COVID-19 SolutionsCovid-19

Healthcare organizations have always counted on their HIM professionals to do what needs to be done.  We are needed now to apply our energy and intelligence and knowledge to keep our patient data accurate, our organizations compliant, and our revenue cycles strong and functioning.

In this moment, HIM faces many challenges:  accurately and completely coding the impact of COVID-19 and related severity of illness; creating systems to support new off-campus services or converting ASC facilities to inpatient beds; training coders to replace CDI staff called back to patient care. We have training solutions to offer, ready now to ensure your staff can perform the work that needs to be done.

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What has been the impact of COVID-19 on you and your job?


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Anonymous
Our employer does not want to layoff any one, so we are training in areas that have been waiting to train, they are allowing us to educate and obtain CEUS, and to work on our yearly goals.
Anonymous
We are dealing with lots of changes. Moving more and more people home to work remotely. Setting up the physicians with telehealth. Coding of covid-19 cases. Making changes to our current forms to meet the telehealth needs.
Anonymous
I have transitioned to doing a telehealth start-up plan and doing some CDI functions. Our remote coder is handling the majority of the coding cases as I am on-site.
Anonymous
I have learned a lot. We are seeing our teams be creative, pull together and face challenges to serve our community. I am proud of the teams I manage and their ability to shine in times of pandemic crisis. It is truly empowering to watch people rise to the occasion.
Anonymous
Since we work for a large organization, instead of furloughing members they have redeployed them to other positions that assist the organization, such as environmental services, nutritional services or working in the warehouse/materials base. They like that they get to give back to our community/patients by assisting in this pandemic.
Anonymous
My main concern, is this our new "normal"? Will COVID-19 forever change the way providers interact with patients? Will it be discovered that "Telehealth" is actually just as effective as F2F visits in the clinic, eliminating unnecessary travel and interaction in waiting rooms with long wait times.
Anonymous
My main concern, is this our new "normal"? Will COVID-19 forever change the way providers interact with patients? Will it be discovered that "Telehealth" is actually just as effective as F2F visits in the clinic, eliminating unnecessary travel and interaction in waiting rooms with long wait times.
Anonymous
My position is a work from home position, however the census at this time has decreased due to lack of elective procedures being done and patients who are not critically ill being discharged. Coders are being advised that the census may swiftly pick back up as we see COVID-19 patients being admitted.
Anonymous
Fear of going into the hospital for work. I code for surgeons and with all non-essential surgeries being cancelled, I worry about my workload.
Anonymous
I work for home health and my branches are in some of the hardest hit areas of Michigan. I haven't seen a lot of Covid 19 patients, which makes me nervous. I know there are plenty of them, just not sure if it's that they haven't been sent home yet or they aren't making it home.
Anonymous
Hours have been cut (working currently 16 hours week). Slowly other departments are asking for help e.g., registration and insurance verification.
Anonymous
I am inpatient coder. We have always worked from home so that hasn't changed but it seems more stressful for some reason.
Anonymous
No surgeries are being done. Hours have been cut by 20% and may have to be cut more.
Anonymous
CDIS program suspended and I was told to stay home and file unemployment.. Despite that I reached out to Nursing and am being cross trained for another job. On site. working full time.
Anonymous
Less work...less money
Anonymous
Trying to keep my employees with work to do, since our census has decreased by half. Getting creative with personal time off and temporary reassignment of work or positions in other departments.
Anonymous
Increased educating of providers and staff on the ever-changing billing rules, and monitoring all non-in person claims for appropriate documentation.
Anonymous
I am a Supervisor of an outpatient hospital coding team. It feels like my work has increased even though the work coming in has decreased.

Pick the COVID-19 Solution that Fits Your Needs!

ICD-10-PCS: Respiratory Procedure Coding

ICD-10-PCS: Respiratory Procedure Coding covers the major COVID-19-related respiratory procedures performed in hospitals. Enables coders to visualize and understand common and complex respiratory surgical procedures to accurately and completely code them.
$179  LEARN MORE>

Accelerated Outpatient to Inpatient Coder Training

Cross-training for existing outpatient coders. Quickly prepare additional inpatient coding resources to support critical hospital operations. Builds on an outpatient coder’s valuable on-the-job experience and knowledge and supplements their skills with the essential training necessary to assume inpatient coding responsibilities.
$495  LEARN MORE >

Clinical Documentation Integrity Essential Skills

CDI Essential Skills is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Includes documentation improvement training and requirements for Sepsis, CHF, and Respiratory Failure.
$295  LEARN MORE >

Additional Resources from Libman Education

What are Your Biggest Concerns Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on You and Your Job? 

How are you handling the impact of COVID-19? We asked our readers. HIM professionals from across the country and internationally have shared with us their concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus.  See what they have to say here.

COVID-19: Coding Resources

Libman Education has selected critical resources for HIM professionals to be aware of during this COVID-19 public health emergency. See our list here.

About Libman Education

For over a decade, Libman Education has been recognized as the trusted resource providing workforce-ready training on Health Information Management and Medical Record Coding for individual HIM professionals and their employers.

Libman Education offers a catalog of over 60 proprietary online training titles as well as courses written by other education providers carefully selected and curated to be the best. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts.

Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HIPAA, Reimbursement, Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Long Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities,
and Pediatrics).

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or 978-369-7180.