Unit VIII Case Study
For this assignment, you will examine a scenario and apply sound ethical decision-making to determine the proper course of action.
Cindy Lou Kodingwho is a new coder at Southern Columbia Surgical Center. She works under the Office Manager, Martha May, but also closely works with the physicians directly when she needs documentation clarification.
Dr. Whobris is a physician at Southern Columbia Surgical Center. He sees a 12-year-old patient who has been previously seen for a right tibia fracture and casting at the Southern Columbia Surgical Center and is being seen again today for a new cast. Dr. Whobris indicates this cast should be billed separately from the previous visit.
Cindy Lou questions Dr. Whobris regarding the new cast and tells Dr. Whobris that she believes it should be bundled under the same surgical visit from the prior visit. Dr. Whobris insists this be coded as a new cast and separately from any prior service.
Your case study should be a minimum of two pages. You must use at least one academically reliable source to support your analysis and decision-making. All sources used must be properly cited in APA style. APA formatting is otherwise not required.
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