Medical Challenges

Nasal Fracture and Treatment Coding Challenge
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Nasal Fracture and Treatment Coding Challenge

The Coding Challenge Question: A 16-year-old male is seen in the ED with complaints of pain and difficulty breathing through his nose. He states he was playing basketball at his high school earlier when another player accidentally elbowed him in the mid-face area. After clinical examination, the physician diagnoses a nasal bone fracture. The nose…

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…