Advance for Health Information Professionals: ICD-10, Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology…
Anatomy and Pathophysiology are a big component to the ICD-10 puzzle and AAPC ICD-10 trainer Marilyn Holley, CPC, CPC-I, RHIT discussed this in the most recent Coding Corner for Advance for Health Information Professionals.
“Once we understand the basics of A&P, it’s then important to gain an understanding of how diseases affect the normal healthy functions of these phenomenal organ and body systems by studying pathophysiology,” she says. “(A) [c]oder who is well-versed on how an organ system functions, in both the healthy state as well as during the disease processes, will be better equipped to intelligently query providers when additional documentation is required. Conversely, a coder who has in depth understanding of A, P & P will be able to make appropriate correlations when reviewing documentation and avoid needlessly approaching providers for clarification.”
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