ICD-10-CM

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.  ** This article was reviewed and updated on October 15, 2023.** Name That Code! Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been…

Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease in ICD-10-CM
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Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease in ICD-10-CM

** This post was reviewed and updated on January 25, 2024. **  If you understand the connection between hypertension and heart disease and the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines involving causal relationships, coding for hypertension and heart failure in ICD-10-CM should not be difficult. Test your skill in the “Name That Code” coding challenge to find out…

Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Lungs and Which is Principal?  
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Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Lungs and Which is Principal?  

This post has been updated to reflect the FY 2022 coding guidelines. Name That Code! Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). Answer:   Once you have assigned the code(s), read the information below. The answer is…