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 has been really hard to watch his daily struggles. I hope this article gives you a better understanding of the disease and helps you with […]

Medical Terminology Challenge: Otitis Media

Use your knowledge to take the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge on otitis media. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. Which of the following statements are true as they relate to otitis media?  Serous otitis media often occurs in adults and involves a fluid buildup in the external […]

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 for you!! Not your ear though. I won’t pull your infected ear because that would hurt. 😉 Answer: C. H60.331 Diagnosis – Swimmer’s Ear Swimmer’s ear, another […]

Otitis Externa: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment with ICD-10 Coding

It’s that time of year again when people of all ages are enjoying the warm summer days and splashing around in a pool or nearby water park. It’s also that time of year when physicians are seeing more patients with complaints of itchiness and ear pain. In this article, you will learn the causes, symptoms, […]