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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 a Difference A Day Makes”-The coding changes and rules affecting quality

August 24th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

I had the pleasure of attending another couple of conferences lately where I heard some whispered statements such as “Did you hear about all the new codes? Who needs this […]

HIMagine That: Non-OR procedures

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

Donna: Hi Sue. Have you had a chance to read through the FY 2017 Final Rule since our last chat? Sue: I haven’t read all 2,434 pages if that’s what […]

ICD-10 and good government

August 15th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

My years of posting blog diatribes against the politics behind the ICD-10 implementation saga may have sent a confusing message regarding government (as distinguished from politics), so I would like […]

The ICD-10 saga—Lost years and hard lessons

August 10th, 2016 / By Richard Averill, MS

The August issue of the Journal of AHIMA features an article by Sue Bowman that chronicles the dire predictions of negative consequences that would ensue if the antiquated 30-year-old ICD-9-CM […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: The root operation Control

July 28th, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION A 72-year-old male presented to the Same Day Surgery unit of a local hospital for an aortogram with bilateral lower extremity run-off to investigate the feasibility of an […]

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.