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._x000D_
CindyLou 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._x000D_
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._x000D_
CindyLou 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._x000D_
What is the potential ethical dilemma CindyLou is facing?_x000D_
What are the facts of the situation?_x000D_
What may be CindyLou’s assumptions, biases, emotions, and values attached to this dilemma?_x000D_
Who are the stakeholders that are affected by this dilemma? What may be these stakeholder’s assumptions, biases, emotions and values attached to this dilemma?_x000D_
What are CindyLou’s options?_x000D_
What is the option(s) CindyLou should select? Justify the decision._x000D_
How can this dilemma be prevented in the future?_x000D_
Why is it imperative that Cindy Lou follow all steps in this process? What benefit does it provide her professional growth and personal ethical decision-making skills?_x000D_
What is the final code(s) that Cindy Lou will apply?_x000D_
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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