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...

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 of the abdomen reveals...

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...