Health Information Management

Trivia answer

JustCoding News: Outpatient, September 19, 2012

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Congratulations to this week’s winner Deanna Barber, RHIT, hospital coder I, for the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. Deanna correctly answered this question:

What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for laceration of the skin of the eyelid?
a. 870.0
b. 870.1
c. 870.2
d. 870.3
Answer: A
Here’s a little bit about Deanna:
What are your current job responsibilities?
I am a hospital outpatient coder for the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in health information management?
HIM has so many opportunities to offer and I am always looking to learn something new and challenging.
What is your favorite area of coding?
I don't have a favorite area. I enjoy the everyday challenge of coding. I have not come across two cases that are identical.
What is your least favorite area of coding?
At this time I don't have a least favorite. Coding is still very new to me and I am enjoying every minute of it.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with family.
Do you have a personal motto that you live by?
My personal motto is, Try to learn something new every day, as knowledge is power.

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