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2019 novel coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

I know we have all been following the news reports about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The World Health Organization has declared it a Public Health Emergency of […]

BMI can’t stand alone

January 27th, 2020 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

It is easy to get into a habit of coding diagnosis codes without contemplating the reason behind using the code. I have noticed this particularly with the utilization of the […]

Feeling SAD: Diagnosing and treating the winter blues

January 22nd, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

I live in the Midwest, and every year around this time I can feel the winter blues coming on. It’s been really cold since November and we’ve had plenty of […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2019

December 18th, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

Behind the code: Homelessness Z59.0

December 4th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I was on an internal 3M call recently, listening to the engineers as they were developing ICD-10 codes for the Z59 series—problems related to housing and economic circumstances.  Coincidentally, my […]

ICD-10 coding for vaping and e-cigarette related illness

November 22nd, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Vaping has become a very hot topic recently, due to the rapid increase of patients showing up at physicians’ offices and ERs with lung injuries.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

Coding mitral valve disease

November 15th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Last month, I wrote about accurate coding for aortic valve disease. This month, we’ll look at coding for mitral valve disease. The mitral valve is located in the left side […]

It’s fall and the 2020 ICD-10 changes have arrived

November 6th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

The coders version of the fall equinox has arrived with 2020 ICD-10 changes taking effect as of October 1. While mother nature herself is cooling down and we all get […]

HCPCS update reminder: Billing for amniotic membrane

October 18th, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

It’s that time of year, coders, when many of us are attending webinars on 2020 Coding updates. For outpatient hospital coders and CDM staff, this will include ICD-10-CM/PCS as well […]

Coding aortic valve disease

October 9th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

There are four valves in the heart that separate either the heart chambers from each other, or separate blood flow from heart blood flow.  They are, in the left heart, […]

ICD-10-PCS stocktaking discussion at the September C&M meeting

September 18th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Classification systems like ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are all about trade-offs—balancing the ongoing need for new levels of detail with the increasing complexity of the classification. PCS has its own unique […]

ICD-10-PCS root operations, the Definitional Lameness Scale, and the One Ring

September 11th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Way back in the early days of ICD-10-PCS development, “root operation” was defined as “the objective of the procedure.” As definitions go, “the objective of the procedure” is about a […]