Quiz #3: DVTs and Rat Poison

All kidding aside, warfarin is a 70-year-old life-saving drug for the millions of people who suffer from life-threatening blood clots. It is made from the same chemicals found in rat poison. Often users need to be monitored up to three times a week and adhere to a strict diet that controls levels of Vitamin K …

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Coding up a Storm

With Hurricane Florence having made landfall in the Carolinas last week, here are some quick helpful hurricane coding hints for the coders out there. General Guidelines Most codes for Hurricanes and other hurricane-related external causes are typically found within Exposure to Forces of Nature: X30-X39. Be sure to pay attention to the notes included with …

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Quiz #2: Fall at the Playground

Fractures require a lot of aftercare coding. However, unlike other types of aftercare which carry their own set of codes, fracture coding uses the 7th character in the sequence to define the episode of care for the fracture. They also characterize the type of fracture, the degree of damage, and whether or not surrounding tissue …

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