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 Guidelines, the…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 Guidelines,...

Coding Exercise, Week of July 2, 2018

Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). See the answer and rationale here.   Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Resources page for more coding exercises  …Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). See the answer and rationale here.   Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Resources page for more coding exercises  …

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…

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…

Answer for Week of Mar. 19, 2018

Question: Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer: B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if not treated. According to HIV.gov,…Question: Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic HIV. What ICD-10-CM code is reported? Answer: B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if not treated....

Answer for Week of Mar. 12, 2018

Question: A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit…Question: A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit…