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 strong, persistent feeling of discomfort in a person whose expressed gender conflicts with the...

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, patient has diffuse tenderness over the entire abdomen. CT scan of the abdomen reveals an...

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...

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...