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COVID-19 coding Q&As

June 8, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT® codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Here are a few Q&As from our 3M experts Sue Belley […]

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Coding tips: How to code viral sepsis

April 18, 2022 / By Roxana Safari

Coding viral sepsis has been a challenge for coders and has triggered many questions in coding communities since 2016. The question has reemerged during ongoing pandemic with rise of COVID-19 […]

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Rooting for plant-derived vaccines

March 21, 2022 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

As established by a recent census based on biomass, plants (primarily land plants) account for 80 percent of the earth’s total biomass. From the food we eat and the clothes […]

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Next steps for telehealth: Showing a link to value

Feb. 28, 2022 / By Megan Carr

As we look ahead to March, the only thing my son wants to know is if he can have his eighth birthday party at the indoor laser tag place his […]

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Can COVID-19 disprove the Iron Triangle of Health Care?

Feb. 14, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

The Iron Triangle of Health Care theorizes that cost, quality and access cannot simultaneously improve. For example, improved patient access will increase demand and strain health care resources, thereby reducing […]

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The acute perils of non-interoperability

Feb. 9, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

When I came to 3M Health Information Systems 20 years ago, the vital importance of interoperability—to efficiently exchange health care data—captured my attention right away. At the time I was […]

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Crowdsourcing: Using the wisdom of the crowd in health care

Feb. 7, 2022 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

The winner is blue! In 1995, M&Ms invited people to participate in a two-month long campaign to choose a new candy coat color for the iconic “melt in your mouth, […]

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Refine ICD-10-CM reporting for COVID-19 as a secondary diagnosis

Jan. 26, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Twenty-two months into this pandemic and we are starting to understand how all-encompassing COVID-19 is for the inpatient. Thus, when we realize that the inpatient medical record we are coding […]

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Podcast episode transcript: CDI program promise land

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is your host Gordon Moore. And with me today is Kim Conner, who is the clinical documentation integrity director for inpatient […]

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Another emergency update: The glass half full version

Jan. 14, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

In December I posted a blog on the “new and improved normal,” discussing the April 1 ICD-10-CM/PCS update added to the schedule beginning in 2022. Two updates a year instead […]

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Lessons learned from maintaining COVID-19 value sets

Jan. 10, 2022 / By Pam Banning

Our clinical terminology team’s background in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and other clinical areas gives us insight into how health care systems are burdened with the sheer volume of data […]

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A “new and improved” normal: Changes for April 1 update announced

Dec. 15, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) jointly finalized a proposal to make the April 1 update of ICD-10-CM/PCS […]