Master ICD-10-CM Codes by the Chapter Letters (FY 2021)

Did you know there is a way to master ICD-10-CM codes by the chapter letters? Obviously, there is no way to remember all of the codes in ICD-10-CM, especially since there are...
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Compliance and Regulatory Quiz: For All Medical Coders

  Be sure to read my article on the 17 things every medical coder should know about the Business of...
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Medical Coding Business of Medicine: 17 Things Every Medical Coder Needs to Know

What Is Medical Coding Business of Medicine? Healthcare is a business. Like physicians, medical coders (and billers) need to understand the business of medicine, as they play an...
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What Is a Suffix in Medical Terminology

A suffix in medical terminology is one of the word parts that make up a medical term. When a different suffix is added to the end of a word, it can change the entire meaning of the word. If you work in healthcare and do not have a strong foundation in...

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis: Take the Quiz

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis Determine Your Expertise Take the 2-minute quiz to find out if you're an expert or still have room for improvement. Discover what you know -- and what you still need to learn. Get access to a valuable resource to help you...

Coding For Acute Myocardial Infarction (FY 2021)

A myocardial infarction occurs about every 40 seconds in this country. And because of this high number, it is likely, if you're a medical coder, you will come across this heart condition at some point in your career. And you will definitely need to know ICD-10-CM...

Pleural Mesothelioma And Its Treatment Options

Pleural mesothelioma is a disease I care so much about, because I lost my brother to this horrible disease. Hopefully, by sharing my family's personal story and the CPT codes related to pleural mesothelioma and its treatment options, you will have an increased...

Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10

Coding for gunshot wounds in ICD-10 begins with knowing that a gunshot wound is more than an "open wound." What is a Gunshot Wound? Basically, a gunshot wound is physical trauma caused by a firearm. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines a firearm-related...

Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? The "best" treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may depend on the specific results the patient and his/her physicians hope to achieve. Is the goal to relieve the symptoms? To slow down or stop the disease progression...