To have a bright future as a medical coder, you have to have a pretty good understanding of anatomy. Bear in mind, you won't have to memorize every little thing. But it is necessary to have at least a basic understanding, and that's the tip of the ice burg really. The more you know, the… Continue reading Cervical Spine Radiology CPT Codes
Hey Everyone, I just started a new Facebook group. This is a public group, open to medical coders or medical coding students and it will focus on diagnostic radiology coding. Please consider joining us there! Here is the link to it Thanks! Lindsay Midnight Medical Coding Products You Might Be Interested In: Learn… Continue reading New Facebook Group
It's not secret that the medical coding world is always changing. Every year there are new codes and new guidelines. You have to buy new books and read through the new codes and make sure you understand them. But there is more to it than that. You have to continue on with your own professional… Continue reading 4 Proven Ways To Stay Up To Date In The Medical Coding Industry
For the blog post this week, I thought I'd share a report to code. This is a HIPAA compliant report and does not contain any PHI. Answers included at the bottom. Please feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions 🙂 Ok- what do you think the… Continue reading Practice Report To Code
Ok, you might have read the title of this post and wondered why I'd even be writing about this. This is after all a medical coding blog right? Eli Global, LLC probably does not ring a bell. At least for me it didn't when I first read about this. I was like Eli Global, LLC?… Continue reading Eli Global, LLC Charged With Public Corruption and Bribery
Ok, before you even read this post, please keep in mind that this post is not about one specific coding school. There are literally hundreds of medical coding schools out there and some are undoubtedly better than others. This post is just my response to social media threads I see out there where people talk… Continue reading 3 Things Your Medical Coding School Did Not Tell You
If you've been an outpatient coder for a while, you may know the answer to this off the top of your head. However, if you're new to coding, you may not, so I thought it would be helpful to go over this guideline real quick. Before we even get started, I just wanted to say… Continue reading Can You Code Symptoms And A Definitive Diagnosis Together?
Hey Everyone, For this weeks blog post, I thought I'd have you guys ask me questions. What questions do YOU have about diagnostic radiology coding? It can be about CPT, ICD-10, guidelines etc. Is there anything you'd want me to answer? Please post in the comments below or send me an email at email@example.com. I'll… Continue reading Diagnostic Radiology Coding Questions?
For this week's post, I thought I'd talk about just some general things relating to diagnostic radiology coding. Bear in mind, this isn't the be-all-end-all, everything-you-need-to-know guide. This is just what I would tell a new coder who had limited experience with this specialty in a nutshell. First things first--radiologists can be vague in their… Continue reading 10 Things You Need To Know Before Coding Diagnostic Radiology
For this week, I thought I'd talk about 2 common modifiers used in diagnostic radiology--modifier 76 and 77. Let's be honest though--talking about modifiers is probably not the most exciting coding thing to talk about--but it's important. I'll do my best to explain it in such a way that you actually read the whole article… Continue reading Difference Between Modifiers 76 and 77