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From 3M Health Information Systems


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.

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 […]

CMS Releases Clarifications to NCDs and LCDs

December 7th, 2015 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I feel a bit like January, 2000 – much ado about little. Looks like (so far) ICD-10 is a go. I’m not saying there haven’t been bumps in the road, […]

Article: Doctors, hospitals now have expanded roster of codes

With JaeLynn Williams

Do ICD-10 codes for “pecked by a turkey” have a purpose beyond a little Thanksgiving holiday humor? JaeLynn Williams, President of 3M Health Information Systems, says yes, it’s a matter […]

Article: Achieving and sustaining ICD-10 success

With Sue Belley, RHIA

Now that the ICD-10 go-live date has come and gone, it’s time to look at performance and process improvement activities. Susan Belley, 3M Clinical Content Manager, discusses five key focus […]

Coast to coast with ICD-10

November 23rd, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

We’re now almost two months into ICD-10. I’ve been, literally, coast to coast during that time and have asked everyone how their transition is going. To my surprise, regardless of […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Legionnaire’s disease

November 18th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has plagued residents of the South Bronx area of New York City this summer. At least 12 people have died from the disease […]

ICD-10: No news is good news

November 13th, 2015 / By Rhonda Butler

It seems that wishes are not just for fairy tales, they can come true after all. So far, it looks like the wish for an uneventful ICD-10 transition is a […]

Webinar: Reach your goals with outsourced coding

What are your current outsourced coding goals? Ed Lowry presents the state of the industry now that ICD-10 has arrived.

ICD-10: One month in

October 30th, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

October 1, 2015 has come and gone. I didn’t really expect everything to come to a screeching halt, as warned during the anticipation of Y2K. I did, however, expect that […]