Medical Terminology Colors: Take the Challenge

Do you know your medical terminology colors? Take the challenge to find out. The only person who shall shape your future is you. Good luck! An abnormal dark brown or brown-black...
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CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria

This post was originally published on June 27, 2018, and updated on February 6, 2020. In this coding scenario, you will learn one patient's experience with gender dysphoria and...
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9 Fundamental Differences Between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor – Critical to ICD-10 Coding

This post was originally published on April 16, 2019, and updated on January 29, 2020. In this post, we discuss nine fundamental differences between Parkinson's disease and...
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Take the Anxiety Out of Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This post was originally published on September 28, 2018, and updated on January 24, 2020. Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder should not cause too much anxiety once you know these 3 things: Know what to look for in the documentation, such as whether the...

3 ICD-10 Codes To Know If You’re in Love — And Even If You’re Not

This post was originally published on February 9, 2019, and updated on January 21, 2020. In this article, you will learn about three ICD-10-CM codes to know if you're in love (and even if you're not). As a medical coder, it's your job to know these medical terms,...

Master ICD-10-CM Codes by the Chapter Letters

There are way too many ICD-10-CM codes to remember them all. In fact, there are 72,184 codes to be exact. But did you know there is a strategy you can use that will get you into the right ballpark, so to speak? In this post, I'll explain how to master ICD-10-CM codes...

12 ICD-10-CM Codes for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be such a wonderful time of the year for so many people. It's all about family gatherings, traditions, and religion. But it can also be the most difficult time of the year for many people. Between end-of-the-year deadlines, loss of a loved one, family...

Glasgow Coma Scale Coding in ICD-10-CM

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale? The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a scoring system used by medical practitioners to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. It is based on a 15-point scale and is used by trained staff at the...