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
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
I have to admit, I was a little disturbed this week after reading through comments on a Facebook post. The post was about the different 7th characters and what they mean and when to add them. This is something that can be confusing for sure. The question was fine--it was the answers that scared me… Continue reading Beginners Guide To Coding Fractures Using ICD-10-CM- Part 1
So, here's a question I see posted in different FB groups every once in a while--Will CAC (Computer Assisted Coding) ever replace medical coders? There is a long and short answer. The short answer is No. The longer answer--still No, but there's more to it than meets the eye. We all know there are some… Continue reading Will CAC (Computer Assisted Coding) Replace Medical Coders?
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
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!
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
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