Health Information Management

Trivia winner

JustCoding News: Outpatient, May 30, 2012

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Karen Y. Mitchell, CPC, a pediatric coder with UT Physicians Pediatrics and OBGGYN Billing Department. Karen correctly answered this question:

What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for lattice degeneration of the retina of the left eye?
a. H35.412
b. H35.422
c. H35.432
d. H35.442

Answer: A

Here’s a little bit about Karen:

What are your current job responsibilities?
I am a coder of pediatric specialties: gastroenterology, nephrology, cardiology, and genetics.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
I decided to pursue a career in HIM because it is a rewarding career. It has endless possibilities.Coding has so many opportunities.

What do you like most about your job?
What I like about my job is learning new things, which is an excellent challenge for me.

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

What is your least favorite area of coding?
I don’t really have a least favorite area.

What are some of your hobbies?
My favorite hobby is bowling.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
I read this motto and it stayed in my mind, “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

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