Can You Name That Medical Term Ending in algia?

There are many medical terms that end in -algia. Can you name the correct medical term in this scenario? 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 […]

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 female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a […]

Coding for Interstitial Cystitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Interstitial cystitis affects mostly women, but did you know it can also affect men? It’s true. Here, we explore the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, along with coding for interstitial cystitis in ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS. What Is Interstitial Cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), bladder pain syndrome (BPS) […]