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NOVEMBER 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  CMS is introducing four new HCPCS modifiers to specifically define subsets of mo
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Most coding professionals have heard modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) referred t
JULY 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
MARCH 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
APRIL 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
Recovery Auditors have found that modifier misuse is resulting in underpayments to provide
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Providers often struggle with modifiers--even those they've had available to report for many year
DECEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: We consistently hit an edit asking for a modifier on our drug administration service
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding generates regular
JANUARY 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
  Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding remains
DECEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 2, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 30, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, November 13, to review the big changes coming for modifier
OCTOBER 20, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Big changes are coming for modifier -59 (distinct procedural services) in 2015. The most u
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, November 13, to review the big changes coming for modifier
OCTOBER 27, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
MARCH 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes The
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
  CMS is hosting a live webcast for SNFs: How review and correct reports fit into quality repor
APRIL 7, 2017
LONG-TERM CARE
APRIL 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
LONG-TERM CARE
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
  The January 2014 update to the Coding/Nati
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Some providers face a fee schedule cut of 50% for E/M services billed with modifier 25
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JULY 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Q: We are looking at hardcoding modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) to
OCTOBER 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Confused? G-Coding in a SNF: Functional Therapy
OCTOBER 21, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
Providers have asked many questions about how to use the –X{EPSU} modifiers due to a
MAY 15, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM an
JULY 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 20, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Q: Can we report new CPT® codes 97607 (negative pressure wound therapy,
JANUARY 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Use modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) only when appropriate to bypass medically u
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 12, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
One of the challenging aspects of coding arthroplasties is determining whether the procedu
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
To clarify and correct existing instructions On September 19, CMS relea
OCTOBER 6, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Q: Our business office wants us to start using modifier -PO (services, proced
AUGUST 7, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS proposed a new HCPCS modifier be appended to every code for a service furnished in a h
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS releases directions on the off-label/modified use of waived blood glucose monitorin
DECEMBER 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 31, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS hopes to gain a better understanding of when and why providers use modifier -59 (disti
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
AUGUST 3, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED along with an
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 6, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
With drug administration services, providers likely find themselves prompted to use modifi
JULY 31, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, May 8, for the live 90-minute w
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
MAY 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Modifier Q&A in HIM Samp
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
Directions on the off-label/modified use of waived blood glucose monitoring systems (BG
DECEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 25, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Which modifiers are you appending to procedures that were previously reported with modifier -59?
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 28, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Modifier –L1 Q&A in
JULY 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
To clarify and correct existing instructions   On Sept
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q. When using the newly covered non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359), can you
JULY 21, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  CMS added one modifier for 2015, but will not require its use until January 1, 2
MARCH 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a pain in the neck? A) 723.1
AUGUST 19, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a cracked tooth?   A) 5
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Tourette’s syndrome?  
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for diaper dermatitis? A) L20 B) L21
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
JUNE 26, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 7, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JANUARY 26, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Crossword puzzle in coding-sample-policies-and
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Co
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 6, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 15, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Q: What happened to modifier –JF (compounded drug)? CMS added it in Apr
AUGUST 21, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis? a. 386.31
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
Modifier case studies in Special
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS proposed that a new HCPCS modifier be appended to every code for a service furnished i
JANUARY 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: code-do-I-use-to-report-a-biosi
DECEMBER 18, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 6, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
OCTOBER 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: We are seeing an increase in the number of edits we are receiving for modifier -25 (
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 1, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
 The growth in the number of codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM can largely be explained by th
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
  A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multipl
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
  KX modifier amounts announced for CY19
DECEMBER 7, 2018
LONG-TERM CARE
Codes for heart failure are located in ICD-10-CM category I50. Coders should note the list
OCTOBER 2, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 5, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
  This article is part two in a series on coding common dermatology conditions
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
RESIDENCY
 What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia? a.
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a. &n
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
DECEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Directions on the off-label/modified use of waived blood glucose monitoring systems (BG
DECEMBER 2, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 18, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct answer, or circle the correct answer.  
NOVEMBER 27, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
AUGUST 15, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 14, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT codes (
MAY 7, 2014
JUSTCODING
Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
ICD-10 implementation is coming in less than 50 days. Despite the imminent transition,
AUGUST 19, 2015
JUSTCODING
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
JULY 28, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the proble
JUNE 19, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 20, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
MAY 8, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for congenital glaucoma?  
