RAC Focus: Coding & Documentation of Pneumonia

In this course the analogy of painting is used. The “art class” instructs the student to paint the perfect coding picture using the clinical palette and techniques. This session is geared specifically towards coding for inpatient facility services; however, physician office coders will also gain a better understanding of the diagnosis and appropriate code selection for pneumonia.

This course authored by Paula Digby.

Course Objectives:

Understand and appreciate the nuances of documentation that may be seen in a record with Pneumonia as a diagnosis.

  • Review anatomy of the disease process and types of pneumonia.
  • Detail the clinical perspective from presentation to treatment
  • Detail the coding perspective
  • View case examples

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