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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2017 | Archived Issues

Trauma Registrars Attend Classes at Cedars-Sinai

New and veteran trauma registrars filled two days of ICD-10 courses at Cedars-Sinai this month.

Part of Cedars-Sinai's mission as a Level I trauma hospital is to be a leader in trauma education.

The courses featured lectures and case studies for coding ICD-10 injury diagnoses and procedures. The importance of accurately coding traumatic injuries has far-reaching implications for trauma hospitals and trauma systems. Accurate coding influences research, injury prevention, epidemiology, funding, performance improvement, national benchmarking and legislative initiatives.

The courses are designed to enhance knowledge for coding traumatic injuries and the procedures required for national, state and local agencies. These steps help ensure that the severity of illness, mortality rates and intensity of service are properly captured.