Reader Question: Examine these Exam Codes for Correct E/M Reporting

Question: If our pediatrician sees an adolescent girl who is not yet sexually active for a routine evaluation and management (E/M) visit, and the provider determines that the girl needs an [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Reader Question: Mild, Persistent Dx Key to Accurate Anxiety Documentation

Question: Our provider has just seen an adolescent patient. The provider documented “anxiety depression” and noted that the patient has experienced the disorder a number of times in the last few [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Case Study Corner: Code for Lead Exposure when Symptoms Don't Add Up

And assess health risk with this recent CPT® code Strange symptoms? No specific diagnosis? It’s an unusual situation that could be the result of lead toxicity. [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Coding Quiz Questions: Answer these School Check-Up Questions, Go to Head of the Class

Also, can you get passing grades on these screening, immunization questions? The new school year is upon us. So why not take this quiz and improve your [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

You Be the Coder: Know BMI to Solve this Coding Conflict

Question: Our pediatrician has routinely used E66.9 to code obese patients and E66.01 for patients who are morbidly obese. For a 10-year-old patient whose overeating has led to a body mass [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Reader Question: Don't Go Back and Forth on the Answer to this Newborn Encounter

Question: Recently, our pediatrician was called to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section delivery. He was there for about 30 minutes, but left after the mom changed her mind. Two [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Coding Quiz Answers: Check your Responses to Our Check-Up Encounter Quiz

Once you’ve answered the quiz questions on page 68, compare your answers with the ones our experts have provided below: Answer 1: Code Z00.129. As [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

ICD-10: Severity Key to Coding Asthma Encounters

Make sense of fifth digits to complete the picture. Asthma is probably one of the most common conditions your pediatric practice diagnoses and treats. But no matter [...]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Reader Question: Code This Critical Newborn Encounter with Care

Question: Our pediatrician was at the hospital for the birth of a normal newborn. While our provider was there, the infant began to show signs of hypothermia, which required observation and [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 2:07 am

Reader Question: Code the Disease, Not the Symptoms

Question: A 16-year-old female patient came to our office with infectious mononucleosis and an enlarged spleen, which occurred due to the disease. The B27 (Infectious mononucleosis) code series in the ICD-10-CM [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 2:07 am