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Coding Sinus Surgery in CPT

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog ​Did you know there are two separate nasal cavities, eight sinuses, and six turbinates to consider when coding sinus surgery?! This can make for quite a coding challenge! Most sinus surgeries performed are called Functional...

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 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 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 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...

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...