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Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Crossword Puzzle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that six out of every ten infectious diseases (60%) in people are zoonotic, meaning that these diseases are spread between animals and humans. NJPR has developed a coding crossword puzzle to help reinforce correct coding. Earn 1 AHIMA CE credit by completing the puzzle and submitting […]

Viral Diseases of Zoonotic Origin

The ICD-10-CM codes for the diseases discussed in this blog are found in ICD-10-CM Chapter 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99) and Chapter 22: Codes for Special Purposes U00-U85) where the code U07.1 COVID-19 is located. Chapter 1 includes, “diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible.” Although we are not going to discuss the […]

Thrombolysis Using the EKOS Crossword Puzzle

The topic “Intravascular Ultrasound Assisted Thrombolysis” was brought up at the September 10, 2019, Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. The issue presented was that no ICD-10-PCS code or code combination was available at that time to fully describe intravascular ultrasound assisted thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).  Related to this issue, it was noted that […]