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  1. K

    Is this fraud??? Help!!! :(

    This might belong in the coding forum, but I'm just going to post this here. So something has come up at my place of employment and I'm wondering if this could be insurance fraud. I'm certain it is, but I'm looking for other insight. I was reviewing some A/R and we have some really old unpaid...
  2. R

    Practicode - ICD-9 coding

    Hi, its me again, can't seem to make a commitment to the Practicode program, have heard mixed reviews about it. Anyway new question here, is practicode all in ICD-10 now? I don't want to do any ICD-9 coding at all.
  3. L

    Practicode - passed my certification

    Has anyone done the Practicode? I purchased it with my package and now that I'm through with my class, my icd-10 proficiency and passed my certification, while I'm job-hunting, I thought I'd start it... it looks like it's doubled?? Both icd-9 (original) and new icd-10 cases?? anyone?? How does...
  4. S

    CPT and ICD-9 books from 2005 to 2010

    Does anyone know how I might get my hands on old CPT and ICD-9 books, specifically 2005 through 2010?
  5. V

    CPC exam 2016

    I am taking my initial CPC cert exam soon and I do not know what manuals to use for 2015 or 2016 editions? ICD-9 or ICD-10? I am new to this arena and understand that the ICD-10 is now in place of the ICD-9 correct? Thanks in advance.
  6. B

    What code for E927.0( ICD-9) in ICD -10

    We will use E927.0 in ICD-9 for twisting, overexertion. Exactly what code should we want use in ICD-10.
  7. L

    _seeking employment

    MAA-BCSC Certified I am a recent graduate of a medical billing and coding program in my area and am seeking employment as a remote medical coder and biller. I was trained on ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS codes. However, working in a doctor's office, outpatient facility, etc in any capacity in...
  8. N

    V65.49 vs V72.83

    My gyn/oncs often see patients a few weeks after surgery to begin planning their chemotherapy. We bill the E&M with the 24 modifier since they are not seeing them for anything related to surgical aftercare but planning for treatment of the underlying condition. We have been using V65.49 but I...
  9. S


    This is something I've coded so often without putting much thought into. Why is "Tobacco use disorder (305.1) classed as 'non-dependent'? I've tried nicotine dependency, and it's also 305.1. It seems to be both 'dependent & 'non-dependent at the same time. Any thoughts on this?
  10. D

    Please let me know what I did wrong...

    I recently applied for a coding position and was given a test to judge my coding abilities. After taking the test, I was told that while the codes I assigned were correct, I left off several CPT/ICD-9 codes and modifiers. Can you please help me where I went wrong? Here's 3 examples from the...
  11. C

    Help with Psych ICD-9 Sequencing & COnsults

    I am a coding compliance auditor (no boos, please!) and I have recently inherited a psychiatry group. I have absolutely no experience with psych coding at all, and the availablity of any resources on the subject are positively underwhelming! I have 1 main question: Our psychiatrists do a lot...
  12. KimberlySherman

    Perimenopause codes?

    I am looking for advice on how to code "perimenopause". I code for an OB/GYN practice, and the doctors frequently use this term for the symptoms in the pre-menopausal phase, though it does not appear in the ICD-9.
  13. S

    Icd-9 code - I was wondering if anyone could

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help with and ICD-9 code for Loss of Balance? Thank you
  14. E

    Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

    Can anyone help me find the ICD-9 code for maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)? The entry in Wikipedia says that it is also sometimes called "monogenic diabetes" and that it is not the same thing as Type 2 diabetes in a young person. My Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, on the...
  15. L


    We don't see a lot of IP newborn coding. Does V32.01 mean: The Live Born Twin, with the mate stillborn, born in a hospital, delivered by C-section? Does it maen that ONLY the live born twin was C-sectioned? Does this then have no information about the stillborn twin other than that it was...