Understanding Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Procedures

Understanding Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Procedures Gender Dysphoria (formerly known as gender identity disorder) and transgender are terms used to describe a...
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Answer for 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,...
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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,...
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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...

Correct ICD-10 Coding and Billing For Pica

Most of us are aware of such eating disorders as anorexia and bulimia. One involves starvation and the other involves binge eating and purging. However, imagine the need to eat soil, cigarette butts, and paint. A person who has experienced such food cravings may have...

What’s the Difference Between Medical Billing and Coding?

Medical billing and coding professionals play a critical role in the reimbursement cycle to ensure that providers get paid accurately for the services they provide. And since billers and coders share a close working relationship in healthcare, educational programs...

Answer for Week of April 2, 2018

Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part of...

Coding Exercise, Week of April 2, 2018

Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part of...

Answer for Week of Mar. 19, 2018

Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer = B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if not treated. According to...