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Practical know-how from 3M’s ICD-10 experts to help you succeed under ICD-10 – and capitalize on all that ICD-10 coded data.

HIMagine That: New definitions for sepsis and septic shock

April 20th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, have you been reading about the new definitions for sepsis and septic shock, and the new clinical guidance for physicians about diagnosing sepsis in their patients? Sue: Yes, I […]

Details on the new ICD-10 codes

April 4th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

We are now six months into using ICD-10-CM.  By most accounts, the transition, which was delayed repeatedly, went pretty smoothly.  The code set of around 68,000 codes has been frozen […]

What happens in ICD-10-PCS stays in ICD-10-PCS: Understanding the device value, part 3 of 3

March 31st, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

In part 2 we talked about the Mississippi Mud rule, an informal notion about how the device works in PCS that can get you mired in confusion when it comes […]

What happens in ICD-10-PCS stays in ICD-10-PCS: Understanding the device value, part 2 of 3

March 30th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

In the first part of this blogatribe, we got the basic principle of the device value under our collective belt. The principle, recapped: the sixth axis is a way of […]

What happens in ICD-10-PCS stays in ICD-10-PCS: Understanding the device value

March 25th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

A device value and a device are not the same thing The heading for each axis in the seven axis PCS table is self-referential. What does that mean? It means […]

HIMagine That! Are you accurately reporting underdosing?

March 9th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, it has been way too long. What’ve you been up to? Sue: I’ve been auditing a lot of ICD-10 documentation and coding post go-live. Donna: Same here – […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: IVC filter complication

February 29th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION A 62-year old female presented to the Emergency Room with a chief complaint of chest pain. During workup, the patient was found to have non-sustained runs of ventricular […]

How are my numbers? Analyzing your CAC data – Part 2

February 17th, 2016 / By Jason Mark

In my last blog, I discussed the importance of making valid data comparisons when trying to analyze the impact of computer-assisted coding. I used my own experience in charting my […]

A matrix, The Matrix, and ICD-10-PCS

February 10th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

The word “matrix” has lots of definitions, and three of the most common ones all describe an aspect of ICD-10-PCS (PCS for short). I know…why bother with yet another blog […]

ICD-10: The end, the beginning

January 27th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

Out with the old, etc. I hope 2015 saw the end of some ICD-10 habits we need to break—and 2016 is the beginning of […]

ICD-10 and the changing role of the healthcare technologist

January 22nd, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

As a technologist, I can recall with some detail the anxiety and friction around the year 2000. The technology industry was in a state of panic driven by speculation that […]

Counting down the top 5 blogs of 2015

December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year to all our readers! Before the ball drops in Times Square, catch up on five of our most read blogs of the year: “What you don’t know […]