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Four Neuropathy Types and What Causes Them

In general, the term ‘neuropathy’ refers to nerve damage or anything that injures or impairs the nerves. Symptoms of neuropathy, which depend on which nerves are affected, include numbness, pain, and balance issues. Based on the type and location of the nerves affected, neuropathy is classified into four types: peripheral, cranial, autonomic and focal. Left […]

Podiatry Billing and Coding – 5 Tips to Boost Reimbursement

Podiatrists treat a very specialized set of symptoms, diseases, and conditions related to the foot and ankle. These specialists address a range of medical areas, including sports medicine, wound care, diabetic care and surgeries, which keeps them very busy. Podiatry coding and billing is complex as procedures and services related to the foot are very […]

Five Common Foot Problems and Their ICD-10 Codes

Reports suggest that about 75% of the people in the United States suffer from foot problems at some time in their lives. Regarded as one of the most complex parts of the body, the foot is made up of 26 bones connected by many joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The feet are prone to different […]

Treatment of a Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcer

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in a person with high blood sugar. It is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. All people with diabetes can develop foot ulcers and foot pain, but in some people, the skin does not heal and can progress into an ulcer […]