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...
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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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Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10

Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10 is not difficult once you understand that a pectoral major muscle tear is classified as a Strain and that the pectoral major muscle is located in the thorax. Although pectoralis major muscle tears are rare, they are...

Answer For 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...

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...