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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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 arthritis. And what is "best" (according to my research) depends on the specific results...

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 support you. Someone you can talk to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but that. The only thing you can rely on PAM for is to...

Do You Know the Difference Between Craniotomy and Craniectomy?

Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called a craniotomy and craniectomy. What are they and how are they different, you ask? ...

Select the Most Specific CPT Code for a Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma

Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that...

Coding For Multiple E/M Services With the Use of Modifier 25

In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  Question:  A 51-year old female patient is seen for a...