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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor

When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Name That Code Question: A patient who has not been responding well to dopaminergic therapy is considering deep brain stimulation surgery. The patient has…

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.  Name That Code Question:   A 16-year-old male, who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for the past…

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

Code 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 understand the pertinent coding guidelines, you should be able to assign the correct code(s) for bimalleolar ankle fracture. After determining the best answer, read below to see the provided answer…

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

If you understand the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines involving causal relationships and the word “with” in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-10-CM coding manual, coding for hypertension and heart disease in ICD-10-CM should not be difficult. Question:  Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). Answer: I11.0, I50.9 Hypertension is another…