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CMS made relatively few changes in the April quarterly I/OCE update, introducing four new
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, director of coding and
Q: The primary physician documented subacute cerebral infarction and I am wondering whe
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Coding Clinic's i>Fourth Quarter 2013 issue focuses considerable attention on ICD-10-
The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did del
The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did del
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DECEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
There has been no recent recovery auditor activity.i> Recent Recovery Auditor activity
Q: I read that CPT® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried w
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues.i> Newly approved Recovery Auditor i
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  How can I ensure more effective meetings at our agency?
  Note from the Instructor: Overview of the four parts of Medicare, Part I
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  Case study: Consolidated billing, major category I
DECEMBER 7, 2018
Medical Staff Leader Insideri>, I’ve included a piece
CMS issued a revision of the October 2015 I/OCE update that included changes for HCPCS code Q51
Q: I work for general surgeons. Here is a common scenario: The surgeon is called in to
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
A couple of weeks ago I asked rea
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CNA Training Advisori> provides newsletter-style inservices containing valuable information
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
CNA Training Advisori> provides newsletter-style inservices containing valuable information
AUGUST 1, 2010
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I learn from every book I work on, but this latest one on accountability strategies really hit ho
JUNE 11, 2015
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Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
I'm trying to notify Medicare and Medicaid that we are going to start servicing a neighbo
American Journal of Infection Controli> shows that i>Clostridi
As the Nurse of Wellness that I am, my belief is that I am unstoppable and will live forever. Can
JUNE 9, 2016
Q: The primary physician documented subacute cerebral infarction and I am wondering whethe
In January, I wrote about the perfect storm that led to the release of the 2014 OPPS final
Medicare Boot Camp®—i>>Utilization Review Versioni>  
Medicare Boot Camp®—i>>Utilization Review Versioni>
Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCSi> cleared up some confusion regarding
Q: When I started as a CDI specialist, I learned that when a complication code, such as 99
Medical Staff Leader Insider i>features an arti
JULY 10, 2014
This week’s note from the instructor is written by i>>Kimberly Anderwood H
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Despite the hype, residents don’t find iPads especially useful. Residents at
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM, and that i
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I have a patient with a little right toe that’s become necrotic. This person also h
Q: Where can I go to find out if the word “excisional” must be written by the doct
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medicare Boot Camp®—i>>Utilization Review Versioni>
  "I have asked, 'What’s wrong with me?' when I should have been asking
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Medical Staff Leader I
MARCH 12, 2015
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
In their (seemingly) never-ending quest to remain something (I’m not quite sure what that s
JULY 20, 2017
Q: When I started as a coder, I learned that the complication code, such as from ICD-9-
JUNE 3, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I am having trouble with ICD-10-PCS coding for a perineal laceration repair. Some so
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: I have a question about reporting drug tests to CMS for CPT® codes th
Do you have questions about physician practice coding, reimbursement, safety,
I don't watch sports often, but I must confess I enjoy watching the Olympics when they come aroun
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Medicare Claims Processing Manuali> to provide language-only changes f
“I am a ‘collaborating physician,’ and I support the effort to remove the requi
Special Edition MLN Mattersi> article regarding frequently asked questions fo
Res
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
  New proposed payment system, part I: Case-mix components drill-down
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I’m in a little debate: Does documentation of the patient’s body mass in
MAY 7, 2014
JUSTCODING
"I had emotional whiplash in residency... Attendings would gang up on one resident and say,
JANUARY 29, 2016
“For years after finishing my residency, I still woke up at night with the sound of ventila
JANUARY 13, 2017
"I can see that while I had these feelings of stagnation, I was, in fact, learning valuable
JULY 21, 2017
“I kept thinking that I am not smart enough, nor do I possess the endurance necessary to be
JULY 12, 2018
“I kept thinking that I am not smart enough, nor do I possess the endurance necessary to be
JULY 12, 2018
“I kept thinking that I am not smart enough, nor do I possess the endurance necessary to be
JULY 12, 2018
Q: When I try to code ileostomy take down of the small bowel resection and end-to-end anastomos
What does it mean to accept the inevitable? I’ve been pondering this lately as I’m ge
