Healthcare Codes and Practices


As CEO of the Maximum Care hospital, one of the mandates given to me is that of overseeing and managing the overall services given to the patients in the hospital. After conducting a proper analysis in the hospital, it has discovered that there is an outbreak of superbugs which in one way or the other are compromising the overall service provision in the facility. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the CEO and the whole hospital staff and personnel to find out what caused the outbreak and after that formulate a strategic plan to eradicate the superbugs for good. This report paper will begin by identifying the codes associated with the outbreak of the superbugs. Secondly, the paper will examine the reasons as to why the government decided to settle on the coding of the more detailed ICD10 system. The paper will then find ways in which Patient-Centric Healthcare Practices can be improved to facilitate proper health care provision. Assessment of how HIMS can be used to improve patient experience will also be examined. Lastly, the paper will identify how the Maximum Care hospital will use Patient-Centric Healthcare practice principle to improve their services

Five possible codes related to the "superbug."

Currently, in the facility, there have been several cases of patients who are showing symptoms that are as a result of superbugs. After analysis it has been found out that the symptoms are being brought about by some types of codes. The first contributor code is that of ICD10-CM Code J68.0 which is attached to acute chemical bronchitis. The symptoms of this condition are having are running nose, sour throat, cold fever, acute headaches among others(Giannangelo, 2016). A second code for the superbug is that of ICD10-CM Code J15.0 which identifies Klebsiella Pneumoniae. Some of the symptoms of Klebsiella pneumoniae include having some blood on the mucus or the mucus being yellow, fever, nausea, feeling weak in the entire body among others.

A third code related to the superbug is that of ICD10-CM Code A15.0 which identifies with mycobacterium infection and affects the lungs. Some notable symptoms for this include lack of appetite, weight loss, and severe coughs, among others. ICD10-CM Code A15.5 is the other code, and it identifies laryngeal tuberculosis. Symptoms associated with laryngeal tuberculosis are those of odynophagia, dysphagia, and having a hoarse voice. Lastly, it is the ICD10-CM Code A15.7 which is identified with primary respiratory tuberculosis. Some of the symptoms of this condition include those of lack of appetite, severe cough

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