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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.  ** 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…

CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria
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CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria

In this “Name That Code!” coding scenario, you will learn one patient’s experience with gender dysphoria and how to assign the correct CPT code for psychotherapy for gender dysphoria based on who was involved in the counseling and how much face-to-face time was spent.  ** This post was reviewed and updated on October 20, 2023….