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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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,...

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...

Answer for Week of June 25, 2018

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

Coding Exercise, Week of June 25, 2018

Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today 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 that she...

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...

Understanding Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Procedures

Being stuck in a body that doesn't seem to fit is not all that unusual these days. Therefore, understanding gender dysphoria and gender reassignment procedures is necessary to correct coding.   What Is Gender Dysphoria Gender Dysphoria (formerly known as gender...

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...