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  • CCS versus CCA – Which Credential is Right for Me?

    by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H Director of Training and Education for Libman Education Phaney@LibmanEducation.com Healthcare is rapidly changing with increased pressure for accurate reimbursement, regulatory scrutiny for compliant claims, and the impact of ICD-10 implementation.  Increasing numbersMore »

  • But I went to school for CODING! Tips for Jump-Starting your Career

      by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA rebeccaharmon@comcast.net   You don’t have to look far to find online discussions about the shortage of coding jobs open to new graduates. It doesn’t seem to make sense – especially with all the concern aroundMore »

  • The Elusive Body Part Key

    by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The body part key is a translation table found within the ICD-10-PCS code set.  It provides the body part name in the PCS table that is associated with a very specific or unusualMore »

  • ICD-10-PCS Root Operations: the Power of the Groups

    by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA I love ICD-10-PCS!  ICD-10-PCS is a beautiful classification system, logical and robust.  But I know from years of teaching ICD-10-PCS that it can be challenging to learn. I’ve heard coding managers say “IMore »

  • Time to Stand up and Cheer for ICD-10

        by Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P I believe ICD-10 needs a Public Relations firm.  The negative buzz around implementation of ICD-10 is not being counteracted adequately by those who should be standing up for the need forMore »

  • ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flash Cards Presentation

    Nationally recognized ICD-10 expert Lynn Kuehn delivers a presentation on the ICD-10 Root Operations Flash Cards. This presentation is an excellent supplement to the flash cards. The key to ICD-10-PCS success is understanding and being able to identify the rootMore »

  • What are the Steps to ICD-10 Success?

    Hear coding expert Pamela J. Haney discuss steps to ICD-10 success in an excerpt from 4Medapproved’s Learning Lunch webinar “What’s next? Make the most of the ICD-10 Delay.”     Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H, is an experienced educator, anMore »

  • What is the Best Strategy to Prepare Coders for ICD-10?

    Hear coding expert Pamela J. Haney discuss the best strategy to prepare coders for ICD-10 in an excerpt from 4Medapproved’s Learning Lunch webinar “What’s next? Make the most of the ICD-10 Delay.”     Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H, is anMore »

  • Will ICD-10 Impact Productivity?

    Hear coding expert Pamela J. Haney discuss ICD-10′s impact on productivity in an excerpt from 4Medapproved’s Learning Lunch webinar “What’s next? Make the most of the ICD-10 Delay.”     Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H, is an experienced educator,More »

  • How Should Organizations Handle Dual Medical Coding Projects?

    Hear coding expert Pamela J. Haney discuss how organizations should handle dual ICD-9/ICD-10 coding projects in an excerpt from 4Medapproved’s Learning Lunch webinar “What’s next? Make the most of the ICD-10 Delay.”     Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H,More »

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