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: 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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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: 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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ICD-10-PCS: Using All the System Tools to Code the J Pouch

ICD-10-PCS: Using All the System Tools to Code the J Pouch

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Making some root operation decisions are harder than others. A question came to me last week about the J Pouch procedure, performed after total colectomy. There was controversy about the correct root operation and they wanted me to explain the correct answer. I guess they read my recent […]

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Show Your Work! Decision-making Skills Essential to ICD-10-PCS

Show Your Work! Decision-making Skills Essential to ICD-10-PCS

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA If you were a coding professional in 2015, you lived through ICD-10 implementation that year. Much anxiety ahead of time led to intensive training and preparation which resulted in an implementation that was not perfect but nothing we as profession could not handle. Four years in and any coder […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: New Technology in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

Turning ‘Surgeon-speak’ Into Coded Data

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA One of the most welcome guideline changes of recent years went into effect on October 1, 2015 with the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. In those guidelines, Guideline A11 instructs that “It is the coder’s responsibility to determine what the documentation in the medical record equates to […]

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ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy

Hear nationally recognized ICD-10 expert and Libman Education course author Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discuss ICD-10-PCS for FY 2020: Unidirectional Brachytherapy in this free, brief presentation.   The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package The Complete ICD-10-PCS Training Package by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn provides complete training on the structure and use of […]

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