Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: Coding and Classification

Straight from our coding experts, the latest regulatory guidelines and best practice tips for anyone who thinks in alphanumeric characters.

Implementing CMS rule for 2019 – Evaluation and Management guidelines

February 15th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

One of the things that makes Tom Brady a great quarterback is his ability to think downfield. He’s not just thinking about the current play, but considering all the plays […]

Webinar: Reduce HACs to boost quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In this webinar, 3M quality expert Cheryl Manchenton will discuss the latest HAC regulatory updates and penalties and examine the clinical impact on your hospitals and your patients.

TIA vs. CVA and preventive measures for both

January 28th, 2019 / By Kelly Long, CPC

Strokes, or more specifically cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) run in my family, with both parents experiencing them before the age of 65. Seeing what my loved ones have experienced, as well […]

Winter injuries: Documenting to tell the story

January 25th, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Welcome 2019! For me, this time of year means mostly freezing temperatures and snow, but I have Scandinavian blood and remind myself it’s the life I choose. I live in […]

Differing perspectives of the medical record

January 21st, 2019 / By Sheldon Barlow

The medical record is unique because it is written for various reasons and looked at from various perspectives. It is not only a written representation of a face-to-face medical interaction […]

Revisiting modifier 25

January 16th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Since the Final Rule for 2019 averted the threat of reduced payment for professional services concerning the -25 modifier, I thought revisiting this troublesome modifier would be a good idea. […]

Extra codes vs. creeping complexity in the ICD-10-PCS tables

January 11th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Geek alert: If you are one of those people who don’t want to know how sausages and legislation are made, you may want to skip this blog. It is pretty […]

Migraines part 2: Rescue and prevention treatments

January 4th, 2019 / By Debra Jones, CPC

In my blog last month, Migraines Part 1: Seriously… It’s not just a headache, I provided some basic information about the seven basic types of migraines, causes and triggers and […]

Looking back at 2018: A coding analyst’s perspective

December 27th, 2018 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

Where did the year go? December is almost over, and January is around the corner. It seems like we just welcomed in 2018. It was while doing a recap of […]

CMS clarifies the CC & ROS documentation changes for E/M services for 2019

December 19th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Yesterday, I saw a new release from CMS clarifying documentation requirements for E/M services in 2019. Little has changed about the data that needs to be collected, but there has […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year:    “CPT […]

Migraines part 1: Seriously…It’s not just a headache

December 12th, 2018 / By Debra Jones, CPC

I am a migraineur| \mē-gre-ˈnər or mī-grā-ˈnər\. Merriam-Webster’s definition of a migraineur is an individual who experiences migraines. To me the word sounds like a cross between migraine and entrepreneur: […]