Learning the different code sets that we use can be a challenge at first. Yet when the light bulb goes off it becomes captivating. You enter a new world. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System or ICD-10-PCS is unlike any other code set we have seen before.
About AliciaScott-InstructorAlicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable. Alicia has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.
CCO Education Director and Coach Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC One of the things we've learned here at Certification Coaching Organization (CCO) and also in the years that I've worked in medical coding is that people who want to get certified struggle with education and passing the CPC® exam. The CPC®
Q: “There is really not many resources out there for coders in Wound care and it is a very busy department with lots of hurdles to go through with payment of these services. We have Skin substitutes, HBO treatment, Debridement. Even just coding the Diabetic Ulcers themselves, with ICD-10 codes that
Q: “Can you present something on Breast and Cancer areas, since treatment is now being focused on the unique or rare type the patient is felt to have?” A: What I did is I did some research and in truth there is a lot of different types of breast cancer, so
Q: Could you review how to code for measurement and monitoring in ICD-10-PCS with examples? Well, as you know I love ICD-10 and I also really enjoy ICD-10-PCS. Since we do a weekly student webinar for ICD-10-CM and PCS and Risk Adjustment we’ve been working through some of these examples and
Q: E/M with Diabetes - “When coding say an E/M encounter and the patient has type 2 diabetes documented in the medical record but the patient is not seeing the provider for her diabetes, is it still listed as a diagnosis?” Alicia A: This one I happen to know as a
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Q: CRC Pre employment Questions - “What is a good example of a CRC pre-employment question? What are employers looking for?” A: CKD Stage V requiring dialysis, AV fistula patent. This is what you need to know, you break this down really quickly. These are things that you need to have