Answer for Week of June 25, 2018

Question:  Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today 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…Question:  Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today 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…

Coding Exercise, Week of June 25, 2018

Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today 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…Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today 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…

Understanding Medicare and Its Different Parts

Understanding Medicare and Its Different Parts and Image showing Parts A, B, C, and D 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 insures. The…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.   What Is Gender Dysphoria Gender Dysphoria (formerly known as gender…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.   What Is Gender Dysphoria Gender Dysphoria (formerly known as...

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…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…