7 Benefits of Crossword Puzzles – Learn More While Having Fun

Do you want to get more from your medical coding education? You can learn more while having fun with crossword puzzles. Learning doesn't have to put you to sleep. There is no...
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Answer for Week of July 2, 2018

Question:  Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s).   Answer:  I11.0, I50.9 First of all, we need to know the coding...
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Coding Exercise, Week of July 2, 2018

Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). See the answer posted here. View Answer from Last Coding Exercise  ...
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Answer for Week of June 25, 2018

Question:  Patient with gender dysphoria is seen today for psychotherapy due to feelings of anxiety and high levels of stress. Patient was assigned female at birth but never felt comfortable with that identity, nor that of a male. Patient tells the psychotherapist...

Coding Exercise, Week of June 25, 2018

Patient with gender dysphoria is seen today for psychotherapy due to feelings of anxiety and high levels of stress. Patient was assigned female at birth but never felt comfortable with that identity, nor that of a male. Patient tells the psychotherapist that she...

Understanding Medicare and Its Different Parts

Medical coders need to follow the coding guidelines and any instructions from third-party payers. This includes understanding Medicare and its different parts.    Providers are usually reimbursed by third-party payers in support of the individuals that the entity...

Understanding Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Procedures

Being stuck in a body that doesn't seem to fit is not all that unusual these days. Therefore, understanding gender dysphoria and gender reassignment procedures is necessary to correct coding.     Gender Dysphoria (formerly known as gender identity disorder) and...

Answer for Week of June 11, 2018

Question: Patient is a 72-year-old male admitted to the hospital after having complaints of a “belly ache.” Patient has a history of Crohn’s disease of the large intestine. On exam, patient has diffuse tenderness over the entire abdomen. CT scan of the abdomen reveals...

Coding Exercise, Week of June 11, 2018

Patient is a 72-year-old male admitted to the hospital after having complaints of a “belly ache.” Patient has a history of Crohn’s disease of the large intestine. On exam, patient has diffuse tenderness over the entire abdomen. CT scan of the abdomen reveals an...

Identify Hypothermia and Correctly Report Diagnoses in ICD-10-CM

My Uncle Jim lives in Maine where the winters get exceptionally cold. Last year he needed to save some money, so he turned his heat down to 62 degrees. That decision almost cost him his life. When Uncle Jim’s daughter, my cousin Julie, arrived at his house, he was...