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Coding Education

HIAlearn – Coding Staff Development & Training
Unmatched industry expertise

Ensuring the educational development of your coding staff is of utmost importance. Whether you need additional focused education based on review findings or the tools to foster ongoing coder development, HIA has you covered with the latest coding updates and regulatory changes. Much of our material is approved by AHIMA and/or AAPC for CEUs. View our extensive HIAlearn library here.

HIAlearn Offerings
Education may take many avenues, including on-site visits, audio recordings and online education modules. Training can consist of one-on-one, group sessions or self-paced. Programs can be tailored to fit any time frame, from a few hours to monthly training and monitoring of new coding staff. We utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to house coding education sessions. Individual participants are provided a username/password to access the LMS from a designated website.
 

Education Counts

Our 70-years of combined teaching experience has taught us that academic instruction fused with practical application creates a comprehensive learning experience that benefits our team and yours.
Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Executive Director of Education

Beth Martilik

Beth Martilik

Assistant Director of Education

Kim Carrier

Kim Carrier

Director of Coding Quality Assurance

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes for FY2023 and Proposed IPPS Rule

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes for FY2023 and Proposed IPPS Rule

Wow, have you seen the proposed rule for FY2023 IPPS yet?  There are 1,495 proposed coding changes to ICD-10-CM diagnoses codes alone! There are also some IPPS changes to note.  As for ICD-10-PCS, there are not as many new codes, most significantly occlusion of prostate artery and  knee joint replacement codes.

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

As of April 1, 2022 discharges, the following changes in ICD-10 and IPPS will be implemented. For years the coding community did not see changes occurring in April of the fiscal year. HIM professionals were used to not even worrying about April changes. This year, we do have some significant code additions and a change in the IPPS CC/MCC edit. The ICD10MCE and Grouper Version will be 39.1.

Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

During a recent review of spinal fusion cases at a client, we found coding issues on the cases in which both an anterior interbody fusion, anterior open approach was done on one day and  two days later, the patient was brought back for a posterior fusion, posterior open approach. Below are some of the recommendations we made along with education explanations.  

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

This is Part 5 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of breast procedures. There are many different types of breast procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. This series will address several of the more confusing topics. Part 5 focuses on the coding of different types of autologous tissue breast reconstruction procedures.

Coding Tip: Never-ending Denials

Coding Tip: Never-ending Denials

Coding denials are sent after the auditor has reviewed the record in question and the auditor does not agree with the DRG that was paid. This can be for either a diagnosis or a procedure code that they think does not meet reporting requirements.

HIAlearn – Coding Staff Development & Training
Unmatched industry expertise

Ensuring the educational development of your coding staff is of utmost importance. Whether you need additional focused education based on review findings or the tools to foster ongoing coder development, HIA has you covered with the latest coding updates and regulatory changes. Much of our material is approved by AHIMA and/or AAPC for CEUs. View our extensive HIAlearn library here.

HIAlearn Offerings
Education may take many avenues, including on-site visits, audio recordings and online education modules. Training can consist of one-on-one, group sessions or self-paced. Programs can be tailored to fit any time frame, from a few hours to monthly training and monitoring of new coding staff. We utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to house coding education sessions. Individual participants are provided a username/password to access the LMS from a designated website.
 

Education Counts

Our 92-years of combined teaching experience has taught us that academic instruction fused with practical application creates a comprehensive learning experience that benefits our team and yours.
Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Executive Director of Education

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes for FY2023 and Proposed IPPS Rule

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes for FY2023 and Proposed IPPS Rule

Wow, have you seen the proposed rule for FY2023 IPPS yet?  There are 1,495 proposed coding changes to ICD-10-CM diagnoses codes alone! There are also some IPPS changes to note.  As for ICD-10-PCS, there are not as many new codes, most significantly occlusion of prostate artery and  knee joint replacement codes.

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

As of April 1, 2022 discharges, the following changes in ICD-10 and IPPS will be implemented. For years the coding community did not see changes occurring in April of the fiscal year. HIM professionals were used to not even worrying about April changes. This year, we do have some significant code additions and a change in the IPPS CC/MCC edit. The ICD10MCE and Grouper Version will be 39.1.

Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

During a recent review of spinal fusion cases at a client, we found coding issues on the cases in which both an anterior interbody fusion, anterior open approach was done on one day and  two days later, the patient was brought back for a posterior fusion, posterior open approach. Below are some of the recommendations we made along with education explanations.  

Beth Martilik

Beth Martilik

Assistant Director of Education

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

This is Part 5 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of breast procedures. There are many different types of breast procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. This series will address several of the more confusing topics. Part 5 focuses on the coding of different types of autologous tissue breast reconstruction procedures.

Kim Carrier

Kim Carrier

Director of Coding Quality Assurance

Coding Tip: Never-ending Denials

Coding Tip: Never-ending Denials

Coding denials are sent after the auditor has reviewed the record in question and the auditor does not agree with the DRG that was paid. This can be for either a diagnosis or a procedure code that they think does not meet reporting requirements.

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Overcome common coding challenges identified during audits and coding staff performance reviews with HIAlearn Action Plans.

See how HIAlearn
will benefit you

Overcome common coding challenges identified during audits and coding staff performance reviews with HIAlearn Action Plans.

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