3 Reasons To Know Medical Terminology

Scratching your head over Medical Terminology? Learn 3 reasons why medical coders need to know medical terminology. 3 Reasons Why Medical Coders Need to Know Medical Terminology   Having a strong grasp of medical terminology is not just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand it…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 just for physicians and nurses. Medical coders and billers need to understand...

Answer For Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and AdolescentsQuestion:  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 is not in school. His symptoms include crying,…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 is not in school. His symptoms include...

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…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…

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…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,...

Answer for Week of Oct. 22, 2018

Metastatic prostate cancer to the lungsQuestion:  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…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...