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Topic: ICD-10

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.

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 […]

HCCs: The importance of coders

July 26th, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

After attending an AAPC presentation last year, I published a blog about HCC coding. Since then, I have continued to dive into the world of HCCs. To follow up on […]

ICD-10, FY 2020, and the weirdness of time

July 8th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

For those of us facing “maturity,” when we were growing up the year 2020 seemed an impossibly exotic thing, the stuff of science fiction. Time has flown like a freaking […]

Article: 2020 IPPS proposed rule brings potential MS-DRG changes

With Rhonda Butler

This article from Rhonda Butler details the 2020 IPPS proposed rule and highlights noteworthy proposed changes.

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 2

June 24th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Part one of this two-part blog was a high-level summary of two major areas of focus in the proposed MS-DRG changes: the MCC/CC designations and the “unrelated OR DRGs. This […]

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 1

June 17th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

If there is a theme to this year’s proposed MS-DRG changes in the IPPS proposed rule, it is “ICD-10 Data.” Now that two years’ worth of ICD-10 coded MedPAR data […]

Article: Time to step up our ICD-10 Excludes education for providers

With Rebecca Caux-Harry

Rebecca Caux-Harry highlights the importance of provider education regarding Excludes notes in ICD-10.

Webinar: Best practices for managing documentation of surgical complications

With Beth Wolf, MD

Have you ever struggled with generating concise and compliant physician queries about surgical complications? Dr. Beth Wolf and Audrey Howard, RHIA guide you through the process for when and how […]

The role of diagnostic exams in population health and HCC reporting

May 22nd, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Diagnostic exams are an important way for hospitals and health systems to capture more complete, longitudinal patient information. Complete coding of diagnostic exams supports population health management and HCC reporting. […]

SDOH, ICD-10, and avoiding the M-word

May 6th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog, I recommended checking out excerpts from the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance meeting. Those excerpts were written proposals for ICD-10 codes describing SDOH (Social Determinants of […]

ICD-10-CM Excludes 1 notations impact the bottom line

April 29th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

While reading AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly, April 2019, I came across an article about problem lists by Mary Wood and Michael Warner. The authors include an example of a poorly […]