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Coding Pacemakers

For pacemakers, there are different codes for a single or dual-chamber system. The chamber refers to the right atrium or right ventricle.
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Coding Alopecia

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing hair loss.
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Coding Modifier 25

Modifier 25 is defined as “Significant, Separately Identifiable Evaluation and Management Service by the Same Physician
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Coding Cholelithiasis

About 80% of people with gallstones are asymptomatic. The remainder has symptoms ranging from a characteristic type of pain.
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Coding 76937, Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access

CPT code 76937 may be used for any vascular access, whether it is related to a central venous access placement or not. Some procedures bundle code 76937
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Coding Repairs

Coding repairs can seem daunting to some; however, the process is laid out nicely in our CPT code books.
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Coding MRIs

An MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the most frequently used imaging test for the brain and spinal cord.
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Coding Bone and Joint Studies

A bone density scan, also known as a DEXA scan, helps to evaluate the risk of bone fractures (which often are the result of osteoporosis).
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Coding External Cause Codes

These codes are encouraged to be voluntarily reported as they provide valuable data for injury research and evaluation of injury prevention strategies
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Coding Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services

The ICD-10-CM codes for Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services or “Z codes” are found in Chapter 21
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