Archive for December, 2016

7 ICD-10 Codes for the New Year

Posted by Julia Foster on December 29, 2016 in Blog, News


Let the countdown begin. 2017 will be here before we know it! Here are some ICD-10 codes you might be using to bring in the New Year!


W25.XXA- Contact with sharp glass, sequela

Be careful when you are clinking glasses, or you will be in need of this code.


F10.920- Alcohol use with intoxication, uncomplicated

The best way to bring in the New Year is with a champagne toast.


S93.401A- Sprain of unspecified ligament of ankle

NYE is an opportunity to dress your best, but it is also an opportunity for a high heel injury.


Z38.00- Single live born infant, born outside hospital

NYE is all about welcoming Baby New Year.


E86.0 – Dehydration, R51 – Headache & R11.2 0 Nausea and vomiting

a.k.a- hangover


W39- Discharge of firework

Fireworks at midnight are always a fun way to celebrate!


Y93.A- Activities involving other cardiorespiratory exercise

Do you know what the most common New Year’s resolution is? Getting in better shape.


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8 ICD-10 Codes for the Holidays

Posted by Julia Foster on December 20, 2016 in Blog


8 ICD-10 Codes for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is all about friends, family, celebration and ICD-10 Codes. Okay, maybe not ICD-10 codes, but here are some codes in the holiday spirit.

W00.9XXA – Unspecified fall due to ice and snow, initial encounter
A white Christmas could also be a slippery Christmas

X08.8XXA – Exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames
When the eight days of Hanukkah are through, there’s a good chance you burnt a finger or two.

 W26.2XXA – Contact with edge of stiff paper
The gifts won’t wrap themselves.

Y93.21 – Activity, ice skating & V00.221 – Fall from Sled
Who doesn’t enjoy these traditional holiday activities?

X10.0XXA – Contact with hot drinks
There’s nothing quite like a nice cup of hot cocoa after ice skating and sledding.

Z72.820 – Sleep Deprivation
Who can sleep when you are trying to get a glimpse of Santa!

Y92.01 – Single-family non-institutional (private) house as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Because there is no place like home for the holidays.

BONUS CODES: ICD-10 Codes National Lampoon Style
W86.00XA – Exposure to domestic wiring
This code would have come in handy when the cat chews the electrical cord to the tree.

W53.29XA – Other contact with a squirrel

Remember the scene when the squirrel gets in?





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Levels of Professional Dress

Posted by Julia Foster on December 5, 2016 in Blog



Most companies have a particular dress code policy outlining exactly what you can and cannot wear in the office. In some cases, especially when going in for an interview, you might not be aware of the exact dress codes rules. For those times you do not have a detail dress code, use the guide below when choosing what to wear.



Casual dress codes have become more popular in recent years. While casual is the least dressy level of dress, there are still some guidelines you need to follow.

 What is okay to wear:

  • Nice-looking tops
  • Casual pants and skirts
  • Dark colored jeans
  • Any shoes, as long as they have a back
  • Casual accessories such as scarves, and statement jewelry


  • Casual pants
  • Dark colored jeans
  • Polos, sweaters, pullovers, and casual button downs
  • Sneakers and loafers

What to Avoid:

  • Anything too revealing
  • Skirts that are not an appropriate length
  • Anything that looks messy
  • Backless shoes
  • Unnatural hair color and facial piercings
  • Light colored and/or distressed jeans
  • Any clothing with stains or holes


Business Casual

Business casual typically the most popular dress code in offices. It allows you to have personality in your outfit, but remain professional looking.

What is okay to wear:

  • Dress pants, skirts or khakis.
  • Tops such as blouses, collared shirts, nice sweaters, or cardigans. Colors and patterns are acceptable.
  • Statement jewelry and accessories.
  • Flats or heels
  • Everything you would avoid when dressing casual


  • Button-down and collared shirts. Colors and patterns are acceptable.
  • Sweaters, sweater vests, and sport
  • Conservative colored dress pants or khakis.
  • Dress shoes are acceptable.

What to avoid:

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toe shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Jeans


Business Professional

Business Professional is a step above business casual. It is a more conservative type of dress, while still allowing colors.


  • Pant or Skirt Suit
  • Skirts no shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • If not wearing a suit, a blazer is recommended
  • A button up shirt in any color.
  • Non-distracting
  • Dark or nude colored tights.
  • Closed toed heels



  • A conservative colored suit, although it may have a light pattern.
  • Dress pants can be worn with a sport
  • Tie, colors and patterns are acceptable.
  • Collared button up shirts. Colors are acceptable.
  • Neutral colored oxfords or loafers.

Things to avoid:

  • Skirts shorter than 2 inches above the knee
  • Distracting jewelry
  • Open-toe shoes
  • Novelty
  • Anything that could be considered
  • Jeans
  • Everything you would avoid while dressing casual and business casual

Business Formal

Also known as Boardroom Attire, this is the highest and most conservative level of professional dress.


  • A pantsuit or skirt suit in a neutral color (black, navy, gray or brown)
  • White collared button up.
  • Closed toed heels
  • Dark colored tights if wearing a skirt
  • Conservative jewelry –Studded earrings are best, or a simple chain necklace.


  • A suit in a solid neutral color (black, gray, or navy).
  • A white collared shirt
  • Neutral ties
  • Closed toe oxford shoes


What to avoid:

  • Non-neutral colored clothing
  • Heels taller than 2 inches
  • Flashy/Gaudy jewelry and accessories
  • Messy hair and facial hair
  • Open-toe shoes
  • Novelty Ties
  • Everything you would avoid when dressing casual, business casual and business professional.



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November 2016 Cyber Security Summary

Posted by Julia Foster on December 1, 2016 in Blog


November 2016 Cyber Security Summary

As we near the end of the fall season, data shows a continued decline in healthcare records compromised compared to the crazy amount of healthcare records compromised this summer. Data breaches in November 2016 included a facility with a stolen hard drive, hackers from overseas, and packets mailed with labels that showed personal health information. Here is a breakdown of all healthcare related hacks:


Since the beginning of the year:
So far there has been a total of 932 total data breaches in the United States. 337 of those were healthcare breaches. Overall 42% of the 34 million records compromised this year were in the healthcare field.


Notable Data Breaches in November:

Stolen Hard Drive
There were 3,000 patients notified by a spine center in Texas earlier this month about a data breach due to a stolen hard drive. The external hard drive contained patients’ information such as social security numbers, addresses, birthdays and diagnosis. So far, there is no evidence of inappropriate use of information. However, victims are still encouraged to look at their finances to make sure that there are no stolen identities.


A vascular health center in Georgia recently notified their patients of a data breach that occurred due to an outside source gaining access to one of their servers. The hackers which are suspected to be from outside the U.S. were able to access the server with a compromised password.  They had access to the server from March until September before the facility officials realized. Luckily, the server did not contain any social security numbers or financial info. However, it did have medical records and demographic information.


Mailing Labels
A healthcare provider mailed all of their patients informational packets containing details on with their Medicare Prescription Drug coverage. While preparing these packets for mailing something went wrong, and patients’ HIC Numbers (a Medicare ID number which consists of a person’s social security number and a letter) were printing on each mailing label. While this was a mistake and not an intentional breach of information, it compromised many healthcare records.