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   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


Cervical Spine Radiology CPT Codes

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

Practice Report To Code

Practice Report To Code

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 if you have any questions 🙂     Ok- what do you think the… Continue reading Practice Report To Code


Difference Between Modifiers 76 and 77

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

Midnight Medical Coding Stars

Practice Report To Code

Everyone knows that coding takes practice, right? I mean it would be really nice if we just woke up one day, and knew how to code all the different specialties. (I admit I still have nightmares about learning how to code E/M).   Looking back, I remember a teacher I had who used to say,… Continue reading Practice Report To Code

Coding Course

Intro To X-Ray CPT Coding Class Is On Sale!

  Intro To X-Ray CPT Coding- Learn The 50 Most Common X-Ray CPT Codes is on sale. Today only! There are literally hundreds of CPT codes used in diagnostic radiology coding. Trouble is, these codes are not focused on in many general coding classes. This leaves new coders barely scraping by once they're on the… Continue reading Intro To X-Ray CPT Coding Class Is On Sale!

Coding Course

My First Day Working As A Medical Coder

On the first day of my first coding job, I didn't know what I was doing. I really didn't. I never coded a real radiology report before. I guess I read a few in my coding classes, but it was something that wasn't focused on. Everything I knew about radiology was just based on my… Continue reading My First Day Working As A Medical Coder

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On Sale Now!

Are you a medical coder or medical coding student who wants to learn more about diagnostic radiology coding? There are A LOT of codes in the CPT book and you're probably only familiar with the ones you use everyday. So, if you're a coder in another specialty, or a coding student, you might not know… Continue reading On Sale Now!

coding challenge

Coding Challenge 7

Please code the CPT and ICD-10-CM code for this report. This report is HIPAA compliant and does not contain PHI.   Exam- Right hip including pelvis 2-3 views Date- June 4, 2018 #1111222222 Exam-Hip x-ray right including pelvis 2-3 views Clinical History- Right hip pain Comparison- hip x ray 2/4/17 Technique- 2 views of the… Continue reading Coding Challenge 7