Answer for Week of Mar. 19, 2018

Question: 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 HIV.gov,…Question: 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....

Answer for Week of Mar. 12, 2018

Question: A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit…Question: A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit…

Coding Exercise, Week of Mar. 19, 2018

Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Resources page for more coding exercises…Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Resources page for more coding exercises…

Answer for Week of Mar. 5, 2018

Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3,  Neoplasm …Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3,...

Coding Exercise, Week of Mar. 12, 2018

A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit her…A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit her…