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, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive text notifications send an email to help@AQ-IQ.com with your request. We will text you in the hour prior to the start of the next episode.

In Episode 99, all the questions were submitted anonymously, so the entire audience was in the drawing for today’s “mugging”. Our guest expert Ms Heather Bryans addressed first IRF coding of a right pontine stroke – must the physician link the dysarthria to the stroke for it to be reported as a late effect? Next, the term “disuse myopathy” is mentioned, with guidance for reporting. The final questioner asked about Z43.0 for stoma care when the trach has been removed. Congratulations to today’s winner,  Lynn. Many thanks to Dawn for this great “mugshot”!

Dial in for the next Episode on October 12th beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific).

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