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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor

When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Name That Code A patient who has not been responding well to dopaminergic therapy is considering deep brain stimulation surgery. The patient has had…

Depression With Anxiety and Thoughts of Suicide in ICD-10
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Depression With Anxiety and Thoughts of Suicide in ICD-10

Depression can be a big problem in not only adults but in children and adolescents as well. This coding scenario involves assigning the appropriate codes for depression with anxiety and thoughts of suicide in ICD-10.  Name That Code Question:   A 16-year-old male, who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for the past…

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

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 understand the pertinent coding guidelines, you should be able to assign the correct code(s) for bimalleolar ankle fracture. After determining the best answer, read below to see the provided answer…

Coding For Multiple E/M Services and an Injection
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Coding For Multiple E/M Services and an Injection

How strong are you at coding for multiple E/M services? Test your knowledge and see if you can determine the right way to code this scenario. Hint: There are CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes needed.      A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for her seronegative rheumatoid arthritis that is…

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 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. Have an understanding of the coding guidelines as they apply to symptoms that are integral to…