Answer For Week of Dec. 17, 2018

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for multiple E/M services and appending modifier 25, using CPT and ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale are provided. As a medical coder or medical coding student, it is important to know how to code for multiple evaluation and management (E/M) services and when to use Modifier 25. In this coding scenario, with answer and rationale, I share how to assign the appropriate CPT and ICD-10-CM codes related to seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, injection of methylprednisolone acetate in the right knee, and pain due to suspected secondary osteoarthritis. Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for…In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for multiple E/M services and appending modifier 25, using CPT and ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit...

Coding Exercise, Week of Dec. 17, 2018

Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for her seronegative rheumatoid arthritis that is affecting multiple sites. There is no organ or systems involvement. The physician performed a detailed history and examination, and the medical…Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for her seronegative rheumatoid arthritis that is affecting multiple sites. There is no organ or systems involvement. The physician performed a detailed history and examination, and the...

3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology

Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology. 3 Reasons Why Medical Coders Need to Know Medical Terminology   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand it…Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology.   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand...

Answer For Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and AdolescentsQuestion:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he is not in school. His symptoms include crying,…Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he is not in school. His symptoms include...