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Codes for heart failure are located in ICD-10-CM category I50. Coders should note the list
As a frequent traveler, I tend to read a fair amount in transit (my preferred operating system fo
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
CMS releases October 2015 I/OCE specifications On August 14, CMS releas
Q: I have been told to use the general surgery CPT® codes in the 20000 series for r
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
  “I came here to be a doctor. I always had that on my mind. But I didn&rsqu
JUNE 20, 2014
CMS released updated I/OCE specifications in January with several changes that could requi
Medicare Boot Camp®—i>>Utilization Review Versioni>
  Dear readers, I’m looking for sources for a story I’
OCTOBER 31, 2014
  I recently heard about a s
JULY 17, 2014
Medical Staff Leader Insideri> features a
AUGUST 14, 2014
Written by Jennifer Thew, RN "So you used to be a nurse?" I can't tell
MAY 19, 2016
State Operations Manuali> i>(SOM)>, Appendix A&ndash
by Brian Murphy, Director, ACDIS   I’m asked from t
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medicare Boot Camp—i>>Utilization Review Versioni> is an i
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
C. difficilei> infections in U.S. hospitals nearly do
OCTOBER 1, 2014
In full recognition that the Internet (including, I daresay, this august space) is a constant bar
MAY 21, 2015
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP I thought being in the retirement
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Q: How far in advance can I renew my CCDS certification?i> A: Please submit no more t
This week’s note from the instructor is written by i>>Debbie Mackaman, RHI
The New England Journal of Medicinei> found that hospitals t
MARCH 18, 2014
I thought about work while I was on vacation last week: I wondered, “When CRC readers get
Comprehensive Accreditation Ma
JAMA Internal Medicine i>found that where res
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
American Economic Reviewi>, Ma
MARCH 20, 2015
Family Medicinei> confirmed the belief that med
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Dear readers,   I want to thank everyone who applied to join
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
  Dear readers,   I’m working on a pair of stor
APRIL 23, 2015
Dear readers, I recently read this
JUNE 19, 2015
by Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, CCMi> CDI entered my life in January
Just a couple of brief items to close things out (I’m going to give you folks a break from
DECEMBER 20, 2018
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the i
The 2016 OPPS proposed rule released July 2 is deceptively short, but packs a punch. CMS i
“I remember being so tired that when I looked at patients in beds, I’d think, ‘
OCTOBER 2, 2015
“The irony of my experience is that I was worried that I would be perceived as less of a p
AUGUST 26, 2016
“[T]he current system is effectively deterring my passion for medicine. The further I get
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
“I cannot count how many times I have had classmates confide in me that they were tired. An
JANUARY 27, 2017
“The more time I spent caring for my patients, the less I cared for myself. I didn’t
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
HealthLeaders Media has released the first in a series of four Impact Analysis reports from the i
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
“Although I hope my residents will keep pace with a rapidly changing healthcare syst
APRIL 11, 2014
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: My colleagues and I continually wrestle with this question: Must all diagnoses on an inpati
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
Residency Progr
AUGUST 8, 2014
The Daily Beasti> and i>The Wall Street Journal
Dear readers, Some of you may recall that a few weeks ago I wrote about a
JULY 31, 2014
  Dear readers,   I recently read a
AUGUST 28, 2014
I picked a great week to fill in for my colleague, Son Hoang, because I probably would have mis
AUGUST 7, 2014
by Roger Schindell i>   It's one of the
Residency Pro
MARCH 6, 2015
I have come to realize that if something can be misinterpreted, it will be misinterpreted. The
Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED along with an
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
Every once in a while I like to dip into the ol' mail bag when I get a question that I either hav
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
As I think I've mentioned in the past, I listen to a fair amount of public radio when I'm in the
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
“I’m not sure I agree that doctors are feeling demoralized. I’m sure some of t
I’ve been watching this whole thing unfold for a really long time and I continue to be curi
APRIL 6, 2017
First a quick (moderately revelatory) story: While traveling last week, I had the opportunity to
APRIL 18, 2019
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
This week’s note from the instructor is written by Debbie Mackaman,
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
JUNE 17, 2015
JUSTCODING
Last week (August 6-8) ACDIS Director Brian Murphy let me venture out in the world. I’m not
Q: I was reviewing a case with one of our CDI specialists this morning. Briefl
Part 3b: Increasing communication i>
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
  Q: I am auditing a note for a fusion. The note lacks detail, therefore
MARCH 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
by Amy Czahor, RHIT, CCS, CDIPi>   On February 23, the i>Jou
Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series regarding the cod
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
