Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder®

July 17, 2017

In this episode Heather Bryans discusses a situation in which rules conflict between the IRF PAI Manual and ICD-10 Guidelines. Paula Digby speaks to BMI as a tier in IRF, and Etiologic selection in a case that could have been spine-focused or brain-focused. In Paula’s first answer she refers to this document from the National Institutes of Health https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/prctgd_c.pdf  In the final question Paula refers to information available from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center  http://weillcornellbrainandspine.org/condition/chiari-malformation/surgery-chiari-malformations

We also announce the winner of the official Coffee with the Coder® mug, Ramona from Memphis! The “mug shot” here is of Tabbetha from Florida, our winner in episode 11.

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