Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Outpatient, May 19, 2010

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Patricia A. Amelio, CPC, MCB, CPAT, of X-Ray Associates, P.A., in Hockessin, DE. Patricia was the first person to correctly answer this question:

What HCPCS Level II code should you report for an injection of morphine sulfate, 100 mg?

a. J2270
b. J2271
c. J2275
d. J2278

Answer: J2271

Here’s a little bit about Patricia:

What are your current job responsibilities?
I am a certified coder, and I work for Christiana Care Health Systems. I code for their radiology department.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
I felt that it was a stable career, and I love helping others.

What do you like most about your job?
I like that every day is a new challenge, which keeps it interesting.

What is your favorite area of coding?
Interventional radiology and cardiology

What is your least favorite area of coding?
I don't have an area of coding that I dislike.

What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, writing, and playing the piano

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
Always be known as someone who gave more than took from this world when you leave it.

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