Deadline for CCDS exam at ACDIS conference in Las Vegas i>Friday, April 11 is the
I spent the weekend reading the
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP I am a busy boomer. Always on the
APRIL 24, 2015
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP I'd been struggling to find resour
MAY 28, 2015
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWPi>   I was recently reminde
JUNE 24, 2015
by Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS traineri> Approximately 8
As I get a little longer in the tooth, I find that I need to create reminders for myself of subje
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
I know there's been a lot of "official" activity of late occupying my thoughts, but the
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
by Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMAi>   Perhaps it's because I
Medicare Claims Processing Manuali>, with changes
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
On the things I’ve been doing over the past couple of weeks has been reading through the EC
OCTOBER 11, 2018
Dear readers,   I recently read this article in the
MARCH 13, 2015
OCTOBER 14, 2015
JUSTCODING
By Laurie Prescott, RN- MSN, CCDS, CDIPi> I am often asked by CDI managers and direc
I don't watch sports often, but I must confess I enjoy watching the Olympic Games when they come
AUGUST 25, 2016
As I was ruminating on a topic for this week’s conversation, the October issue of Perspecti
OCTOBER 4, 2017
Q: After scheduling a colonoscopy, I received information about a colonoscopy prep company wit
Q: Where can I find out more about new drugs or biologicals with pass-through status be
This week’s note from the instructor is written by Judith L. Kares, i>
By: Katy Rushlau, ACDIS Editori> Community. That’s what I think of when I thin
Q: I have a patient with Stage 4 lung cancer that presented with fatigue, cough, an
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
April 2015 Integrated OCE (I/OCE) specifications version 16.1  
I know some folks use the fiscal year (or as one boss a long time ago used to say, the physical y
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS releases April 2015 I/OCE specifications On March 13, CMS released a notification to p
Letting leaders come to their own conclusions By nature, I a
‘>MRB Talk’: Because you’re not the only one
Medicare Benefit Policy Manuali> and i>Medicare Progra
In the July quarterly I/OCE update, three drugs received status indicator G (additional pa
  Dear readers,   I’m sure you’re all bus
DECEMBER 12, 2014
National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week starts Sunday. Although I hope you’re not in
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the i
In the interest of a little summertime reading, I wanted to diverge a bit from the usual rant-a-m
AUGUST 17, 2017
Q: I am never sure of correct sequencing when the admission is for flu, pne
Another hodgepodge of stuff this week. I suppose with the holidays, I could be lazy and break the
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Q: Should I query for chronic respiratory failure if the documentation indicates the patient
Quality datai> Publicly reported data and physician leaders
AUGUST 1, 2014
Dear readers,   I recommend you check out our new
APRIL 16, 2015
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for complete edentulism, class I?  
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
I know, I know, we just had a survey, but we really like surveys here. They give us an opportunit
  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
“What can I do to help myself get ahead?” I hear education administrators ask this a
JUNE 22, 2018
"I entered residency self-assured, if not in my scholarly achievements, at least in who I a
JANUARY 25, 2019
I'm looking for acceptable ICD-10 codes for terminal diagnoses for hospice. Is there a li
State Operations Manuali> (i>SOM)>, Appendix A–Survey proto
This week’s note from the instructor is written by i>>Debbie Mackaman, RHI
Program Integrity Manuali> i>(PIM) i>  
Program Integrity Manuali> i>(PIM)>, Verifying Potential
This week’s note from the instructor is written by i>>Debbie Mackaman, RHI
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
JustCoding’s Clinical Conditions Encyclopediai> is the perfect reso
OCTOBER 1, 2014
JUSTCODING
CRCJ> is here, and includes the first installment of our look a
A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (I
  It’s that time of month when I’m finalizing stories for Medical E
JULY 2, 2014
As you know, from time to time, I will ask you for your feedback about various safety products an
APRIL 16, 2015
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medical Staff
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
I’m always fascinated by new medical research and information about diseases I’ve nev
Q: What information do you have about physician response to ICD-10-PCS? I am g
As I have written before and readers know, I field as many questions and provide as many r
I guess one could say that it took them a wee bit to get around to the topic of the requirements
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Now that orientation is over, it is a good time to reflect on its effectiveness. I have been doi
AUGUST 10, 2018
I don’t know if there’s anything to be inferred by the fact that the latest updates o
MAY 9, 2019
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
Medicare Claims Processing Manuali>to provide language-only changes for updatin
Editor’s note: The following is an except from i>The Hospital Guide to Contempo
Q: I have seen documentation of oliguric renal failure and non-oliguric renal failure. Wha
By: Melissa Varnavasi> As you read this, the ACDIS administrative team may likely
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
