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by CodingStrategies on February 17th, 2017
No matter what you do, you must have a toolbox that contains all the necessary instruments for being successful. You would expect a builder’s toolbox to contain things like a calculator, measuring tape, level and hammer. A dancer’s toolbox would contain things like dance shoes, sports tape, Band-Aids, and Advil. So, what should be in the medical coder’s toolbox? Let’s see if you have everything you need to be successful as a medical coder. The first items in your toolbox should be: The...
by CodingStrategies on February 10th, 2017
One of the most challenging aspects of assigning fracture diagnosis codes in ICD-10-CM can be translating the clinical descriptions documented by...
by CodingStrategies on January 20th, 2017
If you are familiar with Greek Mythology (or a follower of current demigod fiction), you know that Hades was the brother of Zeus and Poseidon, who...
by Coding Strategies on January 13th, 2017
Throughout Nova Scotia Canada you may find a small plastic elephant on the desk of an average staff member, on the desk of a high school teacher, or...
by Coding Strategies on December 30th, 2016
When the pain from the ruptured discs in my back finally brought me to my knees, it was off to the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner for me....