7 Benefits of Crossword Puzzles – Learn More While Having Fun

Do you want to get more from your medical coding education? You can learn more while having fun with crossword puzzles. Learning doesn’t have to put you to sleep. There is no question that medical coding can be a challenge and difficult to learn at times. But...

Answer for Week of July 2, 2018

Question:  Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s).   Answer:  I11.0, I50.9 First of all, we need to know the coding guidelines related to hypertension and heart disease. According to the 2018 ICD-10-CM Coding...

Answer for Week of June 25, 2018

Question:  Patient with gender dysphoria is seen today for psychotherapy 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 psychotherapist...

Understanding Medicare and Its Different Parts

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...