Coding Exercise, Week of Oct. 22, 2018

Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer...
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Answer for Week of Oct. 22, 2018

Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes....
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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...

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...

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...

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 Perfect...

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 there...