Take Test: Unit II Assessment
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1. Explain what NOS and NEC indicate and what must be done in the event that a coder sees these abbreviations.Your response must be at least 75 words in length.
1. What are GEMs, and how are they important in ICD coding?Your response must be at least 75 words in length.
1. Other than reimbursement, discuss the benefits of medical coding in the health care industry. How can organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), use coding data to improve public health?Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
1. Outline the steps in ICD-10-CM coding to include the use of the Index to Diseases and Injuries and the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries. In what ways do these tools add to the level of specificity in medical coding?