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?
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
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
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
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
Midnight Medical Coding will be offering an online diagnostic radiology coding course starting in January 2019! This course focuses on x-ray CPT coding. You'll learn the most common codes, how to look them up in the book and you'll practice coding HIPAA compliant reports. The course is done at your own pace and I'm always… Continue reading Diagnostic Radiology Online Coding Course
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