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Pediatric Craniosynostosis Coding in ICD-10-CM

Pediatric Craniosynostosis Coding in ICD-10-CM

Craniosynostosis, a complex craniofacial condition, impacts approximately 1 in every 2,500 babies in the United States. This article delves into the complexity of this congenital disability, shedding light on its various forms, categorized broadly by either an unknown cause or an underlying condition. Moreover, we explore ICD-10-CM coding for these diagnoses, including the recent updates…

Medical Billing vs. Medical Coding: Navigating the Distinctions

Medical Billing vs. Medical Coding: Navigating the Distinctions

In the world of healthcare administration, two roles often intertwined are those of medical billing and medical coding. Although they work together to ensure the financial well-being of healthcare providers, it is essential to understand the distinctions between these roles, especially if you’re contemplating a career in either profession.  Considering a Career in Medical Billing…

3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology And Optimal Learning Strategies

3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology And Optimal Learning Strategies

Medical terminology is a fundamental language in the healthcare industry, and its significance extends beyond physicians and nurses. Professionals like medical coders and billers are essential to the healthcare system, and therefore, it is imperative that they, too, have a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology. This article explores three compelling reasons to know medical terminology…

Iatrophobia in ICD-10-CM and Its Spooky Connection to Halloween
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Iatrophobia in ICD-10-CM and Its Spooky Connection to Halloween

Are you spooked by the idea of visiting your doctor’s office on Halloween? Don’t worry; it might be more common than you think. Iatrophobia, or the fear of medical care, is a legitimate condition recognized in the ICD-10-CM classification system. This article explores the mysterious world of iatrophobia and its intriguing link to the Halloween…

What Is a Knee Arthroscopy? Medical Terminology Challenge
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What Is a Knee Arthroscopy? Medical Terminology Challenge

Show what you know by taking the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to a knee arthroscopy. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. Medical Terminology Challenge – Knee Arthroscopy Question: What is a knee arthroscopy? A. A surgical procedure used to replace the knee’s damaged or…