What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend

What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will...
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Do You Know the Difference Between Craniotomy and Craniectomy?

Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called...
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Answer For Week of Jan. 14, 2019

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the...
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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....