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MNHIMA January Roundtable: Decoding the Nuances of Trauma Coding

January 27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CST

The Coding Roundtables are free events for MNHIMA members only and are meant to provide an interactive environment of collaboration and education.  There is no advance registration for the roundtables.  We encourage you to add the date and time of each roundtable to your individual calendar, and then copy/paste the instructions from MNHIMA’s eAlerts.

Presentation Description:

Often, trauma cases are the result of motor vehicle accidents, and because of this, the insurance carrier potentially responsible for the claims must be identified, as well as special coverage limits that may be in place. Claim forms also require additional information to identify the accident, and if omitted, may cause claim denials. Modifiers become critical when the patient requires multiple surgeries for the treatment for proper reimbursement, as well as properly identifying the different body systems involved and treated. In these cases, coding with the appropriate use of modifiers can become critical. In this session we will see all the nuances behind trauma diagnosis and procedure coding in detail with real case examples.





Leigh Poland RHIA, CCS
Executive Director Coding Education

Leigh has over 20 years of coding experience and has worked extensively in the coding and education realm over the last 15 years. Her true passion is coding education and making sure coders are equipped to do their job accurately and with excellence.Prior to AGS Health, she was the Corporate Auditor/RAC Coordinator for a major healthcare provider and had the opportunity to work closely with HIM directors, supervisors, and coders across the United States. She managed the following in her role as corporate auditor:   coding education, auditing support, and HIM system implementation.  She also served as the RAC Coordinator at the corporate level during this time.  Leigh has also worked as coder, coding supervisor, and director of HIM in a 250 bed acute care facility. She has experience in an acute care setting, post-acute care, behavioral health and a physician-owned ambulatory surgery center.Academically, Leigh has graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science

Leigh is also certified in RHIA, CCS and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Leigh has had the opportunity to present at the AHIMA National Convention on multiple occasions. She has been a guest speaker on AHIMA webinars & has published articles in the AHIMA CodeWrite publication. Leigh has traveled the US and internationally providing coding education.




Srivalli Harihara

Srivalli Harihara is the Manager of Medical Coding Business Excellence and Training at AGS Health. She has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry devising organizational training strategy, oversee its implementation and assess outcomes. At AGS Health, Ms. Srivalli provides professional direction and monitors the effectiveness and success of all training programs. Srivalli has completed her Master’s in Microbiology and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

CE: 1.0
Domain: Revenue Cycle Management


January 27
12:00 pm 1:00 pm CST
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