In Billing
Feb 3rd, 2020
Part 3: Look out for insurance roadblocks and instill policies to ensure coverage for needed healthcare. Over the last couple of months, we have discussed how you can help transgender patients overcome challenges by knowing the limitations of electronic medical records (EMRs) and the importance of good data collection and registration; how the Diagnostic and ...
In Coding
Jan 31st, 2020
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that results in rapid back and forth movement of the head and brain. Improve your diagnosis coding by recognizing the signs and symptoms. Prevent Sports-Related Concussions The Centers for ...
In Billing
Jan 22nd, 2020
Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is traditionally treated with both pharmacologic (opioids) and non-pharmacologic (therapy) medicine. Acupuncture has long been considered by some a safer, more effective alternative to conventional therapies. Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened a national coverage analysis (NCA) on the benefits of acupuncture for managing cLBP. ...
In Coding
Jan 7th, 2020
A new ICD-10-CM code for reporting vaping-related disorders has been created. This new code and updated guidance supersedes previous vaping coding guidance released in October 2019. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 Vaping-related disorder is effective April 1, 2020. Illnesses Related to Vaping Continue As of Dec. 27, 2019, there are been 2,561 reported cases of e-cigarette, or ...
In Coding
Dec 17th, 2019
The holiday season is upon us — a time to deck the halls, indulge in tasty treats, and gather with loved ones. With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it’s no surprise that all the season’s festive activities bring with them the risk of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. As everyone celebrates ...