Coding For Multiple E/M Services With the Use of Modifier 25

In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  joint injection into patient's knee for rheumatoid arthritis Question:  A 51-year old female…In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  Question:  A 51-year old...

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.  Depression With Anxiety and Thoughts of Suicide in ICD-10 Question:  A 16-year-old male who…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.  Question:  A 16-year-old male...

Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Lungs and Which is Principal?  

When assigning and sequencing neoplasm codes in this scenario for metastatic prostate cancer to the lungs, you will need to know and apply the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Xray showing metastatic prostate cancer to the lungs Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the…When assigning and sequencing neoplasm codes in this scenario for metastatic prostate cancer to the lungs, you will need to know and apply the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to...

Take the Anxiety Out of Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder should not cause too much anxiety once you know a few things: Know what to look for in the documentation, such as whether the condition is acute or chronic. Know how to find the correct…Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder should not cause too much anxiety once you know a few things: Know what to look for in the documentation, such as whether the condition is acute or chronic. Know how to find the correct…

Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease

If you understand the coding guidelines involving causal relationships and the word “with” in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-10-CM coding manual, making assumptions about hypertension and heart disease should not be difficult. stethoscope with sphygmomanometer used to diagnose hypertensive heart failure Question:  Patient has congestive heart failure due…If you understand the coding guidelines involving causal relationships and the word “with” in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-10-CM coding manual, making assumptions about hypertension and heart disease should not be difficult. Question:  Patient has...

Is It a Simple Belly Ache Or Crohn’s Disease With An Abscess?

Whether Is It a simple belly ache or Crohn’s disease with an abscess, the documentation should provide the necessary information to assign the appropriate codes.  labeled large intestine to help with coding for Crohn's Disease in ICD-10 Question: Patient is a 72-year-old male admitted to the hospital after having complaints of a…Whether Is It a simple belly ache or Crohn’s disease with an abscess, the documentation should provide the necessary information to assign the appropriate codes.  Question: Patient is a 72-year-old male admitted to the hospital after having complaints of...