ICD-10-CM Medical Coding Mnemonics Quiz

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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...
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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...
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Medical Terminology Colors: Take the Challenge

Do you know your medical terminology colors? Take the challenge to find out. The only person who shall shape your future is you. Good luck! An abnormal dark brown or brown-black pigmentation that occurs in such structures as the skin, hair, or vascular membrane of the...

CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria

This post was originally published on June 27, 2018, and updated on February 6, 2020. In this 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...

Take the Anxiety Out of Coding For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This post was originally published on September 28, 2018, and updated on January 24, 2020. Coding for post-traumatic stress disorder should not cause too much anxiety once you know these 3 things: Know what to look for in the documentation, such as whether the...

5 Head-Spinning Facts About Vestibular Disorders

ICD-10-CM codes for vestibular function disorders are located in Chapter 8. Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H80-H83). Once you understand some important facts about vestibular disorders and how the vestibular system works, abstracting pertinent information...

Coding for Signs and Symptoms: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Coding For Signs and Symptoms of Love Are you aware that being in love can cause physical symptoms? It's true. Being in love can cause physical symptoms. And ICD-10-CM coding for signs and symptoms is necessary when there is no definitive diagnosis.   But how can...