HCR 220 Week 4 assignment

HCR 220 Week 4 assignment - The physician orders an EKG to...

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1. A 68-year old male presents to the office complaining of pronounced weakness on the right side of his body and slurred speech for the past 24 hours. Based on the examination, the physician orders an MRI to investigate a possible transient ischemic attack. Symptoms, Signs, and III-Defined Conditions----Codes 780, 799 The above codes are used to classify a patient’s symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions when a definitive or specific diagnosis cannot be made. The patient complained of weakness and exhibited slurred speech, the physician ordered an MRI to investigate for a possible transient ischemic attack. I chose these codes because there is not a definitive diagnosis at this time and there cannot be one made as this time. 2. A 44 year old male presents to the office complaining of intermittent chest pain.
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Unformatted text preview: The physician orders an EKG to rule out a possible cardiac event. Diseases of the Circulatory System----Codes 390-459 The patient is experiencing chest pain and the physician wants to rule out a cardiac event. I chose to use the codes 390-459 because these codes are associated with the circulatory system. 3. 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 patients primary concern is the wound on her left foot. The wound is classifiable under the diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. These codes classify skin infections, inflammations, and other diseases....
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