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Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge
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Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge

The Coding Challenge Question: A 35-year-old female was brought into the ED with severe chest pain and difficulty breathing after being involved in an automobile accident. The patient was the driver of a car that collided with another vehicle on the interstate highway. She sustained multiple comminuted and displaced rib fractures on the right side…

Name That Code – Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture (ICD-10-CM)
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Name That Code – Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture (ICD-10-CM)

This article was updated on October 19, 2022. Code for Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture Understanding the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines related to fracture coding is critical in this Name That Code coding exercise. If you know the pertinent coding guidelines, you should be able to assign the correct code(s) for a bimalleolar ankle fracture. After determining the…

Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal
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Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal

Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding for screening colonoscopy and polyp removal in CPT and ICD-10-CM. You will also learn the appropriate use of modifier 33 and how it is applied in the following coding example.   Name That Code! Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area…

Coding and Sequencing of Neoplasm-Related Pain
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Coding and Sequencing of Neoplasm-Related Pain

Coding and sequencing of neoplasm-related pain is based on the medical documentation and the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Name That Code! Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast. She is seen to control the severe pain due to the malignancy. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3, Neoplasm related…

Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Remove the Anxiety
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Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Remove the Anxiety

3 Things to Know When Coding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should not be complicated if you know these three things: Know what to look for in the documentation, such as whether the condition is acute or chronic. Know how to find the correct code in the ICD-10-CM coding manual….