Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10

Coding for pectoralis major muscle tears In ICD-10 is not difficult once you understand that a pectoral major muscle tear is classified as a strain and that the pectoral major muscle is located in the thorax. Although pectoralis major muscle tears are rare, they are becoming more common as more¬†individuals participate in physical exercise and […]

ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health (Z55-Z65)

Coding for social determinants of health (Z55-Z65) can be quite challenging. Learn about these potential health hazards, how to code for them in ICD-10-CM, and the coding guidelines specific to SDOH Z code reporting.¬† Our health is determined by the way we take care of ourselves and the healthcare we receive from our physicians. There […]

Diagnosis Coding for Urinary Tract Infections in ICD-10

A patient sees her physician due to a burning feeling when she urinates and an increased urge to urinate. Could she have a urinary tract infection? Possibly, in which case, there are certain guidelines that a medical coder must adhere to when coding for urinary tract infections in ICD-10. You have come to the right […]

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 […]