“Sometimes I ask myself, did I go to medical school to do manual data entry for the
MARCH 26, 2015
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
“I also know that my patient, regardless of the reason which has brought them to see
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
“I quickly realize my prior education hasn't taught me some crucial skills in navigating th
MAY 15, 2015
“The sorrow hung like a millstone around my neck, but I laid it aside to care for the other
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
So what does it mean to be a healthy nurse?  I am one and am proud of it!  But I latche
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
“I chose to get an MD/MBA, and I wish more physicians had knowledge about the business and
AUGUST 12, 2016
17I Updates: September updates cover hazard communication The latest manual update
Q: I have a patient diagnosed with what’s d scribed as a “major neurocognitiv
"I still recall how I've never before (or since) experienced the full range of human emotion
MARCH 15, 2019
2014 CPT® Manual'si> Pathology and Laboratory section contains a new mole
North Carolina State Board of Dental Ex
MARCH 20, 2014
  One of the things I frequently share with folks when I’m doing client enga
JUNE 12, 2014
How confident are you that ICD-10 will be implemented October 1, 2015? I'm cer
AUGUST 6, 2014
JUSTCODING
How confident are you that ICD-10 will be implemented October 1, 2015? I'm cer
AUGUST 13, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS added these four APCs in the latest I/OCE update, effective October 1:
Physician Family i>magazine outlined five financial goa
JANUARY 9, 2015
Medicare Program Integrity Manuali> that alter the timeframe fo
Negligent credentialing is a legal concept recognized by judges in at least 30 states, but not i
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
One of my personal primary directives when I am consulting is that if I find something that I can
AUGUST 7, 2014
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at your hospital. i
MARCH 5, 2015
Credentialing Resouce Center
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
The RAC Toolkit for Physician Practicesi> is your practice’s answer to t
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
Q: Will CMS be adding any new drugs or biologicals to its pass-through list in i
by Penny Richards i> Live onsite scoring for the CCDS exam began again la
I don't know about you folks, but The Joint Commission's discontinuation of the PFI process has l
AUGUST 4, 2016
CMS releases April 2015 I/OCE specifications On March 13, CMS released
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
 I suspect that, over the next few weeks, as I learn of stuff coming out of the various and
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
By Dom Nicastroi>   The last month of the year can be a bit s
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
 Once again, I come face-to-face with my depository for blog postings and the like, so we ha
AUGUST 2, 2018
Ensure your facility's training is on t
This week’s note from the instructor is written by Judith L. Kares, JD, regulator
Q: Is the statement “please document in a progress note to capture the severity of i
Editor’s Note: This Inside Story is from i>Home Health Aide On the Go In-Service Serie
By Laurie Prescott, RN- MSN, CCDS, CDIPi> As many of you know, working remotely has
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I am the only CDI specialist in our 150-bed facility. I have held the position for thr
By Robert S. Gold, MD   I have been musing recently
DECEMBER 2, 2015
JUSTCODING
by Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDSi> It seems change lurks near every corner we turn this
Thinking that this may have gotten lost in the year-end shuffle, I wanted to take a moment to cov
JANUARY 24, 2019
I recently spoke with Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, RHIA, vice president of HIM operations
I recently spoke with Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, RHIA, vice president of HIM operations for HR
2015 CPTi>®> Manuali> includes changes to the
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
This article is part two in a series on coding common dermatology conditions
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, MHPi>  
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for neurologi
MAY 27, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s note: This week’s The Inside Story is adapted from one of HCPro’s p
I’m always excited to read an article about clinical documentation improvement in the mains
I think we can agree that things in the safety world are moving along at a pretty good clip, part
DECEMBER 7, 2017
  As I get geared up to start working on the May issue of Medical Environ
MARCH 19, 2014
Clinical Privilege White Paperi> library, I’m often amazed at how mu
This week’s note from the instructor is written by i>>Kimberly Anderwood H
I’ve been poring over my notes from the 2014 NAMSS Educational Conference and Exhibition,
I suspect that the conversations regarding the number of EC and LS findings are likely to continu
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
JUNE 3, 2015
JUSTCODING
JUNE 10, 2015
JUSTCODING
JUNE 17, 2015
JUSTCODING
JUNE 24, 2015
JUSTCODING
I've posted in the past on accountability strategies, communication techniques, and building team
JULY 30, 2015
By now you know that I often ask you for your opinion and expertise to help me write stories for
JULY 30, 2015
Over the years, once or twice I've ventured into staff areas as I've toured various facilities-so
OCTOBER 8, 2015
I've recently encountered some survey results that gave me pause and I wanted to take a moment to
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur