Coding

Coding

In Billing
Apr 26th, 2016
Diagnosis code reporting—Use the post-operative diagnosis for coding unless there are further defined diagnoses or additional diagnoses found in the body of the operative report. If a pathology report is available, use the findings from the pathology ...
In Coding
Apr 25th, 2016
by Oby Egbunike, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage make up the musculoskeletal system. Bones provide the following functions: Bones form the skeleton, which is the framework for the entire body Bones produce red ...
In Coding
Apr 25th, 2016
Hemorrhoids are simply blood vessels, which require attention only if they become inflamed. Correct hemorrhoid coding depends on documentation that specifies the type (internal, external, or “mixed”) and number of hemorrhoids treated, as well as the t...
In Coding
Apr 18th, 2016
The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provide extensive notes and instruction for coding pain (category G89). Review these guidelines in full. The following summary identifies key points. When seeking a pain diagnosis, identify as...
In Coding
Apr 18th, 2016
Excessive pressure from fluid in the eye can lead to a hypertensive condition called glaucoma. When ocular pressure rises, pathological changes occur that can damage vision. The fluid in the front of the eye flows through an anatomical pathway. If t...
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