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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.

Coding for abdominal pain should not give you a stomach ache

November 9th, 2018 / By Kelly Long, CPC

I have encountered many physician practices and facilities in my role as coding analyst that are often stumped on the actual language needed to support specific ICD-10 codes for abdominal […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

“Correct coding” means agreeing to agree

August 22nd, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

I have said it before—I am not a fan of the term “correct coding” because it can so easily be misconstrued as being about individual interpretations of correct and incorrect, […]

Summer ICD-10 adventure

August 8th, 2018 / By Kelly Long, CPC

Summer is in full swing and with that comes warm temperatures and vacations! I thought it would be fun to share how my family went to Missouri this summer to […]

Update to coding “degenerative changes”

July 2nd, 2018

Guest blog by Monita Turpin, coding analyst at 3M Health Information Systems. In my last blog, I wrote about the conundrum of assigning ICD-10-CM code when providers only document “degenerative […]

Coding “degenerative changes”

June 29th, 2018

Guest blog by Monita Turpin, coding analyst at 3M Health Information Systems. *NOTE: Updates have been released on the “degenerative changes” issue in the 2nd quarter Coding Clinic. Here is […]