3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology

Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology.   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not...
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When Pigs Fly Doesn’t Matter To Your Success in Medical Coding

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Answer For Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for anxiety and depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he...
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Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10

Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10 Do you know how to code for gunshot wounds in ICD-10? In this article, you will learn the definition of a firearm-related injury, the physical characteristics of a gunshot wound and the damage it causes. You will also be...

Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10

Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10 is not difficult once you understand that a pectoral major muscle tear is classified as a Strain and that the pectoral major muscle is located in the thorax. Although pectoralis major muscle tears are rare, they are...

Answer For Week of Aug. 27, 2018

Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric restrictive banding...

Coding Exercise, Week of Aug. 27, 2018

Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric restrictive banding...

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 rectum and...

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 rectum and...