Coding Exercise, Week of Mar. 5, 2018

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 and rationale┬áhere.…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 and rationale┬áhere.…

What is ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS?

What is ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS? Image of acronyms for different code setsIf you are new to medical coding, you may not know what these acronyms mean. I certainly had no idea until I started my medical coding courses. In order to become a proficient medical coder, you will not only need…If you are new to medical coding, you may not know what these acronyms mean. I certainly had no idea until I started my medical coding courses. In order to become a proficient medical coder, you will not only...