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Coding and Classification

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

Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

ICD-10: What’ll it be, lumping or splitting?

September 20th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

You may have heard the terms lumping and splitting applied to medical records coding, or maybe to the analysis of coded data. Whether we’re producing coded data or analyzing it, […]

Infographic: Navigating the coder shortage

If you’re facing rising backlogs, increased denials or additional compliance risks, this infographic can help you navigate your way back to coding accuracy and efficiency.

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2018 ICD-10 code updates for pregnancy: Pick a side

September 15th, 2017 / By Allison Morgan

September has finally arrived and with it comes the start of fall.  For those of us in health care, it also signifies our own version of a New Year…for ICD-10 […]

Webinar: Sepsis denials management

With Donna Smith, RHIA

Also featuring Krysten Brooks, RN, this webinar reviews the definition of sepsis and how to manage sepsis claims denials.

Webinar: How clinical validity affects quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.

Coder variability: A closer look at measuring CAC

September 1st, 2017 / By Jessica Clive

When I began college a few years ago, my parents used it as an opportunity to reminisce about their own college experiences. As they did so, I recognized the conveniences […]

Are you prepared for the solar eclipse…injury coding?

August 18th, 2017 / By Lisa Lanier

Are you ready for Monday’s solar eclipse? Are you in the path of totality? What time does it start in your area? Do you have your solar viewing glasses? What […]

2018 ICD-10 code update exercise: Consider the audience

August 11th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I am a member of a team that works directly with CMS on the yearly code update process for their National Coverage Determination policies (NCDs). Our team accesses, refines and […]

Article: Coders Beware: CMS Surgical Audits Began July 1

With Barbara Aubry, RN

3M’s Barbara Aubry urges coders to provide adequate clinical documentation to support CPT code 99024.

More questions than answers

August 2nd, 2017 / By Jason Mark

One of the things I most enjoy about the team I work with is that we get to ask a lot of questions and then we try to figure out […]

Revisiting E/M coding based on time

July 28th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Recently, I received a question from a reader concerned about a provider coding counseling/coordination of care for the majority of the higher level new patient visits as well as the […]