ICD-10-CM Medical Coding Mnemonics Quiz

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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...
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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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Coding For Acute Myocardial Infarction in 2020

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...

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 ICD-10-CM coding for hemorrhoids. Three coding examples are also provided to test your knowledge. What Are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, or piles, are...