Parkinson’s and Deep Brain Neurostimulator Coding in CPT

If any disease will cause you to slow down and appreciate life, it’s Parkinson’s disease. Someone I care about was recently diagnosed with an early stage of Parkinson’s and it has been really hard to watch his daily struggles. I…If any disease will cause you to slow down and appreciate life, it’s Parkinson’s disease. Someone I care about was recently diagnosed with an early stage of Parkinson’s and it has been really hard to watch his daily struggles. I…

Medical Terminology Challenge: Otitis Media

Use your knowledge to take the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to otitis media. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. Which of the following statements are true as they relate…Use your knowledge to take the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to otitis media. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. Which of the following statements are true as they...

Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge: Swimmer’s Ear

Take the Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge below and test your medical coding skills on swimmer’s ear. Then check your answer against the answer and rationale provided. I’m pulling for you!! Not your ear though. I won’t pull your infected ear…Take the Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge below and test your medical coding skills on swimmer’s ear. Then check your answer against the answer and rationale provided. I’m pulling for you!! Not your ear though. I won’t pull your infected ear…

Otitis Externa: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment with ICD-10 Coding

It’s that time of year again when people of all ages are enjoying the warm summer days and splashing around in a pool or nearby water park. It’s also that time of year when physicians are seeing more patients with…It’s that time of year again when people of all ages are enjoying the warm summer days and splashing around in a pool or nearby water park. It’s also that time of year when physicians are seeing more patients with…

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…