In Coding
May 8th, 2018
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are at risk, according to Noridian Healthcare Solutions. To bring attention to this preventable disease, May has been declared National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Early Detection is Key A bone mass measurement or bone density study can aid in the early detection of osteoporosis before fractures happen, provide informa...
In Billing
May 12th, 2015
By Renee Dustman Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Osteoporosis is a disease that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break. The NOF reports that approximately 9 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 43 million have low ...
Nov 1st, 2013
A deficient understanding of bone density measurement studies can cripple your ability to code properly. by Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS, CCS-P Bone density studies measure specific mineral values in targeted bony structures throughout the skeletal system, which allows a physician to diagnose osteoporosis (porous bone) or osteopenia (low bone density, the precursor to osteoporosis). ...