Facility E/M Levels

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog For many, the ins and outs of facility evaluation and management (E/M) coding for emergency department (ED) services are shrouded in mystery.  In an industry where everything seems to be regulated, there appears to be a lack of...

Coding Hand Surgeries in CPT

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog Our hands may the the body part we most take for granted relative to their importance to our existence and our day-to-day activities. They are amazingly intricate and comprised of many different body systems and incur injuries and...

Coding Hand Surgeries in ICD-10-PCS

Additional Tips & Expertise – Free Haugen Academy MicroLearning Our hands are incredibly intricate. Hand surgeries can be complex and coding these in ICD-10-PCS can be challenging. This brief presentation contains a few tips for coding these complex cases....

Coding Foot Procedures in CPT

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog Anyone who has coded or attempted to code for procedures on the foot and toes has no doubt discovered the complexities of the CPT codes. It’s impossible to code for them without a thorough understanding of foot and toe anatomy....

Coding Foot Procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog When was the last time you really thought about the marvel that is your foot?  The human foot is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and what seems like endless tendons and ligaments.  The number of body parts alone make coding...

Coding GI Endoscopy Procedures in CPT

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog When coding for colonoscopies for Medicare patients it is crucial to understand the following: What is a screening colonoscopy? Which codes are applicable? Is a modifier required? In some scenarios, it is also helpful to know what...