ICD-10-CM

Desmoid Tumor in ICD-10-CM: Coding For This Noncancerous Growth
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Desmoid Tumor in ICD-10-CM: Coding For This Noncancerous Growth

Name That Code! Question: A 37-year-old female presents with gradually increasing swelling in the left upper leg. She has a mild, dull, aching pain in the leg. After imaging and biopsy results were obtained, the patient was diagnosed with an extra-abdominal desmoid tumor. She is placed on active surveillance. Assign for ICD-10-CM. Answer: D48.116, Desmoid tumor…

Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease in ICD-10-CM: Understanding the Link
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Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease in ICD-10-CM: Understanding the Link

** This post was reviewed and updated on January 21, 2024. ** In the world of medical coding, deciphering the relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease is crucial. Join us as we explore the connection and navigate the coding guidelines to assign accurate ICD-10-CM codes for the “Name That Code” coding question. Name That…

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

This article has been updated to reflect the FY 2023 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Coding 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…

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

** This post was reviewed and updated on October 15, 2023. ** 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: Let’s consider these three points when coding for the exercise below. PTSD Coding Exercise Question: A 16-year-old…