Author Archives: Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

About Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, and a nationally recognized authority on ICD-10-PCS coding. Lynn was elected to the AHIMA Board of Directors, served as faculty for the original ICD-10 “Train-the-Trainers” program, and authored or co-authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, recognized as the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS. As a Subject Matter Expert with Libman Education, Lynn’s unique and engaging teaching methods as well as her leadership on the importance of accuracy and efficiency in coding is recognized by clients and students throughout the country.
ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

  ICD-10-PCS: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on coding the various surgeries that are performed on children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting

  ICD-10-PCS: Epidermal Autografting This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on ICD-10-PCS coding of epidermal autografting using various methods.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   eLearning Library: ICD-10-PCS Offers […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted versus Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy

ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted versus Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy

  ICD-10-PCS: Lap-Assisted vs. Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy This LibmanLightbox, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, focuses on application of ICD-10-PCS Guidelines B5.2a, B5.2b and B3.2d on the approach value, using three different surgical techniques for a sigmoidectomy to address diverticulitis as the example.   Short bursts of learning to illuminate current […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options

ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options

  ICD-10-PCS: Aortic Valve Replacement Options This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses ICD-10-PCS coding of aortic valve replacements.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   eLearning Library: ICD-10-PCS Offers the […]

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Valves, Valves, and More Valves – The ICD-10-PCS Device Key is the Key

Valves, Valves, and More Valves – The ICD-10-PCS Device Key is the Key

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The question of the day is – What makes a valve replacement a rapid deployment technique valve replacement in the New Technology section of ICD-10-PCS? These days, there are multiple options. Is this a transcatheter aortic valve replacement by another name? Is this a certain way to perform […]

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ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021

ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021

  ICD-10-CM: New COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes, Effective January 1, 2021   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses new ICD-10-CM codes related to COVID-19, effective 1/1/2021.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need […]

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ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021

ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021

  ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021   This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses new ICD-10-PCS codes for COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, effective 1/1/21.     Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, […]

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A New Strategy for Mastering ICD-10-PCS: An Integrative Approach

A New Strategy for Mastering ICD-10-PCS: An Integrative Approach

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA More than five years after implementation, we are still seeing coders struggle with ICD-10-PCS coding of inpatient procedures. It is a complex coding system and cannot be mastered without a focused effort. What is needed is more than just understanding definitions and guidelines. It is time to move […]

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How to Cross-train Your Coding Staff Now

How to Cross-train Your Coding Staff Now

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Our healthcare institutions are remaking themselves in response to these extraordinary times. The normal range of demand for hospital services is being replaced by the particular needs of the COVID-19 patient. Outpatient services and elective procedure volumes are way down at some hospitals across the country, leaving outpatient […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy

ICD-10-PCS: Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy

ICD-10-PCS Coding of Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy   Brachytherapy can be delivered as either a low dose rate or a high dose rate. This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses how to code low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy that uses implantable radioactive elements.     Short bursts of […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Interatrial Shunt Device

ICD-10-PCS: Interatrial Shunt Device

Join nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, for this discussion of ICD-10-PCS coding of the new Interatrial Shunt Device for FY2021. LibmanLightbox™ offers short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   Implementation is October 1! FY 2021 […]

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ICD-10-PCS: The Alfapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis

ICD-10-PCS: The Alfapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis

Join nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, for this discussion of ICD-10-PCS coding of the new Alfapump for FY2021.   LibmanLightbox™ offers short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding. Shining a light, where and when you need it.   Implementation is October 1! FY 2021 ICD-10-CM […]

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ICD-10-CM: New for FY 2021!  Coding for Long Term Use of Antidiabetic Agents

ICD-10-CM: New for FY 2021! Coding for Long Term Use of Antidiabetic Agents

Join nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, for this discussion as we untangle the coding of long term use of various types of antidiabetic agents. Antidiabetic agents all work to help a patient control their Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. But, what are they and how do we code for their long […]

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Twelve New COVID-19 Therapeutics Added to ICD-10-PCS for Discharges On or After August 1, 2020

Twelve New COVID-19 Therapeutics Added to ICD-10-PCS for Discharges On or After August 1, 2020

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an update to the FY2020 ICD-10-PCS code set, effective August 1, 2020 with 12 new codes for COVID-19 therapeutics. The additions include specific codes for Remdesivir, Sarilumab and Tocilizumab for introduction into the peripheral or central veins. Remdesivir is an […]

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ICD-10-PCS: New for FY 2021! The Alfapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis Procedures

ICD-10-PCS: New for FY 2021! The Alfapump Solution to Repeat Paracentesis Procedures

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Imagine having to have a paracentesis several times a week, just to drain off peritoneal ascites so you can feel comfortable. Until recently, there was no other way to remove the huge amount of fluid that can accumulate in the peritoneal cavity of patients with refractory ascites. It […]

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ICD-10-PCS: Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS: Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy in this free, brief presentation.   ICD-10-PCS: Gastrointestinal Procedure Coding Learn to code advanced gastrointestinal procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-PCS: Gastrointestinal Procedures […]

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