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Q4 2020 Coding Clinic changes and updates

Jan. 8, 2021 / By Stacie Silvia, RHIT, CCS

It has been a wild year with many changes, but we are resilient and have adapted. From social distancing to shopping with a mask on to limiting our family/group gatherings, […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Are we done playing catch-up?

March 11, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

AHA Coding Clinic’s Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) held its two-day winter session in February, and I participate on the EAB as part of 3M’s contract with CMS. As I was […]

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Update to coding “degenerative changes”

July 2, 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 […]

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

Dec. 4, 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 […]

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

Oct. 20, 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 […]