Codes assigned by cac r079 i213 r6884 s23421a i10

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Codes assigned by CAC: R07.9 I21.3 R68.84 S23.421A I10 E78.5 Answer Corrections to code assignment should be: Admit diagnosis is the chest pain R07.9 Principal diagnosis is the chondrosternal joint sprain S23.421A Hypertension I10 Hyperlipidemia E78.5 Do not add the myocardial infarction code (I21.3) but could use the code for old MI I25.2 Do not code the jaw pain R68.84 as stated that the patient did not have this (LaTour et al. 2010, 400–401) References LaTour, K. M. and S. Eichenwald Maki. 2010. Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice , 3rd ed. Chicago: AHIMA.
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Copyright ©2017 by the American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. 263 5.30 CAC roadblock Subdomain V.B.2 Determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action 1. Explain the importance of a coder in an organization that utilizes computer-assisted coding (CAC) as it regards accuracy of codes assigned. 2. Discuss how coders will factor in corrective action regarding this automated coding process. Answer A coder will be able to see the entire picture of the patient’s encounter and use that information when validating code assignment. They can identify a condition as a history rather than current episode. Their knowledge of coding guidelines will assist them in ensuring that the codes are correct. Coders can identify when documentation should be clarified by issuing a query to a physician and thus potentially impact the reimbursement by having more complete and accurate documentation. CAC only works with the information that is supplied. If information is unclear or lacking, nothing will be captured through CAC where a coder can utilize their knowledge and issue the query. The coder will also use their knowledge of coding guidelines and rules to sequence the codes provided in the proper order. (LaTour et al. 2010, 400–401) References LaTour, K. M. and S. Eichenwald Maki. 2010. Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice , 3rd ed. Chicago: AHIMA.
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