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Coding Medical Exams with Abnormal Findings

The specific ICD-10-CM code identifying general exams with abnormal findings as the primary code.

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Coding ‘Not Elsewhere Classifiable” (NEC)

While coding ICD-10-CM, you will come across the abbreviation NEC, or ‘not elsewhere classifiable.’

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Coding ‘History of’

There are two types of history: personal history & family history. Family history is important to report because some diseases have genetic predisposition

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Coding Shigella

When coding Shigella, we see selections for the different subgroups/species based on biochemical and Serological characteristics.

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Coding HIV

ICD-10-CM guideline I.C.1.a.2 states the proper sequencing for HIV depends on the reason for the admission or encounter.

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Coding Chemotherapy

Patients receiving chemotherapy have a malignancy. Utilize the ICD-10-CM Table of Neoplasms to locate the correct site for reporting neoplasms.

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Coding Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease involving having too much body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern.

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Understanding “Due to” or “Associated With” When Coding

The Second Quarter 2023 Coding Clinic discusses the use of terms such as “due to” and “associated with” and the relationship of the “with” classification.

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Coding Arthrocentesis

Arthrocentesis can be found in the musculoskeletal section of the CPT code book in the 20600–20611 series.

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Coding Biopsies

Coding of biopsies can be found in the 11102-11107 series in the integumentary section of the CPT code book.

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