0239 Zeroing in on Z-Codes


This education session will focus on the accurate diagnosis code assignment for Z codes for Admission for Observation, Follow-up Examination, Convalescence, and Screening for Specific Diseases. A concise description of each code will be given and the logic and rationale behind code assignment will be demonstrated. Example cases will be provided with interactive polling questions for HIM professionals to test their knowledge. Following completion of the session, attendees will be able to accurately define and contrast the above Z codes and apply logical steps to arrive at the correct diagnosis code assignment.