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JustCoding Website Archives
July 1, 2014
Go to your local bookstore, pick up a copy of Gray’s Anatomy (the book, not the television show), and flip though the illustrations. Alternately, you can Google “Gray’s anatomy illustrations.” They...
Know the body part guidelines for ICD-10-PCS
September 10, 2012
By now, you probably know that ICD-10-PCS codes contain seven alpha-numeric characters. Each character represents a specific piece of information and those meanings can vary by section. In the...
A bare bones look at anatomy and physiology education
November 29, 2010
I have heard and read many discussions that coders will need to get in-depth education on anatomy and physiology (A&P) and pathophysiology before we flip the switch to ICD-10. The more I thought...
Knowledge of anatomy vital for ICD-10-PCS
September 11, 2009
I have always thought that ICD-9 procedure codes were very non-specific and that it is no wonder that inpatient coders don’t like CPT coding. However after looking at what is going to happen with ICD...
Time to brush up on your anatomy and clinical knowledge
March 9, 2009
Coders’ clinical knowledge is going to be more critical than ever before. Your ability to glean information from physician documentation and translate these notes into meaningful codes in ICD-10 is...