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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 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 […]

HIMagine That: The New Year and ICD-11

December 22nd, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Happy Holidays, Sue! In the spirit of the season, here’s a gift for you — some information about ICD-11 that I learned at the recent ICD-11 Revision Conference in […]

Should we fear change?

December 7th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

When it comes to regulatory changes, do we still have anything left to fear?  Oh sure, there are all kinds of changes coming for us, like the merit-based incentive payment […]

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 […]

The ICD-10 comment period and the appeal of ordinary

November 23rd, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

“Life goes on, having nowhere else to go.” – Diane Ackerman, The Moon by Whale Light These days, in the aftermath of the most discomfiting election season of my life, […]

WEDI comments on ICD-10 Guideline 19

November 21st, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I promised follow-up on Guideline 19, so I want to share what I have read recently. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) published an issue brief on October 21, […]

ICD-10 adds more detail on the social determinants of health

November 16th, 2016 / By Paul LaBrec

The requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last fall to begin coding healthcare claims for reimbursement using the International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Revision (ICD-10) has greatly […]

To specify or not to specify – that is the question

November 11th, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Sue, do you know how many unspecified codes there are in ICD-10-CM? Sue: No, haven’t had time to count them!  Why do you ask? Donna: Well, as you know, […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Updated coding guideline A.15 “With”

October 31st, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

A 47-year-old patient was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of an ulcer at the base of his left great toe. Patient has a history of diabetes mellitus, […]

Just a little fender bender? How coding changes affect readmission scores

October 12th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

So, that minor fender bender? When you take your car into the shop, sometimes there is much more damage under the fender than previously thought. Sometimes changes to the official […]

Are ICD-10-CM coding guideline 19 and clinical validity diametrically opposed?

October 7th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Cheryl Manchenton, Donna Smith, RHIA

Cheryl:  Hey fellow bloggers, have you heard what people are saying about the new ICD-10-CM coding guideline 19? Sue: I’ve heard a few things. . . Donna: There’s certainly a […]