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Apr 1st, 2014
For more precise coding, understand underlying causes, anatomy, and new treatment options for obesity.  By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Obesity has become a public health concern in the United States. In 2012, 26.2 percent of Americans were considered to be obese; of this population, 4 percent were considered to be morbidly obese. Body ...
Sep 10th, 2012
The October 2012 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) includes added coverage, two new drug/biological codes, and three corrected payment rates. Providers and suppliers paid under the OPPS should take note of these changes to ensure proper reimbursement. OPPS Update Includes Added Coverage, New Codes, and Corrected Pay Rates was last modified: September ...
Sep 1st, 2008
By Koressa Gregory, CPC< Obesity is a serious medical condition affecting more than 60 percent of the U.S. population. It is the second leading cause of premature death in the United States., according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and is second to smoking; with 400,000 preventable deaths annually. Approximately $238 billion ...