Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Inpatient, October 28, 2009

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Genieve R. Nottage, MBA, BSHA, CPC-I, CPC, owner and educator of Chronicles Billing, Inc., in Locust Grove, GA. Genieve 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 Genieve:

What are your current job responsibilities?
I am a consultant and educator.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
Healthcare information has always been a passion of mine. Many coders have no idea the impact that they have on society. The information that we offer (statistically) not only to insurance companies but also to entities such as the World Health Organization provides statistical data to help predict healthcare trends and plan for future healthcare needs.

What do you like most about your job?
What I enjoy most is educating others and helping providers obtain maximum reimbursement.

What is your favorite area of coding?
My favorite area of coding would be gastroenterology.

What is your least favorite area of coding?
There is really not a section that I would call my least favorite, however, I find cardiovascular case studies the most challenging.

What are some of your hobbies?
Answering questions on! I also enjoy networking (e.g., Twitter and blogging) with anyone who shares my passion for coding.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
“Education is a goal to be pursued!” Many times as coders, we feel as though we have the answers to all coding questions. There is always room for continued growth and education in our field. It’s important to associate ourselves with those who will encourage, uplift, and inspire!

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