Module Eleven: Other Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions
Estimated time to complete module: 10-15 minutes
This online education module reviews general rules for ICD-10 coding for routine symptoms of definitive diagnoses, uncertain diagnoses, and comparative/contrasting diagnoses. It includes information about ICD-10 coding for common symptoms such as urinary tract infection, abdominal pain, and dermatitis.
1. Understand general rules for coding routine symptoms of definitive, uncertain, and comparative/contrasting diagnoses
2. Learn to code for signs, symptoms, and other conditions
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Richelle D. Beckman, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I
Richelle focuses her legal practice on regulatory compliance and healthcare reimbursement. She has administrative and compliance experience in the long term care, ambulatory surgery, medical group, and private practice settings with multi-specialty providers. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and certified professional coder with first-hand knowledge of the legal and practical reimbursement structures for government and private payors, and has assisted multiple providers in the planning, configuration, and implementation of electronic medical records. Richelle has prepared successful appeals for WPS, RAC, and private payor claim denials, audits, and reimbursement disputes and educates providers on appropriate documentation and coding practices. Richelle has received national awards from the American Health Information Management Association and Health Information and Management Systems Society and is active in local professional associations.