Best Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a previous blog post, I talked about Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis. In this post, however, I discuss the best treatment options for rheumatoid...
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3 ICD-10 Codes To Know If You’re in Love — And Even If You’re Not

We’ve all been there, or at least most of us have. We find someone who causes our heart to flutter, our body to sweat, and a feeling of not being able to get enough air.  Yes,...
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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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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....

Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10

Taking the Pain Out of Gunshot Wounds in ICD-10 Do you know how to code for gunshot wounds in ICD-10? In this article, you will learn the definition of a firearm-related injury, the physical characteristics of a gunshot wound and the damage it causes. You will also be...

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...