Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Inpatient, July 7, 2010

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Marianela Cordova, CPC, accounts receivable representative and coder for Community Health Centers, Inc., in Winter Garden, FL. Marianela was the first person to correctly answer this question:

Which code should you report for plasma cell leukemia in relapse?

a. 203.02
b. 203.11
c. 203.12
d. 205.0

Answer: 203.12

Here’s a little bit about Marianela:

What are your current job responsibilities?
I am an accounts receivable representative and coder for Community Health Centers, Inc.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
I have always been fascinated with the medical field, but it was in New York when my sister-in-law made me register for an ICD-9 coding class so she did not have to go by herself; it was then when I found my calling.

What do you like most about your job?
Coding deliveries for the OB-GYN

What is your favorite area of coding?
OB-GYN

What is your least favorite area of coding?
My least favorite part of coding is when I am not able to assign codes due to the lack of documentation.

What are some of your hobbies?
My hobbies are gardening and listening to music, and I love watching a good movie.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
“We are never too old to learn something new.”



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