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Beginners Guide To Coding Fractures Using ICD-10-CM-Part 2

Ok, as a follow up to last weeks post about 7th character A, for this week I thought I'd talk about 7th character D and more just about fracture coding in general. Here is a pic from my book:   Please see the pic where I have the star. It says 7th character D is… Continue reading Beginners Guide To Coding Fractures Using ICD-10-CM-Part 2

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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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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

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Coding Challenge 6

Please read the report below and code the CPT and the ICD-10-CM Code. Please keep in mind that these reports are designed to be as realistic as possible, but everything is HIPAA compliant so the information is not real. *For the tomo, please use the HCPCS code. *************************************************************** Procedure- Bilateral Diagnostic Mammogram with Tomo History-… Continue reading Coding Challenge 6

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Coding Challenge 5

Please code the ICD-10-CM and CPT code for this report. To check your answers, click the link at the bottom of the report. ABC Hospital Patient Name- Jon Doe Date- 1/1/18 Referring Dr- Dr Smith Exam- US Renal ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Procedure- US Renal History- Routine check of renal cysts Technique-2D images Findings- Complete evaluation of the… Continue reading Coding Challenge 5

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Why It’s Beneficial To Know How To Code Diagnostic Radiology

I just wanted to shed some light on something. I'm not sure if this is the best topic for one of my first blog posts, but here it is anyway. The other day, the topic of off-shoring came up in a coding discussion. It is a sensitive subject and we can't pull the wool over our eyes and pretend… Continue reading Why It’s Beneficial To Know How To Code Diagnostic Radiology