Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Outpatient, February 10, 2010

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Tuli Barman, a consultant in the medical coding department of Isys Softech in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. Tuli was the first person to correctly answer this question:

What code should you report for Marburg disease?

a. 078.82
b. 078.88
c. 078.89
d. 079.0

Answer: 078.89

Here’s a little bit about Tuli:

What are your current job responsibilities?
I am responsible for generating codes in our production unit, conducting quality analysis, dealing with denials in our accounts receivable department, and conducting client communication.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
As a medical graduate, I think this is a challenging profession through which I can share my clinical view as well as my academic knowledge.

What do you like most about your job?
I like to study different types of cases and determine appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes, as well as the correct modifiers.

What is your favorite area of coding?
Anesthesia, cardiothoracic surgery, and radiology

What is your least favorite area of coding?

What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy reading different kinds of books, traveling, and cooking.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
One should be accurate, punctual, sincere and should cooperate with others.

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