What Is a Suffix in Medical Terminology

A suffix in medical terminology is one of the word parts that make up a medical term. When a different suffix is added to the end of a word, it can change the entire meaning of the word. If you work in healthcare and do not have a strong foundation in medical terminology, you cannot […]

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis: Take the Quiz

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis Determine Your Expertise Take the 2-minute quiz to find out if you’re an expert or still have room for improvement. Discover what you know — and what you still need to learn. Get access to a valuable resource to help you along your path to Medical Terminology and words ending […]

Coding For Acute Myocardial Infarction in 2020

A myocardial infarction occurs about every 40 seconds in this country. And because of this high number, it is likely, if you’re a medical coder, you will come across this heart condition at some point in your career. And you will definitely need to know ICD-10-CM coding for acute myocardial infarction for your coding exams. […]

Pleural Mesothelioma And Its Treatment Options

Pleural mesothelioma is a disease I care so much about, because I lost my brother to this horrible disease. Hopefully, by sharing my family’s personal story and the CPT codes related to pleural mesothelioma and its treatment options, you will have an increased knowledge of how to report these procedures. The Dreadful Disease That Took […]

Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10

Coding for gunshot wounds in ICD-10 begins with knowing that a gunshot wound is more than an “open wound.” What is a Gunshot Wound? Basically, a gunshot wound is physical trauma caused by a firearm. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines a firearm-related injury as “a gunshot wound or penetrating injury from a weapon […]

Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? The “best” treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may depend on the specific results the patient and his/her physicians hope to achieve. Is the goal to relieve the symptoms? To slow down or stop the disease progression and prevent joint or organ damage? Goals of Treatment There have been […]