Health Information Management

Trivia answer

JustCoding News: Inpatient, August 29, 2012

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Latorria Brock, reimbursement coding specialist at the University of Illinois Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinic. Latorria was the first person to correctly answer this question:

Which is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a crushing injury to the axillary region?
a.  927.00
b.  927.01
c.  927.02
d.  927.03
Answer: C, code 927.02
Here’s a little bit about Latorria:
What are your current job responsibilities?
Inpatient sub-specialty coding (pediatrics), gastrology, neurology endo/diabetes, pulmonary, PICU, primary care, and gathering all charges for each department and submitting them to billing.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management? 
I enjoy the challenges that come with the job.
What do you like most about your job?
The continuous learning opportunity.
What is your favorite area of coding?
Neurology, how the brain functions and affects us in different ways is intriguing.
What is your least favorite area of coding?
Peds ICU is the most difficult, for there are so many service codes to understand and align in the proper place.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy volleyball, reading, and crossword puzzles.
Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
Do onto others as I would want them to do to me!

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