The humble liver is the body’s largest gland and has plenty that can go wrong with it, but rarely gets the attention it deserves in coder education. Let’s have a look at the anatomy and pathophysiology of the liver and some of the procedures we might call upon to code in CPT and PCS.
- Gain greater understanding of the normal functioning of the liver
- Understand common liver pathophysiology
- Explore the manifestations of liver disease
Ed O’Beirne, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CDIP, PA, MHS
Ed has been in healthcare his entire career with 15 years as a clinician and 11 years in a variety of HIM coding related roles. After 4 years as a respiratory therapist and 11 years as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant, the fascination with reading, analyzing, and translating medical documentation overcame his desire to perform patient care. For a guy with a habit for reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Merck Manual, and medical records just for fun, HIM became a natural fit.
As Director of PAs he was responsible for validating and improving documentation quality for a 33 physician, 14 PA practice. In this role he became a liaison with HIM and Coding, and cultivated an ability to confidently talk to and work with providers on matters of documentation and coding.
The pathway from production coder to Director of Clinical Integration with Haugen has taken him through nearly all clinical specialties and areas of coding, including inpatient and outpatient coding among both large and small facilities to surgical and medical profee coding.
CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded. The CEUs will expire on 8.31.21, but the webinar recording will be available until 8.31.22.
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.