Parkinson’s and Deep Brain Neurostimulator Coding in CPT

If any disease will cause you to slow down and appreciate life, it's Parkinson's disease. Someone I care about was recently diagnosed with an early stage of Parkinson's and it...
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Medical Terminology Challenge: Otitis Media

Use your knowledge to take the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to otitis media. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and...
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Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge: Swimmer’s Ear

Take the Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge below and test your medical coding skills on swimmer's ear. Then check your answer against the answer and rationale provided. I'm pulling...
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What Does a Cardiologist Do (and Not Do)? Learn the Truth

What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease and diagnoses and treats conditions related to the...

Can You Name That Medical Term Ending in algia?

Which of these medical terms refers to muscle pain including a dull aching sensation in the muscle? Cephalgia Myalgia Neuralgia Arthralgia Answer: B. Myalgia Myalgia is tenderness or pain in the muscles; my/o means muscle; -algia means pain and suffering.  Pain is the...

Sacral Neuromodulation /Stimulation Procedure Coding

Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don't know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I'll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario.    Question:  A...