Difference Between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease (with ICD-10 Coding)

If a person has parkinsonism, does that mean he or she has Parkinson’s disease? Likewise, if a person has Parkinson’s disease, does that mean he or she has parkinsonism? These are great questions! In this lesson, I’ll explain what these…If a person has parkinsonism, does that mean he or she has Parkinson’s disease? Likewise, if a person has Parkinson’s disease, does that mean he or she has parkinsonism? These are great questions! In this lesson, I’ll explain what these…

Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance – 5 Head Spinning Facts About Vestibular Disorders

Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance problems are common symptoms reported by patients to their physicians, and the cause is often a vestibular disorder. In fact, according to the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), over 35% of adults in the U.S. ages 40…Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance problems are common symptoms reported by patients to their physicians, and the cause is often a vestibular disorder. In fact, according to the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), over 35% of adults in the U.S. ages 40…

What Does a Cardiologist Do (and Not Do)? Learn the Truth

a cardiologist handing a patient a playing card What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease and…What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease...

9 Fundamental 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 Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.    man with Parkinson's disease or essential tremor and coding for these in ICD-10 Parkinsons’ Disease…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 Parkinson’s disease and...

Can You Name That Medical Term Ending in algia?

Blackboard with question about medical terminology and algia 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 means pain and…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 means pain...

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. sacral nerve stimulation test   Question:  A female…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.   ...