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Courtney CrozierCourtney Crozier

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Z codes that may only be principal/first-listed diagnosis

March 25, 2024 / By Courtney Crozier, RHIA, CCS

Whether you’re a seasoned coder or new to the industry, learning the coding guidelines and staying up to date with annual changes takes time and dedication. Each year presents new […]

Michelle BbadoreMichelle Bbadore

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Daggers, asterisks and other footnotes for ICD-11

March 20, 2024 / By Michelle Badore

Sometimes, coding guidelines dictate that an illness be reported using multiple diagnosis codes. A widely used instance of this is for a condition that needs both the etiology of the […]

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Conquering documentation of complications in ICD-10-CM

March 15, 2024

When a patient is admitted for treatment of complication resulting from medical or surgical care, the principal diagnosis should be the complication. An ICD-10-CM code for the specific complication may […]

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More to the 2024 ICD-10-CM coding updates than meets the eye

Feb. 21, 2024

When the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to fall, coding professionals all start to think about fiscal year (FY) coding changes. You just cannot help it. […]

Karla VonEschenKarla VonEschen

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Risk adjustment: The pitfalls of inaccurate ICD-10 coding

Jan. 15, 2024 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

If you work with risk adjustment coding, chances are you’ve seen some recent news from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announcing findings for audits performed. OIG audits aren’t new, […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2023

Dec. 6, 2023

As another year comes to a close, we reflect on the many issues, changes and challenges affecting health care. We’ve enjoyed sharing insights and points of view from our subject […]

David BaconDavid Bacon

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Cheers to 40 years! Celebrating four decades of 3M Health Information Systems

Oct. 18, 2023 / By David Bacon

This October marks 3M Health Information Systems’ (HIS) 40th anniversary! A lot can happen in 40 years. From an RV in Salt Lake City (Read more about that here.) to […]

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Breathing air into ARDS: Understanding a common manifestation of COVID-19

March 10, 2021 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Since the start of the pandemic, health care professionals have focused on understanding acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a manifestation of COVID-19. Although ARDS was first clinically recognized in […]

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Looking back at 2018: A coding analyst’s perspective

Dec. 27, 2018 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

Where did the year go? December is almost over, and January is around the corner. It seems like we just welcomed in 2018. It was while doing a recap of […]

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Is there value in being credentialed?

Aug. 31, 2018 / By Kimberly Crear, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow

Many people begin working in the healthcare industry before realizing the importance of obtaining a credential. Others opt to go through education/career programs and become credentialed prior to seeking employment. Individual […]

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HCC coding: What’s the big deal?

June 18, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). At the last local AAPC chapter meeting I attended, we had a guest speaker who discussed HCCs in […]

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Abbreviations…The coder’s telephone game

May 18, 2018 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

We live in a communication age that embraces abbreviations and acronyms as a natural secondary language. Our emotions and reactions are reflected in “LOLs” and emojis on a regular basis. […]