0153 Coding an injury as a result of a fall: A trauma case workshop


This workshop will review your knowledge on coding injuries because of a fall using the source documents and verifying the coding rules with the CIHI Coding Standards. The ability to accurately interpret the source documents and locate the appropriate codes is critical to ensure high-quality data. Participants of this workshop will be able to review history, physical examination, operative, and radiology notes to consider how they would code this chart. From there, Kim Durofil, CHIM, BHA, will present the appropriate codes and explanations will be given to verify the answers.



By the end of the workshop, you will have covered the CIHI coding standards pertaining to:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • External cause codes
  • Diagnosis types for inpatients
  • Sequencing of multiple injuries
  • Significant injuries hierarchy
  • Using diagnostic reports to confirm the specificity
  • Multiple procedures from the same rubric
  • Qualifying procedures

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