According to the WHO, more than 200,000 leprosy cases worldwide were reported in 2015. This month’s Code Cracker post shares some background and coding information about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease).
Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
While the healthcare industry plays “wait and see” as uncertainty looms with regard to the regulatory landscape ahead, the events of this past year offer a few hints as to what we might expect in 2017.
’Tis the season of holiday movies playing day and night on numerous channels. In “Home Alone,” a young Kevin McCallister defends his home from two burglars on Christmas Eve with a series of booby traps that land the thieves with a myriad of unexpected injuries.
One of the greatest mystery and horror writers of all time, Edgar Allan Poe, is buried just a few blocks from the Baltimore Convention Center. With Halloween looming, and to celebrate Baltimore’s most famous writer, below is an exercise in coding the injuries and deaths suffered in some of Poe’s most famous works.