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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.

Change is a good thing, right?

January 19th, 2018 / By Karla Voneschen

We all know change in the healthcare field is a necessity for growth and improvement, but is change always a good thing? I’m constantly amazed at how far we’ve come […]

A final HIMagine That: Looking back…and ahead

January 15th, 2018 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, do you remember when we started our blog back in 2012? Didn’t the idea present itself at a conference we were attending? Sue: Yes, it did! We were […]

A coder’s resolution in the New Year

January 12th, 2018 / By Allison Morgan

The ball dropped, we tossed out our old calendars, and many of us made the traditional promises to ourselves in the New Year. Whether it’s trimming off those few extra […]

Webinar: Changes to the IPPS code set drive quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.

A look back at popular blogs of 2017

December 15th, 2017

Thanks for reading the Inside Angle blog in 2017! As 2018 approaches, revisit some of our most popular blogs of the year: 1. HCCs: A frequent factor in the value […]

ICD-10 holiday adventure

December 11th, 2017 / By Kelly Long

I will admit I simply love the holidays. There is nothing more spectacular than the spirit of goodwill floating through the air. So, let’s have some fun as we walk […]

Walking the tightrope: Balancing ICD-10 coding rules and data needs

December 4th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

Coding is fundamentally a balancing act, a delicate, high-wire dance intended to get useful data from the medical record that can be widely shared in health care. It happens at […]

Cloudy with a chance of Brain Fog

December 1st, 2017 / By Gail Barackman

Recently, I experienced a period of time when my brain felt fuzzy, or better yet, foggy. And not the kind of fogginess you suffer after a bad night’s sleep or […]

Lesser ICD-10 impact this year, but maybe not so for LCDs

November 20th, 2017 / By Divya Verma, RHIA

When 2018 ICD-10 codes were implemented this October 1, I hoped that ICD-10 related Local Coverage Determination (LCD) updates would be fewer as compared to last year’s updates. Due to […]

ICD-10: What’ll it be, lumping or splitting? Part 2

October 20th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog, I talked about the trade-offs between lumping and splitting as they apply to the annual update of the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems. This time I am going […]

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month: New ICD-10 codes

October 18th, 2017 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

Each year, we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer effects around 252,000 women and 2,400 men each year. Early detection and prevention can be achieved by performing […]

Webinar: The impact of ICD-10 specificity on patient quality and safety initiatives

With Sue Belley, RHIA

Two years ago, ICD-10 went live. This webinar explores what effect ICD-10 codes have had on health care initiatives so far.