ICD-10 Coding for HIV and AIDS

By following the coding guidelines provided below, ICD-10 coding for HIV and AIDS will be much easier.  Testing and Diagnosing for HIV and AIDS Question: Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer: B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease Locate and Verify In…By following the coding guidelines provided below, ICD-10 coding for HIV and AIDS will be much easier.  Question: Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer: B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease Locate and Verify...

External Cause Codes: Bite From the Angry Dog

When that angry little neighbor dog decides to take a bite out of someone’s child, and you are a medical coder, you will need to be able to assign the correct code. This coding scenario involves external cause codes and…When that angry little neighbor dog decides to take a bite out of someone’s child, and you are a medical coder, you will need to be able to assign the correct code. This coding scenario involves external cause codes and…

Coding and Sequencing of Neoplasm-Related Pain

Coding and sequencing of neoplasm-related pain is based on the medical documentation and the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. woman getting medication for neoplasm-related pain and how to code for first listed or principal diagnosis in ICD-10 Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control…Coding and sequencing of neoplasm-related pain is based on the medical documentation and the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to...

What is ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS?

What is ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS? Image of acronyms for different code sets ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS If you are new to medical coding, you may not know what these acronyms mean. I certainly had no idea until I started my medical coding courses. In order to become a proficient medical coder,…ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS If you are new to medical coding, you may not know what these acronyms mean. I certainly had no idea until I started my medical coding courses. In order to become a proficient medical...