In Coding
Dec 7th, 2015
Tracheostomy is an incision into the trachea to maintain a patient’s airway, and either may be scheduled or performed on an emergency basis. Be sure to differentiate tracheostomy from tracheotomy: A tracheotomy is used to describe a temporary opening into the trachea, while a tracheostomy signifies a permanent opening or access to the trachea. Code ...