In Coding
Aug 12th, 2019
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The more familiar you are with burn injuries and documentation, the easier it is to code the cases. Burn coding is challenging and requires you to consider multiple factors. Proper coding and documentation require an understanding of the types of burns, estimating burn extent based on age, and being familiar with how this estimation varies ...
In Coding
Jun 7th, 2019
Approximately every minute, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 hospital admissions and visits to hospital emergency departments occur annually for burn evaluation and treatment in the United States. The likelihood for a medical coder to have to code ...
Jul 29th, 2011
“There are several CPT codes related to burn coding available to enhance your coding and reimbursement.  Burn coding is often forgotten in the physician practice setting, which results in leaving a lot of money on the table,” says AAPC member Charlene Endre-Burgett, MS-HCM, CMA (AAMA), CPC, CPM-MCS, CMSCS. The article is featured in the July ...