Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Inpatient, May 12, 2010

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, John E. Fink, III, RHIA, CCS, supervisor of medical records at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA. John was the first person to correctly answer this question:

Which code should you report for cystoid macular degeneration?
a. 362.41
b. 362.50
c. 362.53
d. 362.62

Answer: 362.53

Here’s a little bit about John:

What are your current job responsibilities?
Supervisor of coding, transcription, and chart completion

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
The HIM program offered many opportunities to expand within the field, and my history in the field of pharmacy seemed like a good link.

What do you like most about your job?
I like the fact that I play a part in the overall healthcare picture, even if it is within only a certain specific area.

What is your favorite area of coding?
All aspects. I love being able to code both inpatient and outpatient cases when needed.

What is your least favorite area of coding?
Interventional radiology has its challenges.

What are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with family, participating in church activities, fishing, playing volleyball, and bike riding

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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