15 Mar, 2020

Medical Coding Case: Dislocated Nursemaid’s Elbow

The Medical Coding Case: A 4-year-old is brought into the ED crying. He cannot bend his left arm after his older sister pulled it. The physician performs an X-ray and it shows the patient has a dislocated nursemaid's elbow. The ED physician reduces the elbow successfully. The patient is able to

11 Feb, 2020

Hypertension and Heart Disease vs Hypertension and CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

We had some questions from students regarding hypertension. They were confused about hypertension and CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease), and hypertension and heart disease. We talk extensively about this in the PBC Course so that is where we are going to cover it the most. I10 Is the First Code You Learn

16 Jan, 2020

General Coding Guidelines – Sequela (Late Effects) Examples and Answers

In this article, we're going to go over three (3) example cases and assign them the sequela and late effect. As a reminder, a sequela is the residual effect (condition produced) after the acute phase of an illness or injury has terminated. There is no time limit on when a sequela

14 Dec, 2019

Diabetes Mellitus DM Coding Tips for the CPC Exam

Let’s talk about the "DM" code. This is going to be the basis of most of your training for diagnosis codes. You’re going to convert everything. Almost every example to be given out of your diagnosis code are in diabetes. All of the guidelines and stuff seem to revolve around diabetes

12 Nov, 2019

2020 CPT Manual Yellow Dots Explained

Did you recently receive your 2020 CPT Manual with yellow dots all over it? Was it a misprint? Did you maybe receive a bad copy of your CPT Manual? Read more2020 CPT Manual Yellow Dots Explained

3 Aug, 2019

CCO FAQ: My AAPC Certification Exam is Scheduled… Now What?

This is actually something that people just don’t think about actually. They schedule, they go through their courses, they do whatever study it is to get ready for their exam and then they schedule the exam and then what’s next?

10 Nov, 2018

CCO FAQ: Which Medical Coding Certification to Get?

Another question we had is wondering about a certification. We actually get questions quite often about certifications, what should they do next? We probably have some past webinars and ideas about this. Q: “I am very interested in becoming a certified medical coder; however, I don’t know which certificate to study for. I have 34 years of outpatient hospital bill experience alone with some coding practice at a major hospital.”

28 Jul, 2018

CCI, NCCI, PTP, MUE and Add-on Code Edits Explained

Video Transcript Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to this week’s episode of Did You Know. This week on Did You Know we’re gonna talk about CCI and NCCI edits. We’re going to cover quite a bit of information as we look at this. What You’ll Learn We’re going to talk about what