Pericarditis Coding Tips in ICD-10-CM

Inflammation in the body is the body’s way of responding to an infection or injury. When an area of the body, such as the pericardium, becomes inflamed, it can lead to major diseases. Here you will learn facts about the disease, as well as pericarditis coding tips in ICD-10-CM. What is Pericarditis? Pericarditis is the […]

Strengthen Your Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Coding Skills

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty coding begins with knowing how and why these procedures are performed, how they differ, and what to look for in the provider’s documentation before assigning the appropriate CPT codes. It also important to have a good understanding of the structures of the spine and how they function. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Percutaneous vertebroplasty […]

Coding For Encounter Following an Accident and Its External Causes

When a person has an accident, such as a fall while sleeping, and there are no injuries, the encounter following an accident and its external causes needs to be reported. Have you ever been injured while sleeping? I asked myself that question. Sure, yes, I have slept in an awkward position and sometimes the pillow […]

Bertha Guilty: External Cause Code for Bitten By Cow

Have you been gnawed on lately by Bertha or her sister? These girls can be brutal! And if you had to see a doctor about it, a medical coder may have assigned an external cause code for bitten by cow. This code would help tell the story of the primary diagnosis. External Cause Code for […]

14 ICD-10-CM Codes for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be such a wonderful time of the year for so many people. It’s all about family gatherings, traditions, and religion. But it can also be the most difficult time of the year for many people. Between end-of-the-year deadlines, loss of a loved one, family conflicts, divorce, and loneliness, the holidays can be […]