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 […]

3 ICD-10 Codes To Know If You’re in Love — And Even If You’re Not

This post was originally published on February 9, 2019, and updated on January 21, 2020. In this article, you will learn about three ICD-10-CM codes to know if you’re in love (and even if you’re not). As a medical coder, it’s your job to know these medical terms, their code descriptions, and the ICD-10-CM coding […]

Master ICD-10-CM Codes by the Chapter Letters

There are way too many ICD-10-CM codes to remember them all. In fact, there are 72,184 codes to be exact. But did you know there is a strategy you can use that will get you into the right ballpark, so to speak? In this post, I’ll explain how to master ICD-10-CM codes by the chapter […]