JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding Handbook (Pack of 5)

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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding Handbook (Pack of 5)

Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer

This handbook is a quick reference guide for coders in emergency department (ED) settings. It guides coders through assigning visit levels and documentation requirements for a variety of common ED services. The handbook also includes anatomical illustrations for fractures.

Table of Contents:

Evaluation and Management

  • Type A ED visit levels
  • Type B ED visit levels   

Integumentary System

  • Anatomy of skin
  • Incision and drainage  
  • Debridement  
  • Repair
    • Simple  
    • Intermediate  
    • Complex  
  • Burns, local treatment  

Musculoskeletal System

  • Introduction or removal  
    • Removal of foreign body  
    • Injection (tendons, muscles, trigger point)
    • Arthrocentesis  
  • Fracture and/or dislocation anatomy and coding
    • Definitions of common types and terms
    • Skull
    • Neck (soft tissues) and thorax  
    • Shoulder   
    • Humerus (upper arm) and elbow   
    • Forearm and wrist   
    • Hand and fingers   
    • Pelvic and hip joint   
    • Femur (thigh region) and knee joint   
    • Lower leg and ankle joint  
    • Foot and toes  
  • Application of casts and strapping

Respiratory System

  • Nose
    • Removal of foreign body


About the Author

Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is the director of education at TrustHCS. She is an accomplished trainer with over 24 years of experience in educating HIM professionals. As a member of the Mississippi Health Information Management Association, she was recognized with the champion award in 2010, educator award in 2009, and distinguished member award in 2007. She is currently pursuing a PhD in educational leadership.

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Published: August 2015

Page count: 60
Dimensions: 5x8.5
ISBN: 978-1-55645-730-2