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ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Three Ways to Correctly Code Summer Burns in ICD-10-CM

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR.

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

With the Right Preparation ICD-10 Updates Can Increase Revenue

The next wave of the ICD-10 transition may help Organizations increase revenue through higher level of specificity in claim submission.  The key to this success is driven by continuous monitoring of coding accuracy.

Topics: ICD-10, Audit, Coding

Rise of the Super Coder: HIM Professionals in Clinical Documentation Improvement

Posted by Pamela Hess

In today’s shifting healthcare landscape, the evolving disciplines of HIM, clinical documentation improvement and healthcare informatics are merging.  The recent implementation of ICD-10 offers additional opportunities to further specify the patient’s condition that enhances provider communication as well as accurate reimbursement.  As risk base insurance models increase, many organizations are in the process of expanding their clinical documentation improvement efforts in order to drive optimized revenue and compliance.

Topics: ICD-10, CDI, Coding

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: General Surgery Pearls of Wisdom

Posted by Melissa McLeod

Hello to everyone in ICD-10 land!  In my past blogs I have focused on the specialty specific areas of coding where confusion exists, but let's face it, a large part of what we code every day is in the area of General Surgery, which poses its own set of unique challenges.  So many guidelines and let’s not forget the selection of the root operation, body system, body part, device, biopsy and the list goes on.  I am a big advocate of getting back to the basics so let’s start there and review some starting points.

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: OB/GYN Multiple Gestations

Last month, we discussed OB/GYN coding as part of our ICD-10 Quick Tips blog series.  This week, we will continue our discussion of OB/GYN coding and focus on coding of multiple gestations.  In our past life (ICD-9!) we did not have too many options to capture this data, but ICD-10 certainly took care of that for us!  We now have new coding concepts to address and apply, so let’s take a look at one of the biggest changes involving multiple gestation coding.  Once again, I want to start with some basic information which is critical for understanding this concept of coding.

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: OB/GYN Episodes of Care and Complications

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10.  We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

The subject matter for this series is currated based on the trending topics in our online question and answer system which services over 1,200 of our HIM professionals.  Our Subject Matter Experts have an average of 20 years of experience and are considered leaders in their field. 

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Melissa McLeod, CDIP, CCDS, CCS, CPC, CPC-1, and AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. 

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Neurology Coding Snippets!

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10.  We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

The subject matter for this series is currated based on the trending topics in our online question and answer system which services over 1,200 of our HIM professionals.  Our Subject Matter Experts have an average of 20 years of experience and are considered leaders in their field. 

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Melissa McLeod, CDIP, CCDS, CCS, CPC, CPC-1, and AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. 

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

CASE STUDY: Navigate New Code Sets with Managed Coding

April 1st officially marks six months since the transition to ICD-10.  While we’ve had six months to adapt to the effects of the new coding set, we only have six more before the continued expansion of the ICD code set takes effect when the partial freeze on updates implemented by CMS is lifted.  This expansion will introduce another 1,900 diagnostic codes, 3,651 inpatient procedure codes, and 487 revised code titles.  Come October 1st 2016, the HIM industry will again experience sweeping changes in medical coding making highly trained medical coders more desirable and the “great coder shortage” more daunting.  

Topics: Outsourcing, ICD-10, Coding

ICD-10 Quick Tips: Aneurysm vs. Pseudoaneurysm

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10.  We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

The subject matter for this series is currated based on the trending topics in our online question and answer system which services over 1,200 of our HIM professionals.  Our Subject Matter Experts have an average of 20 years of experience and are considered leaders in their field. 

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Melissa McLeod, CDIP, CCDS, CCS, CPC, CPC-1, and AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. 

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Let's Talk Fusion!

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10.  We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

The subject matter for this series is currated based on the trending topics in our online question and answer system which services over 1,200 of our HIM professionals.  Our Subject Matter Experts have an average of 20 years of experience and are considered leaders in their field. 

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Melissa McLeod, CDIP, CCDS, CCS, CPC, CPC-1, andAHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. 

Topics: ICD-10, Coding