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  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 6: Discovering the Heart in Coding

    Reviewing the coding guidelines and honing my skills with the review book used in this prep course allowed me to take an unexpected trip down memory lane, which led to a tender realization about coding, the profession and coders, the people.
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  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 5: The Importance of Failing

    I thought about unearned trophies after struggling this week on some of the practice questions in the review book. In fact, struggling might be too soft a term: I had a terrible run where I was scoring much lower than I was comfortable with, and frankly – lower than would have been a passing grade on the actual exam. I was fighting off a head cold and my mother’s voice echoed in my ears: “rest is nature’s healer!”
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  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 4: Plan for the Potholes

    I live in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. We’re heading into what promises to be a cold winter and this means that Pothole Season is also on its way. The inevitable freezing and thawing of well-traveled roads annually blesses commuters with increasingly interesting driving patterns as we learn to bob and weave so to avoid leaving a tire or muffler in some large asphalt hole.
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  • Lynn Kuehn Wins AHIMA Triumph Award for Co-Authored Book “ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach”

    Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA is awarded a 2014 AHIMA Triumph Literary Legacy Award for co-authoring the book ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach. Click here for more about the award.     Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P,More »

  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 3: Life Happens

    One of the hardest things about studying for an exam after you have graduated is the lack of structure. Somehow it seemed easier, even if we were busier, when we had professors with expectations, assignments, and deadlines.
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  • About ICD-9 and ICD-10 Coding Clinics

    Hear Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P discuss ICD-9 and ICD-10 Coding Clinics in a lecture from the 2014 GHIMA Annual Meeting and Exhibit on 8/21.     Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P is Founder and PresidentMore »

  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 2: Here Goes!

    I’ve begun my journey to the CCA Examination by starting Libman Education’s CCA Exam Prep course. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I must say that my first impression on the information presented in Week 1’s module exceeded my already-high expectations!
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  • CCS Success: The Key To Passing the CCS Exam

      by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P Senior Associate at Barry Libman Inc. and Libman Education  The CCS exam tests your acute hospital inpatient and outpatient coding skills at a mastery level. It is recommended (but not mandated) that youMore »

  • Prepping for the CCA: Part 1: A New Challenge

    I’m in a good place in my career. I have more than a decade of teaching and academic administration under my belt, along with a few years of data management and health IT experience. And right now, I’m working in HIM leadership for a major medical center. You would think it’s time for me to sit back and enjoy the rewards from my years of hard work.
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  • Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan

    by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA rebeccaharmon@comcast.net  I love this time of year! Cooler nights, blueberry season and choruses of locusts prepare us for the transition to Autumn, but I’m actually referring to the appearance of office supplies in stores. There’s nothingMore »

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