HCR 220 week 4 checkpoint

HCR 220 week 4 checkpoint - physician orders an EKG to rule...

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A 68-year-old male presents to the office complaining of pronounced weakness on the right side of the body and slurred speech for the past 24 hours. Based on the examination, the physician orders an MRI to investigate a possible transient ischemic. Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions------Codes 780-799 These codes are used to classify patient’s signs, symptoms, and ill-defined conditions for which a definitive diagnosis cannot be made. Since the patient was complaining of weakness and had slurred speech and the doctor ordered an MRI to investigate a possible transient ischemic I would use these codes since a definitive diagnosis cannot be made yet. A 44-year-old male presents to the office complaining of intermittent chest pain. The
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Unformatted text preview: physician orders an EKG to rule out a possible cardiac event. Diseases of the Circulatory System------Codes 390-459 Since the patient is complaining of chest pain and the doctor wants to rule out a cardiac event you would use the codes 390-459 since these codes deal with the circulatory system. A 72-year-old diabetic female exhibits a non-healing wound on her left foot. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue-----Codes 680-709 The patient’s primary encounter is her wound on her left foot. The wound would fall under the diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. These codes classify skin infections, inflammations, and other diseases....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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