Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Outpatient, October 21, 2009

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Anjanjeet Singh Dhaliwal, CPC, CPC-H, a senior medical coder for Prexus Health India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Prexus Health, LLC, in Gurgaon, Haryana in India. Anjanjeet was the first person to correctly answer this question:

What CPT code should you report for a transluminal peripheral atherectomy, percutaneous; femoral-popliteal?
a. 35490
b. 35491
c. 35492
d. 35493

Answer: 35493

Here’s a little bit about Anjanjeet:

What are your current job responsibilities?
My primary job responsibilities include coding radiology and outpatient surgery cases and clearing cases that have been denied.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
I believe that health information management is a specialized and growing field that is challenging and requires a special skill set, which prompted me to join this field.

What do you like most about your job?
I like that there is something new to learn every day.

What is your favorite area of coding?
My favorite area of coding is radiology.

What is your least favorite area of coding?
I don’t have any area that I don’t like in particular, but I have not coded medicine a lot.

What are some of your hobbies?
I like to paint and play basketball, and I enjoy watching movies.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
I believe a person should have balance in life. You should work hard and enjoy life too.

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