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 to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but…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 to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but…

Do You Know the Difference Between Craniotomy and Craniectomy?

Craniotomy and Craniectomy and replacement of the bone flap 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....

Select the Most Specific CPT Code for a Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma

Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Supratentorial and infratentorial areas of the brain with tentorium Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial…Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

RA's causes, symptoms, and diagnosis What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that normally protects…What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that...

Coding For Multiple E/M Services With the Use of Modifier 25

In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  joint injection into patient's knee for rheumatoid arthritis Question:  A 51-year old female…In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  Question:  A 51-year old...

3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology

Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology. 3 Reasons Why Medical Coders Need to Know Medical Terminology   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand it…Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology.   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand...