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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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?
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
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 email@example.com if you have any questions 🙂 Ok- what do you think the… Continue reading Practice Report To Code
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Say what you will, but there are tons of ICD-10-CM Codes used for the different spine conditions. Even if you are not a newbie coder--it can be confusing. This post is not about all the different codes, but just one specific note for the M50 series. If you look at M50, you will see, 'Note:… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Coding Tip About The M50 Series
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!
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