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Legionnaires’ disease?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hypogalactia?   a. O92
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for a right shoulder tendon Excision using an open approach?
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for Transfusion of autologous bone marrow into a peripheral
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 9, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
What is the correct CPT® code for ligation of a femoral vein? A
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct CPT® code for open treatment of lunate disloc
MARCH 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct CPT® code for closed treatment of a clavicular fracture
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
JULY 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Pasteurellosis?   A) 02
OCTOBER 1, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for caffeine poisoning? a. 969.70 b. 969.71
JANUARY 14, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for an infected blister on the chest wall? a. 910.3
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
The Recovery Audit Program’s mission is to identify and correct Medicare improper pay-ments
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
LONG-TERM CARE
CMS introduced several new HCPCS codes and added comprehensive APCs (C-APC), including one for ob
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot p
APRIL 25, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
CMS recently added HCPCS code C2644 (brachytherapy source, cesium-131 chloride solution, p
AUGUST 1, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
JANUARY 24, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 26, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
OCTOBER 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
MAY 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
DECEMBER 30, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
JULY 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 14, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
DECEMBER 30, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
When CMS introduced the –X {EPSU} modifiers in August 2014 to be used in specific in
MAY 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Many coders rely on the AHA's Coding Clinic advice to resolve sticky situ
MAY 13, 2015
JUSTCODING
Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS revises July 2015 quarterly drug code updates On July 10, CMS resci
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
DECEMBER 9, 2014
ACCREDITATION PARENT
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
On May 8, the OIG posted a report stating physicians did not always correctly code non-facility p
MAY 19, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Q: When coding a drop in hematocrit (790.01, precipitous drop in hematocrit), does it need to
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Felicia A. Gaffney, BA, RHIT, coding analyst at Ault
JULY 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 27, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS root operation for circumcision?   a. Excision 
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
JUNE 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
JUNE 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
On average, how many charts do you code in one day? Fewer than 15
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
JULY 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
 What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia?
MAY 7, 2014
JUSTCODING
 What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for a dissociative stupor?  
JUNE 4, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 11, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for microstomia? a.     
JULY 16, 2014
JUSTCODING
Congratulations to Kimberely Kay Graham, CPC, CPC-H, coding specialist II at West Virigina
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a.   
AUGUST 13, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Fox-Fordyce disease?  
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for cellulitis of the pectoral region? a. &n
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis?  
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for acute laryngitis with obstruction?  
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for excessive eating?   A)
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for chronic nephritic syndrome with minor glomerular abnormali
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Foster-Kennedy syndrome?  
DECEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
Which is the correct ICD-9-CM code for secondary syphilis of the pharynx? &nbs
DECEMBER 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for methadone dependence in remission?  
JANUARY 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for spondylolsis of the cervical region?  
JANUARY 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy?
JULY 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for trigeminal neuralgia?  
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for constitutional gigantism?  
MARCH 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for renal diabetes?   A) 27
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for complete edentulism, class I?  
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Tietze's disease?   A)
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for juvenile osteocondrosis of the os tibiale externum?
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for a fistula of the salivary gland?  
MAY 13, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
JULY 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for bilateral vitreous degeneration?
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
Directions: Fill in the correct answer or circle the correct answer 1. Nam
MAY 26, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS has offered some clarity on what it considers to be a “family of codes” in ICD-10
AUGUST 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
In the Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/Downloads/FinalSumof
AUGUST 15, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Measure a wound from inside edge to inside edge to correctly document wound size, and ensure that
MAY 3, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MARCH 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 24, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L. Usher
DECEMBER 16, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MAY 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 15, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
NURSING
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L.
MARCH 27, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
AUGUST 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 10, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 27, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Have you started dual coding for ICD-9 and ICD-10? Two facilities shared their experiences during
AUGUST 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 7, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
By Steven Andrews   The latest guidance from CMS on modifier
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 16, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
DECEMBER 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
Coding tells a patient's story, based on the narrative the physician provides in his or her docum
JANUARY 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
  The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes i
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 18, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 15, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient assessme
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Without Congressional action earlier this year, U.S. coders would now be using ICD-10-CM codes to
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
MAY 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 11, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Q: I am never sure of correct sequencing when the admission is for flu, pne
MARCH 24, 2016
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