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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.

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 […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Dr. Bob: “The father of ICD-10-PCS”

January 25th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

Dr. Robert Mullin passed away on Friday, January 20. A sad day for all of us. Dr. Bob was one of the clearest, toughest, most visionary thinkers it has ever […]

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, […]