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Coding and Classification

Straight from our coding experts, the latest regulatory guidelines and best practice tips for anyone who thinks in alphanumeric characters.

What are codes for anyway?

February 22nd, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

I don’t know about you guys, but around this time of year, when it seems like spring will never come again, ever, the restless imp in my head starts questioning […]

Infographic: 3M 360 Encompass System

Does using the 3M 360 Encompass System mean an improved case mix index? Find out in our new infographic.

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HIMagine that: Guideline 19 revisited

February 6th, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]

Collaborating with kindness

February 3rd, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton

As you all know, I am a fairly opinionated blogger.  As a person who takes pride in what I do, I certainly can become easily defensive when someone challenges my […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Coding of supervision of high-risk pregnancy on inpatient records

January 30th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. A patient with history of a stillbirth was […]

Case Study: Uncovering reimbursement opportunities & compliance risk

See how one organization advanced its coding & reimbursement processes & established effective clinical documentation practices for IP & OP services.

Important changes to CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) 220.4 for mammograms

January 16th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In 2017, AMA CPT® expired several codes for mammograms – 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056 and 77057. They replaced the expired codes with 77065, 77066 and 77067 effective January 1, 2017.  […]

Man vs. the Machine

January 11th, 2017 / By Clarissa George

The game of chess made history in 1997 when the IBM computer called Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Garry Kasparov. Deep Blue was not always better than a […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

January 6th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. Assign ICD-10 diagnosis code(s) and PCS procedure codes […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2016

December 29th, 2016

Happy New Year and thank you to all our readers! Before we officially start 2017, catch up on five of Inside Angle’s most read blogs of 2016: Overcoming skepticism about […]

Reason for visit diagnosis clarified by CMS

December 16th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

For years (literally), there have been differing opinions on how the reason for visit diagnosis should be reported. As far back as 2007 (that I am aware of) CMS and […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Epilepsy with status epilepticus

November 30th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. CHALLENGE QUESTION A 10-year-old male with history of […]