“Home Alone” for the Holidays
Dec19

“Home Alone” for the Holidays

’Tis the season of holiday movies playing day and night on numerous channels. In “Home Alone,” a young Kevin McCallister defends his home from two burglars on Christmas Eve with a series of booby traps that land the thieves with a myriad of unexpected injuries.

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Coding Sepsis vs. Septic Shock
Apr13

Coding Sepsis vs. Septic Shock

The definitions and clinical criteria of sepsis and septic shock have been revised. What does this change mean for the coding professional?

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Effects of ICD-10 on Coding Productivity
Mar10

Effects of ICD-10 on Coding Productivity

In the years leading up to ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation, doomsdayers chanted horror stories of expected productivity losses of up to 50 percent.

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Coding Zika Virus
Feb10

Coding Zika Virus

More than 13 countries in the Americas have reported sporadic Zika virus infections, indicating that the virus is expanding geographically. It’s important for coders to recognize the integral signs and symptoms of Zika.

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IG: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
Jan28

IG: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint

Just like marathon runners who follow a training plan that begins with short runs and gradually builds to longer distances, so too should organizations start with small steps toward the larger infrastructure of IG.

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