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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Coding Exercise, Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Question:  A 16-year-old male who has been seeing his physician for depression for a few years has become highly depressed and is refusing to get out of bed when he is not in school. His symptoms include crying, insomnia, decreased appetite and weight loss, decreased...

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 and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Coding Exercise, Week of...

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. Answer:   C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung C61 Malignant neoplasm of prostate...

Answer for Week of Oct. 1, 2018

Question: A 16-year-old female patient is seen today with complaints of severe anxiety, anger, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping that has lasted four months. Patient was previously seen in the emergency room after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left shoulder....

Coding Exercise, Week of Oct. 1, 2018

Question: A 16-year-old female patient is seen today with complaints of severe anxiety, anger, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping that has lasted four months. Patient was previously seen in the emergency room after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left shoulder....