Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a previous blog post, I talked about Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis. In this post, however, I discuss the best treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis. And what is “best” (according to my research) depends on the…In a previous blog post, I talked about Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis. In this post, however, I discuss the best treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis. And what is “best” (according to my research) depends on the…

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

3 ICD-10-codes to know if you're in love We’ve all been there, or at least most of us have. We find someone who causes our heart to flutter, our body to sweat, and a feeling of not being able to get enough air.  Yes, it’s true. Being in…We’ve all been there, or at least most of us have. We find someone who causes our heart to flutter, our body to sweat, and a feeling of not being able to get enough air.  Yes, it’s true. Being...

What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend

What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will support you. Someone you can talk…What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will support you. Someone you can talk…

Do You Know the Difference Between Craniotomy and Craniectomy?

Craniotomy and Craniectomy Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called a craniotomy and craniectomy. What…Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called a craniotomy and craniectomy....

Answer For Week of Jan. 14, 2019

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Craniotomy and craniectomy and the supratentorial region of the brain Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to…In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy...

Coding Exercise, Week of Jan. 14, 2019

Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …