course […]

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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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Three Steps to Prepare for the RHIA/RHIT exams

Three Steps to Prepare for the RHIA/RHIT exams

by Anjellica Williams, RHIA, CCA Preparing for the RHIA/RHIT exam can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Step 1: The first step is meeting academic requirements and attending a program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. (Accredited programs information can be found on the AHIMA […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2017): Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure

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 “Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure.” (Running time: 6:18) […]

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