Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a previous blog post, I talked about Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis. In this post, however, I discuss the best treatment options for rheumatoid...
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3 ICD-10 Codes To Know If You’re in Love — And Even If You’re Not

We’ve all been there, or at least most of us have. We find someone who causes our heart to flutter, our body to sweat, and a feeling of not being able to get enough air.  Yes,...
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What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend

What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will...
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Answer For Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he is not in school. His symptoms include crying, insomnia, decreased appetite and weight...

Coding Exercise, Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he is not in school. His symptoms include crying, insomnia, decreased appetite and weight loss, decreased...

Coding Exercise, Week of Oct. 22, 2018

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 codes. Answer and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Coding Exercise, Week of...

Answer for Week of Oct. 22, 2018

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 codes. Answer:   C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung C61 Malignant neoplasm of prostate...

Answer for Week of Oct. 1, 2018

Question: A 16-year-old female patient is seen today with complaints of severe anxiety, anger, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping that has lasted four months. Patient was previously seen in the emergency room after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left shoulder....