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...