9 Fundamental Differences Between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Similarities and Differences Between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor  Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are both movement disorders, with essential tremor being about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease. Although they are similar disorders, there are many differences between them.   Similarities  One of the main symptoms of both PD and ET is […]

5 Head-Spinning Facts About Vestibular Disorders

ICD-10-CM codes for vestibular function disorders are located in Chapter 8. Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H80-H83). Once you understand some important facts about vestibular disorders and how the vestibular system works, abstracting pertinent information from the provider’s documentation will make your coding job for these disorders much easier. Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance […]

Coding for Signs and Symptoms: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Coding For Signs and Symptoms of Love Are you aware that being in love can cause physical symptoms? It’s true. Being in love can cause physical symptoms. And ICD-10-CM coding for signs and symptoms is necessary when there is no definitive diagnosis.   But how can “love” cause a person to have physical symptoms, you ask? […]