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Practice Report

Practice Report To Code

Here is a practice diagnostic radiology report to code. Code the ICD-10-CM and CPT. Please put your answers in the comment section. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at midnightmedicalcoding@gmail.com   Exam: MRI lumbar spine w/o contrast History: Lumbar back pain Technique: MRI of the lumbar spine was performed w/o… Continue reading Practice Report To Code

Advice, Diagnostic Radiology Coding Basics

How To Code A Diagnostic Radiology Report

Sometimes when people hear that diagnostic radiology coders can code 50+ reports an hour they are taken back for a minute. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but there's many factors to think about how someone can code that fast. For example, do they have an encoder? Are they coding both icd 10… Continue reading How To Code A Diagnostic Radiology Report

Preauthorizations

8 Steps-Getting a Preauth Approved

So while this isn't directly coding related and is a little different from the usual stuff on this blog, I thought this might be an important topic to cover for some of you out there. Let me just start by saying, I used to be one of those people who got scared just by the… Continue reading 8 Steps-Getting a Preauth Approved

Advice, ICD-10-CM Book Tabs, tutoring services

6 Tips For Passing Your Medical Coding Course

If you're reading this, you're probably enrolled in a medical coding course--which is awesome! There are a lot of good schools out there. Here is the kicker though--there is just a lot to learn. Most schools don't focus on a specific specialty, so you'll get an overview of everything. On one hand that is great.… Continue reading 6 Tips For Passing Your Medical Coding Course

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Tutoring Services

Are any of you looking for a coding mentor? Some of you might not know this, but a million years ago I graduated from Temple University with my teaching degree. I taught for a while, but to make a really long story short, eventually I wanted a career change, and that is how I got… Continue reading Tutoring Services

Advice, common coding mistakes, ICD-10 Coding Tips, ICD-10-CM Book Tabs, ICD-10-CM Coding Tips, Youtube tutorial

The 1 Minute Coding Lesson Series

Hey All My Coding Friends, I'm happy to announce  a new video series called the "1 Minute Coding Lesson." Each video will be under a minute, and I'll be  talking about all things medical coding. It could be about ICD-10-CM, CPT, guidelines, common mistakes...you get the idea. There will be a new video added every… Continue reading The 1 Minute Coding Lesson Series

Diagnostic Radiology Coding Basics, Questions

Got Coding Questions?

  First things first, the medical coding world is tough right now. I don't have exact numbers, but many coders in all different specialties are furloughed or laid off due to Covid-19. I'd like to think that most of us will get our jobs back, but that's not really what this post is about. Make… Continue reading Got Coding Questions?

Advice, COVID-19, Diagnostic Radiology Coding Basics, ICD-10 Coding Tips, Medical coder, News

ICD-10-CM Coding For COVID-19

It's only a matter of time before medical coders will be coding charts that mention COVID-19. The CDC has released info on how to properly code this diagnosis. Go here to read their guidelines.   Midnight Medical Coding Products You Might Be Interested In:   Tabs for the ICD-10-CM Book: Get 60 printed, multi-colored, double-sided… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Coding For COVID-19

Advice

5 Weird But Essential Things For Medical Coders

So I've been thinking about all the extra things I use on a daily basis for my job. I'm not talking about coding books or office supplies or anything like that. I'm talking about little things that just make the day a little easier and just more comfortable. Everything included here are products I really… Continue reading 5 Weird But Essential Things For Medical Coders