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  • AHIMA Certification Exam Update – Where do we go from Here?

    by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H Director of Training and Education for Libman Education Phaney@LibmanEducation.com   Since the U. S. Congress voted to delay ICD-10, coding has been in flux. In response,  AHIMA announced the impact on itsMore »

  • Top 4 Myths About the ICD-10 Delay

                            by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE An AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer ICD-10 Stay the Course…..  Recently, President Obama signed into law the Protected Access to MedicareMore »

  • Why Medical Coding Credentials?

    If you work in a medical coding environment, you probably hear a lot about coding credentials. And you may be thinking, “What’s the big deal? Are they really that important, and are they really worth the time and energy toMore »

  • Five Steps to ICD-10 Post Acute Care Readiness

    by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE An AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer Not since the inception of Medicare has the health care system seen a change on the level of ICD-10. Far from being a simple coding system change,More »

  • It’s Time to Turn up the Heat on your Medical Coding Career

    The end of August is near and for those living in the Northeast, the evening air has changed to remind us that Fall will soon arrive. Fall is a time for preparation in the Northeast. We close swimming pools, rakeMore »

  • Superbug Code Alert – Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

    by Gerry Galuardi Guest blogger One of the latest “super bugs” (as the media like to call them) is Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE for short.  CRE is a family of gram-negative bacterium nearly fully immune to the carbapenem class of antibiotics. More »

  • A CCA Credential May be the Competitive Advantage the MD Ordered

    In changing economic times and market uncertainties, it might be a challenge to find work or advancement in healthcare.  That being said, there is one area where job opportunities are on the rise: medical coding. The US Bureau of LaborMore »

  • The Benefits of Online Training

    In the past 10 years online training has grown tremendously.  The 2012 Survey of Online Learning from the Sloan Consortium reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. Clearly online trainingMore »

  • Test Your A&P Knowledge

    ICD-10 will bring challenges to every coder. The delay for implementation allows coders time to increase their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Just in case you are thinking “Do I really need to have an in-depth knowledge of anatomyMore »

  • Coding Influenza

    Now that flu season is in full swing here is a friendly reminder as to how to code flu. Remember: Influenza A is not the same as Novel influenza A. Influenza A is just plain old influenza and coded toMore »

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