Strengthen Your Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Coding Skills

  Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty coding begins with knowing how and why these procedures are performed, how they differ, and what to look for in the provider's documentation...
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Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Remove the Anxiety

3 Things to Know When Coding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder should not cause too much anxiety once you know these 3 things: Know...
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Coding For Encounter Following an Accident and Its External Causes

When a person has an accident, such as a fall while sleeping, and there are no injuries, the encounter following an accident and its external causes needs to be reported. Have...
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Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10

Coding for gunshot wounds in ICD-10 begins with knowing that a gunshot wound is more than an "open wound." What is a Gunshot Wound? Basically, a gunshot wound is physical trauma caused by a firearm. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines a firearm-related...

Master ICD-10-CM Codes by the Chapter Letters (FY 2021)

Did you know there is a way to master ICD-10-CM codes by the chapter letters? Obviously, there is no way to remember all of the codes in ICD-10-CM, especially since there are 72,616 of them. There is a strategy, however, that you can use that will get you into the...

What Is a Suffix in Medical Terminology

A suffix in medical terminology is one of the word parts that make up a medical term. When a different suffix is added to the end of a word, it can change the entire meaning of the word. If you work in healthcare and do not have a strong foundation in...

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis: Take the Quiz

Medical Terms Ending in -Osis Determine Your Expertise Take the 2-minute quiz to find out if you're an expert or still have room for improvement. Discover what you know -- and what you still need to learn. Get access to a valuable resource to help you...