Quiz 7: Coding Blood and Immunological Conditions

Medicine

The burn may occur due to the actual contact of the skin with a flame, a hot object, or chemicals such as acids. The img code is used to report the diagnosis of a burn. The img represents site and severity, img denotes the extent and the last E denotes external cause. The site refers to the location in the human body that is affected by burning. The general codes describe the sites of burn in the range img . The codes used for describing burns are as follows: img : burns confined to adnexa and eye. img : burn of head, neck and face. img : burn of the trunk. img : burn of upper limb, except hand and wrist. img : burn of hand and wrist. img : burn of the lower limb. img : burns of multiple specified sites. img : burn of internal organs. The fifth digit or the second digit after decimal in the code reports additional details related to the site of the burn. The fifth digit choices for code category img are: 0: unspecified site. 1: toe 2: foot 3: ankle 4: lower leg 5: knee 6: thigh 9: multiple sites of lower limb Burn refers to an injury by heat, chemical, or fire. At least three codes are required to report a burn. img In the code denotes site and severity. The codes in the range img are used to describe the location of a burn in the human body.

A patient can sustain the burn to any body part in many different ways. The causes of burn include the skin coming in actual contact with a flame (such as a candle), a hot object, or chemicals (such as lye). The first-listed code for the burn reports the anatomical site that is affected by the injury. Therefore, option b. is correct. Reason for the correct statement: At least three codes are required to report the diagnosis of a burn. The first code reports both the site and severity of the burn. Site is defined as the anatomical site that is affected by the injury. Hence, option b. is correct. Reasons for the incorrect statements: Option a. is given as, "The percentage of body surface area affected." In case of a burn, the first code that is required to report the diagnosis of burn is the site and the severity of the burn. The second code is used to report the extent of the burn. The extent refers to the total percentage of body surface area that is affected by the injury. Option c. is given as, "How the injury occurred." The third code is used to report the external cause of the burn. The external causes of burn include hot objects, flame, and chemicals. Option d. is given as, "The age of the patient." At least three codes are required to report the diagnosis of burn. The first code describes the site and severity of the injury, the second code reports the extent of the injury, and the third code documents the cause of the injury. Hence, options a. , c. , and d. are incorrect. Site and severity are the first listed codes that is used to report the diagnosis of a burn accurately.

At least three codes are required for the complete diagnosis of a burn. img code is used for accurate coding of a burn. img denotes the site and severity of a burn. The first three digits of the code determine the site of the burn on the human body. The general codes in the range represent the sites of the burn img . Severity refers to the level of seriousness of a burn. There are three degrees of severity, namely first degree, second degree, and third degree. The fourth digit in the code explains the severity of each category of burn except img and img . Erythema or redness of the skin epidermis is the first-degree severity. Blisters on the skin and epidermal and dermal loss are included in the second degree of severity. The third degree of severity involves the destruction of all the skin layers with possible involvement of the subcutaneous fat, bone, and muscle. The physician's notes may document the severity of a burn using medical terms such as blisters or use a degree designation. The first, second, and third degree of severity is represented by codes img respectively. The fourth digit explains the severity of a burn in the code. The first degree of severity involves erythema or redness of the epidermis. Blisters and loss of dermis and epidermis are the second-degree severity. Destruction of all the skin layers falls in the third degree of severity. Codes img are used to represent the first, second, and third degree of severity.