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dmarsh - who has written 43 posts on SuperCoder Blog.

Deborah concentrates on coding and compliance for radiology and cardiology, including the tricky world of interventional procedures, as well as oncology and hematology. Since joining The Coding Institute in 2004, she’s also covered the ins and outs of coding for orthopedics, audiology, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and more.

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Medical Coding Data Files

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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The Top Questions to Ask Before You Buy Coding Data Files

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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A lot of the talk around TCI SuperCoder lately has been focused on our recently improved 2018 Data Files and the major financial consequences that can result from an organization’s choice of data files. Why is this choice so important? When it comes to medical codes, data sets have to have the right information in […]

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Here’s How New Hysterectomy Code 58575 Compares to Other Code Options

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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We’re coming to the end of Cervical Health Awareness Month, in case you didn’t know. And in a roundabout way, that makes me think of the new 2018 hysterectomy code 58575 (Laparoscopy, surgical, total hysterectomy for resection of malignancy (tumor debulking), with omentectomy including salpingo-oophorectomy, unilateral or bilateral, when performed). How does this new code […]

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Home in On the Details in 2018 Ob-gyn Coding

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Most ob-gyn coders know the mantra—specificity, specificity, specificity. If you want prompt and ethical reimbursement in 2018, though, specificity just got real. Are you up to date on the changes now in effect? Pick a Side with New Sixth Character for Tubal and Ovarian Pregnancies CMS provided some much-needed updates to tubal and ovarian pregnancies […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment: What’s New for 2018?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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It’s that time of year again — time for your patients to start thinking about their healthcare needs and what they’re looking for in their Medicare health and drug plans. Medicare Open Enrollment began on Oct. 15 and will remain open until Dec. 7. And there’s good news. CMS reports more options and lower premiums […]

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2018 ICD-10-CM Orthopedics Changes & Your Practice

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Step-by-Step Guide to Checking National Correct Coding Initiative Edits on SuperCoder

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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CCI Edits Checker is one of the tools SuperCoder subscribers use the most, so here’s a quick instructional guide to help users make the most of this resource, including the color-coded results and RVU options.   Note: This guide is specific to the CCI Edits Checker for Medicare PTP practitioner edits, but Outpatient Facility Coder […]

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World No Tobacco Day – A Multispecialty View of Conditions Related to Tobacco Use

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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7 Questions ID the Online Medical Code Search That’s Best for You

Friday, May 5, 2017

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When I first entered the coding world, printed coding manuals were the home of medical codes. Fast forward to today, and there are a lot of options if you prefer to find a code online instead. Here are some ideas on what to look for when choosing an online code search (don’t miss #6). 1. […]

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Women’s Health in Focus – ICD-10-CM Codes for Encounters and Conditions Commonly Reported for Female Patients

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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What better time than International Women’s Day (March 8) to focus on women’s health? We’ve pulled together 15 common conditions and encounter-types in an ICD-10-CM infographic.

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