Oct 1st, 2012
By Sarah W. Sebikari, MHA, CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving approximately 25,000 lives each year. Colonoscopy is ...
Sep 1st, 2011
When accurate diagnosis coding pressure builds, look at location and hemorrhaging for each. By Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS, CCS-P Diverticula are small “pouches” that poke through the muscle wall of the intestines, generally due to pressure within the intestine. They occur most frequently in the sigmoid colon (where internal pressure ...