Answer For Week of Jan. 14, 2019

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Craniotomy and craniectomy and the supratentorial region of the brain Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to…In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy...

Coding Exercise, Week of Jan. 14, 2019

Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …

Answer For Week of Dec. 17, 2018

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for multiple E/M services and appending modifier 25, using CPT and ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale are provided. As a medical coder or medical coding student, it is important to know how to code for multiple evaluation and management (E/M) services and when to use Modifier 25. In this coding scenario, with answer and rationale, I share how to assign the appropriate CPT and ICD-10-CM codes related to seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, injection of methylprednisolone acetate in the right knee, and pain due to suspected secondary osteoarthritis. Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for…In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for multiple E/M services and appending modifier 25, using CPT and ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit...

Coding Exercise, Week of Dec. 17, 2018

Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for her seronegative rheumatoid arthritis that is affecting multiple sites. There is no organ or systems involvement. The physician performed a detailed history and examination, and the medical…Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a follow-up visit for her seronegative rheumatoid arthritis that is affecting multiple sites. There is no organ or systems involvement. The physician performed a detailed history and examination, and the...

Answer For Week of Aug. 27, 2018

Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric…Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric…

Coding Exercise, Week of Aug. 27, 2018

Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric…Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric…