Medical Challenges

Polysomnography and Sleep Apnea Coding Challenge (ICD-10-CM)
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Polysomnography and Sleep Apnea Coding Challenge (ICD-10-CM)

The Coding Challenge Question: A 56-year-old morbidly obese female with a BMI of 50 and diabetes had a recent polysomnography. Her husband had witnessed loud snoring and pauses in her breathing during sleep. The sleep study showed an Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) of 6. She is diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.  Which of the following ICD-10-CM…

Evaluation and Management Coding Based on Time
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Evaluation and Management Coding Based on Time

The Coding Challenge Question: An established 44-year-old male is seen at his physician’s office today for a new 3-cm lump on the left arm. The physician spends 5 minutes reviewing the patient’s chart while other qualified clinical staff takes the patient’s vitals. The physician then spends 15 minutes updating the patient’s history and performing a…

Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge: Swimmer’s Ear
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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 because that would hurt. 😉 The Coding Challenge Question: A 10-year-old male complains of pain…