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.

Do you have policies and procedures for interpreting coding guidelines?

November 7th, 2018 / By Sheldon Barlow

Through my work as an auditor and clinical documentation improvement consultant, I have seen firsthand how healthcare organizations are structured and operate. While every organization is unique, they all have […]

It’s time to step up our ICD-10 education for providers

November 2nd, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Our many customers send us comments about payer actions and […]

Evaluation and management has come full circle

October 31st, 2018 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I have been in the highly regulated healthcare industry for all my adult life—27 years to be exact. Part of what I love about being in health care is the […]

Article: Coding Corner: Getting Specific With Unlisted CPT Codes

With Karla VonEschen, CPC

Correct use of unlisted CPT codes is one of the more confusing aspects of CPT coding for both coders and physicians. In her article, Karla VonEschen provides guidance.

Webinar: New IPPS update drives changes for quality initiatives

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Want to make sure you are up-to-speed on FY 2019 ICD-10-CM coding updates? Don’t miss this webinar from Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard.

Collaboration: The key to successful CDI and coding of replacement devices

October 19th, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]

How have you adapted to the electronic world?

October 15th, 2018 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

In today’s electronic world, is it possible to go completely paperless? Have you adapted to this new Jetsons-type world? Although it seems like yesterday, over a decade ago I managed […]

Thinking about ICD-11: It’s not too early (Or, at least, it shouldn’t be)

October 12th, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

I highly recommend watching Donna Pickett’s ICD-11 presentation, given at the September 12 morning session of the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) meeting in Baltimore. The link to the YouTube […]

2019 ICD-10 updates…A sign of the times

October 8th, 2018 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

I always look forward to the release of the new ICD-10 codes for the upcoming year, and the 2019 updates did not disappoint. At first glance, there are a sea […]

CMS mandates changes to Local Coverage Determination (LCD) policies

October 5th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On October 3, 2018, CMS released CR 10901, Transmittal R829PI, effective October 3, 2018 with an implementation date of January 8, 2019. This is an important modification to the LCD […]

New ICD-10 codes address human exploitation

September 26th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Today, while reading an article about some upcoming new ICD-10 codes, my mind drifted to the part of the world population at risk for exploitation.  In response to increasing violence […]

How deep is that infection? FY19 brings updates to codes affecting quality

September 24th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I did NOT enjoy the disco years, but as I was thinking about this blog, a song lyric popped into my head: “How deep is your love…I really need to […]