New ICD-10-PCS Course on the Role of Decision Making in Selection of the Root Operation

BEDFORD, Mass. - Jan. 23, 2020 - PRLog -- Libman Education in collaboration with Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, has released a new online course as part of an extensive catalog of advanced ICD-PCS topics for inpatient coders.  ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making addresses one of the persistent challenges of the ICD-10-PCS coding system, the selection of the correct root operation.

"The key to selection of the root operation is to focus on the intent or objective of the procedure. This requires a shift in thinking as coders must first determine what the provider was trying to accomplish -- not just what actions they took," said Lynn Kuehn, author of the new course.  "With complex procedures and detailed documentation that may use totally different words than what the code system is looking for, this can be easier said than done."

Five years after initial implementation of ICD-10 in 2015, coders still struggle to accurately select the root operation -- a feature unique to ICD-10-PCS and central to the design of the classification system. Selection of the correct root operation is essential to accurate, complete and defensible coding of inpatient procedures.

ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Decision Making is the newest installment in the advanced ICD-10-PCS coding library authored by Lynn Kuehn and offered by Libman Education.  "We are pleased to work with Lynn as she has a particular genius for helping coders to understand the complexity of ICD-10-PCS coding," according to Susan Pepple, Vice President of Libman Education.  "These online, on demand courses empower coders to more quickly and confidently arrive at the right ICD-10-PCS code."

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