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…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…

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 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...

Correct ICD-10 Coding and Billing For Pica

A person diagnosed with Pica has a need to eat such non-food items as dirt or chalk. Learn the definition, symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, along with correct ICD-10 coding and billing for this condition.  Correct ICD-10 Coding and Billing For Pica and Image showing Pica and Someone eating dirt Most of us are aware…A person diagnosed with Pica has a need to eat such non-food items as dirt or chalk. Learn the definition, symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, along with correct ICD-10 coding and billing for this condition.  Most of us are...