Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10

Coding for pectoralis major muscle tears In ICD-10 is not difficult once you understand that a pectoral major muscle tear is classified as a strain and that the pectoral major...
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ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health (Z55-Z65)

Coding for social determinants of health (Z55-Z65) can be quite challenging. Learn about these potential health hazards, how to code for them in ICD-10-CM, and the coding...
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Diagnosis Coding for Urinary Tract Infections in ICD-10

A patient sees her physician due to a burning feeling when she urinates and an increased urge to urinate. Could she have a urinary tract infection? Possibly, in which case, there...
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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 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...

Coding For Acute Myocardial Infarction (FY 2021)

A myocardial infarction occurs about every 40 seconds in this country. And because of this high number, it is likely, if you're a medical coder, you will come across this heart condition at some point in your career. And you will definitely need to know ICD-10-CM...

Pleural Mesothelioma And Its Treatment Options

Pleural mesothelioma is a disease I care so much about, because I lost my brother to this horrible disease. Hopefully, by sharing my family's personal story and the CPT codes related to pleural mesothelioma and its treatment options, you will have an increased...

Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? The "best" treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes problems with the joints, may depend on the specific results the patient and his/her physicians hope to achieve. Is the goal to...