Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Fall Flops

 by Dianna Foley, RHIA, CHPS, CCS

Test your ICD-10-CM coding skills with this Klutz family experience.

Fall…a time for brilliantly colored leaves, apple festivals, and pumpkin spice anything.  However, for the Klutz family, fall takes on another connotation…a type of uncontrolled descent.  Let’s see how this Fall, each of the Klutz children manage to injure themselves in a fall with only one occurring at their single-family home.

First up was Raymond, who was riding on the end of the grocery cart at the store when he fell off and got a contusion of his left foot.

Then Peter was rough housing with little Dana in the back yard trying to carry her on his back. She tumbled off and ended up with a contusion of her left elbow.

Egon was racing on his bicycle when he hit a hole in the bike path and fell off the bike striking his forehead.  A rather large egg-shaped hematoma developed there, but thankfully, no other injuries were sustained.

Janine was running along an embankment near the new condominium construction in town when she slipped and fell.  Her left knee took the brunt of the fall where a contusion evolved.

Peter was leaning over in his chair at an outdoor dining restaurant to see the menu that Egon was holding when he fell right out of the chair landing on his buttocks.  A hematoma spread across the buttocks area but luckily, that was his only injury.

Fortunately, the falls were not overly injurious to the Klutz children…at least this Fall!

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