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...
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Acute Myocardial Infarction Coding in ICD-10-CM

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...
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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...
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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...

Coding For Multiple E/M Services and an Injection

How strong are you at coding for multiple E/M services? Test your knowledge and see if you can determine the right way to code this scenario. Hint: There are CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes needed.      Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in ICD-10-CM: It’s All in the Joints

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. This disease occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that normally...

ICD-10-CM Coding for Hemorrhoids Simplified

Learn the different types of hemorrhoids, symptoms, causes, complications, how a diagnosis is made, and facts about coding for hemorrhoids in ICD-10-CM. Three coding examples are also provided to test your knowledge. What Are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, or...

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 pigmentation that occurs in such structures as the skin, hair, or vascular membrane of the...

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 how to assign the correct CPT code for psychotherapy for gender dysphoria based on who was...