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Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal Coding
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Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal Coding

Solve this “Name That Code!” coding exercise, and then check your answers against the ones provided. Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding a screening colonoscopy and polyp removal in CPT and ICD-10-CM. You will also learn the appropriate use of modifier 33 and how it is applied in this coding…

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…

Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding

** This post was reviewed and updated on October 11, 2023. ** Name That Code Question:  A female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a neurostimulator electrode array. The neurostimulator electrode array is placed for direct transforaminal sacral nerve stimulation, and fluoroscopic guidance is used to place…