While the thought of Zzzzs may equate to a good night's sleep, in the EMS industry, Zs remain part of the detailed coding now required to process your PCR for payment. Z-codes play a unique role of enabling the coder to drill down to further specify a patient's illness or injury. Without these codes illness and injuries remain somewhat generic in nature and as a result, create more opportunity for denials of claims. Z-codes have been a critical coding component for several years now and in this episode of The QMC Board & Collar we look closer at how Z-codes correlate to the PCR you write.
Written by: C. Humphrey
Presented by: G. Harvat