1. Appropriate encounter character (7th character)
2. Head Injuries
Closed head injury vs concussion vs. symptoms associated with head injuries
New guideline for multiple sites
Percentage of body surface area affected
4. Fractures Type vs. Treatment Type
Traumatic vs. pathological fractures
Fractures – open or closed?
Fracture Treatment – open, closed, percutaneous
5. External Cause Coding
Trauma and injuries due to floods, fire, acts of god?
6. Pro-fee Coding for Trauma Surgeons
Appropriate Modifier for “planned” procedures for wounds left open and planned closure within the global period.
May 19, 2019
CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management
Victoria Weinert, RHIT, CCS
Victoria Weinert, RHIT, CCS has been working in the HIM field for twenty years working in various roles of HIM Departments from clerk to supervisor and is now the Audit and Compliance Manager for the healthcare staffing company, Oxford Global Resources.