Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance – 5 Head Spinning Facts About Vestibular Disorders

This post was originally published on May 20, 2019, and updated on January 21, 2020. In this article, you will learn 5 head-spinning facts about vestibular disorders, how the...
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3 ICD-10 Codes To Know If You’re in Love — And Even If You’re Not

This post was originally published on February 9, 2019, and updated on January 21, 2020. In this article, you will learn about three ICD-10-CM codes to know if you're in love...
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Master ICD-10-CM Codes by the Chapter Letters

There are way too many ICD-10-CM codes to remember them all. In fact, there are 72,184 codes to be exact. But did you know there is a strategy you can use that will get you into...
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Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge: Swimmer’s Ear

Take the Free ICD-10-CM Coding Challenge below and test your medical coding skills on swimmer's ear. Then check your answer against the answer and rationale provided. I'm pulling for you!! Not your ear though. I won't pull your infected ear because that would hurt. ;)...

What Does a Cardiologist Do (and Not Do)? Learn the Truth

What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease and diagnoses and treats conditions related to the...

Can You Name That Medical Term Ending in algia?

Which of these medical terms refers to muscle pain including a dull aching sensation in the muscle? Cephalgia Myalgia Neuralgia Arthralgia Answer: B. Myalgia Myalgia is tenderness or pain in the muscles; my/o means muscle; -algia means pain and suffering.  Pain is the...

Sacral Neuromodulation /Stimulation Procedure Coding

Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don't know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I'll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario.    Question:  A...