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Coding and Health Insurance

Code 10 ailments using ICD-10 (2016) and describe the experience and importance of coding in health insurance.

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This assignment elaborates on the need of disease coding, in relation to the domain of health insurance. It explains how accurate coding of disease is crucial for building and tracking statistical information about a particular medical treatment and disease.

Coding and Health Insurance

Code 10 ailments using ICD-10 (2016) and describe the experience and importance of coding in health insurance.

   Added on 2023-04-24

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Running head: HEALTHCARE
Coding and health insurance
Name of the Student
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Coding and Health Insurance_1
1HEALTHCARE
Introduction- The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related
Health Problems or ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the medical classification list that is
commonly formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2018). It contains codes for
a plethora of signs and symptoms, complaints, abnormal findings, diseases, external cause of
disease or injury, and social circumstances. This assignment will elaborate on the need of
disease coding, in relation to the domain of health insurance.
Discussion- The basic classification of ICD contains information on an estimated
14,000 dissimilar quotes that help in tracking new disease by diagnosing them at any point of
time. Benign neoplasm has been selected as the topic of interest for coding. The condition
refers to a mass of localized tumor that grows slowly. Owing to the fact that benign neoplasm
does not have the characteristic of metastasis, or spreading to distant location, it is
particularly considered to be non-cancerous and some common forms of such neoplasm are
hemangioma, fibroma, adenoma and lipoma (Sun et al., 2015). The code for 10 ailments
selected for this assignment is given below:
Number Illness Code
1 Benign neoplasm of larynx D14.2
2 Benign neoplasm of bronchus and lung D14.3
3 Benign neoplasm of thymus D15.0
4 Benign neoplasm of heart D15.1
5 Benign neoplasm of Short bones of upper limb D16.1
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