What Does a Cardiologist Do (and Not Do)? Learn the Truth

a cardiologist handing a patient a playing card What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease and…What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease...

9 Fundamental Differences Between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are both movement disorders, with essential tremor being about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease. Although they are similar disorders, there are many differences between Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.    man with Parkinson's disease or essential tremor and coding for these in ICD-10 Parkinsons’ Disease…Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are both movement disorders, with essential tremor being about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease. Although they are similar disorders, there are many differences between Parkinson’s disease and...

Can You Name That Medical Term Ending in algia?

Blackboard with question about medical terminology and algia Which of these medical terms refers to muscle pain including a dull aching sensation in the muscle? Cephalgia Myalgia Neuralgia Arthralgia Answer: B. Myalgia Myalgia is tenderness or pain in the muscles; my/o means muscle; -algia means pain and suffering. …Which of these medical terms refers to muscle pain including a dull aching sensation in the muscle? Cephalgia Myalgia Neuralgia Arthralgia Answer: B. Myalgia Myalgia is tenderness or pain in the muscles; my/o means muscle; -algia means pain and...

Sacral Neuromodulation /Stimulation Procedure Coding

Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don’t know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I’ll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario. sacral nerve stimulation test   Question:  A female…Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don’t know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I’ll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario.   ...

Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis (With Coding)

In this post, you will learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Also included are some IC-specific ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes.  woman with pain due to interstitial cystitis What Is Interstitial Cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS),…In this post, you will learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Also included are some IC-specific ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes.  What Is Interstitial Cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful...

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…