Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Outpatient, March 21, 2012

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Vickie MacIntyre, RN, CPC, who works at Scott & White Health Plan in Temple, TX. Vickie correctly answered this question:

What is the correct CPT® code for a revision of a gastroduodenal anastomosis with reconstruction and without vagotomy?

a. 43850
b. 43855
c. 43860
d. 43865

Answer: A

Here’s a little bit about Vickie:
What are your current job responsibilities?

I audit contracted physicians for an HMO connected to a hospital.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
I am an RN who had a brain tumor and decided this would be a good choice for my abilities.

What do you like most about your job?
I most enjoy teaching physicians.

What is your favorite area of coding?
My favorite area is hematology/oncology.

What is your least favorite area of coding?
My least favorite areas are spinal and cardiac procedures.

What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy working out, watching TV, and playing with my dogs.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
“Live every day as if it was your last.”



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