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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.

ICD-10: What Control is not

July 18th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

Warning: This blog may be pretty heavy going for non-coders. Possible side effects include, but are not limited to, uncontrolled eye-rolling, heavy-sigh-induced hypoxemia, facial tics and persistent vegetative state. If […]

ICD-10 and DRG shifts: Your questions answered

July 11th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, Donna Smith, RHIA

Cheryl:  So Donna, I have been getting a lot of questions from clients about ICD-10-CM and PCS lately. I was in elementary school when the last code switch occurred.  Can […]

HIMagine That: In control with ICD-10

July 6th, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna:  Hi, Sue – how was your 4th of July holiday weekend? Sue:  Full of fireworks and time with my family. Hope yours was good as well! Donna:  I had […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Opioid induced constipation

June 29th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION A 65 year-old male was admitted to the hospital with an acute myocardial infarction of left anterior descending coronary artery. The patient was in cardiogenic shock and an […]

Conference takeways: Quality, outpatient CDI, ICD-10 and the real world

June 22nd, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

I have been quite deficient in blog posts over the previous couple of months.  This is partially due to the work involved in preparing my presentations for the recent 3M […]

HIMagine That: Specificity unrecognized

June 6th, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! I saw you at the ACDIS conference last week. How were the sessions you  attended? Sue: Really good – I liked the diversity and range of topics […]

Article: What’s next for ICD-10?

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Now that the code freeze is over, big changes are coming to ICD-10.

Breaking down the upcoming ICD-10 update

May 27th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Now that we’ve all memorized ICD-10 diagnosis coding and are speeding through our work, we have some updates to content with. I know, me neither. Last month I wrote about […]

ICD-10 after the code freeze: Finally, the ice is breaking

May 25th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

In an earlier blog, I said it is a common misconception that ICD-10-CM/PCS is brand spanking new. But it isn’t. It is unused. Just as putting meat in the freezer […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Aspergillosis

May 2nd, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Sue Belley is back from 3M’s Client Experience Summit and catching up on her work. In the meantime, her colleague Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of […]

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 […]