Answer for Week of July 30, 2018

Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a screening colonoscopy. She has no signs or symptoms, nor any personal or family history of polyps or colorectal cancer. The surgeon inserts a flexible colonoscope into the…Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a screening colonoscopy. She has no signs or symptoms, nor any personal or family history of polyps or colorectal cancer. The surgeon inserts a flexible colonoscope into the…

Coding Exercise, Week of July 30, 2018

Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a screening colonoscopy. She has no signs or symptoms, nor any personal or family history of polyps or colorectal cancer. The surgeon inserts a flexible colonoscope into the…Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a screening colonoscopy. She has no signs or symptoms, nor any personal or family history of polyps or colorectal cancer. The surgeon inserts a flexible colonoscope into the…

Answer for Week of July 23, 2018

Question:  Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid…Question:  Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal...

Coding Exercise, Week of July 23, 2018

Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid is…Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid is…

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect In Medical Coding

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Practice Makes Perfect.”  Well, I’m here to tell you that practice does not make perfect. Instead, “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect,” according to Vince Lombardi. And that goes for just about anything. Hence, Perfect Practice Makes…We’ve all heard the phrase, “Practice Makes Perfect.”  Well, I’m here to tell you that practice does not make perfect. Instead, “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect,” according to Vince Lombardi. And that goes for just about anything....