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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder®

Today Heather Bryans addresses a specificity question from an IRF program in which the coder asks whether to use “Debility” or “Age-Related Debility”, another whose Payer suggests a principal diagnosis of Z51.89, a query regarding Georgia Medicaid and billing for split or shared visits when a PA or NP shares or splits the visit with the physician, and a look into appropriate reporting of a fracture of the superior publis.

Congratulations to today’s winner, Thomas in Arizona! This “mug shot” is Tabbetha, our winner from Episode 11.

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