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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 “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 […]

It is coming: ICD-11 released

June 27th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Any Harry Potter fans out there? I recall a wedding scene in one of the last movies, when a disembodied voice whispers “They are coming, they are coming.” The wedding […]

Heat strokes and heat-related illnesses: The dangers of summertime fun

June 8th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Ah, summer!  I live in Minnesota and have waited through an extended winter for the day when I could bring out my shorts and flip-flops. When we think of summer, […]

The capacity of ICD-10-PCS: How much room is there really? (continued)

June 1st, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

In my most recent blog, I discussed in general why the capacity of ICD-10-PCS has limits, and how multi-axial structure and hierarchy together define those limits. This time I’m going […]

Why PSI-90 matters now

May 23rd, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

There is a lot of confusion among coders and CDI specialists about the status of PSI-90. I hope to clear up a little of the confusion in this blog post, […]

Break the stigma of mental illness

May 14th, 2018 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

This month, many cities across the U.S. will walk in support of mental health to help raise awareness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), there is a […]

Unspecified codes: Looking for patterns in denials

April 27th, 2018 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

During the first 12 months of ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was lenient with ICD-10 coding specificity to allow providers to become accustomed to the new […]

The capacity of ICD-10-PCS: How much room is there really?

April 23rd, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

At the March C&M meeting, we heard the heartening report that people no longer get all in a dither about the number of ICD-10 codes. That is super good news. […]

The March C&M meeting: A view from the other coast

March 23rd, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

Like most of you who participated in the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee held last week at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, I watched the live webcast on YouTube. I also […]

Myocardial infarction coding: Part 2

March 14th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

After my previous blog “Myocardial infarction coding is good for the heart,” one of our readers had a good question: When is a myocardial infarction considered old? I wanted to […]

Myocardial infarction coding is good for the heart

February 23rd, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I find reading documentation for Myocardial Infarctions (MI) and coding from Chapter 9 in the ICD-10 codebook to be stressful and sometimes anxiety […]

Ice skates to x-rays coding challenge

February 19th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Let’s say there’s this not-so-young-anymore woman who was frustrated by a long bout of a winter cold/flu. Upon recovery, she is asked by some friends if she wants to go […]