Author "Norma Panther"

By Norma Panther
Jan 16th, 2020
Prescribing Guidelines for Opioids   No doubt you have heard of or been personally touched by the opioid crisis currently underway in the United States.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes a wide variety of information on opioids, fr...
By Norma Panther
In Coding
Jun 10th, 2019
Comments Off on Explore the Basics of Diabetes Mellitus
With so many complications that involve many specialties, correct coding is essential on many levels. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a systemic condition prevalent throughout the United States and the seventh leading cause of death nationwide, according to...
By Norma Panther
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2019
Make quick and easy work of determining which procedures and services are bundled and when. Most coders, billers, and clinicians are familiar with the concept of the surgical package or global period; but they may be unclear about when the global per...
By Norma Panther
Nov 2nd, 2018
When it comes to diagnosis coding, make the Table of Drugs and Chemicals your best friend. The diagnosis codes on a claim should tell the story of the patient’s encounter at a healthcare setting with a provider. Telling the story becomes more complica...