M201 Unit 2 Errors In Research

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As a former student in M201/M202, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated at the size of the ICD-10 CM/PCS coding books. However, as we began learning about the guidelines and rules to coding it all started to come together. Last year’s transition to ICD-10 for the United States, had required changes for all health care systems. With that being said, coders were now required to code more detailed information which makes it available for more frequent errors. Therefore, in this discussion I will explain two examples of minor errors that I had trouble with in M201/M202. Example 1: As, we all know that coding for a pregnancy can be a bit overwhelming at times. Some minor errors that I came across would be understanding when and when not to apply the code O80 and making sure that I didn’t miss any detailed information. Also, I would forget the importance of distinguish the difference between an uppercase letter “O” and a zero. This would cause confusion and incorrect codes for my assignments. As a result, I started to pay more …show more content…

According to the rule in CMS, “A code from category I22, Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) and non ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction, is to be used when a patient who has suffered an AMI has a new AMI within the 4 week time frame of the initial AMI. A code from category I22 must be used in conjunction with a code from category I21. The sequencing of the I22 and I21 codes depends on the circumstances of the encounter.” (ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2016 , 2016). As a co. I struggled with would be making sure I didn’t miss any details on when the patient had their initial AMI. Therefore, whenever I had an assignment with a patient who was being treated for an AMI, I would either go to my instructor for help or ask one of my

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