Oct 30th, 2019
But for how long, nobody knows. Allergy, otolaryngology and primary care practices can breathe a sigh of relief, as the new Compounding Pharmacy USP standards set to go into effect Dec. 1, 2019, have been postponed as a result of appeals. The revisions to Chapters <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations and <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding ...
In Billing
Sep 30th, 2019
Three credible sources give three different answers, and only one is right. The definition for billing units of allergy serum preparation for patients was recently challenged by a colleague of mine who works in the allergy space. Are there limitations on diluted antigens when counting units for CPT 95165 Professional services for the supervision of ...
By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC Proper diagnostic coding requires knowing what to look for in documentation and patient history. Allergic reactions are troublesome and not always easy to diagnose or code. For example, an allergic reaction might include nasal congestion and sneezing, rashes and itching, or all of the above. These symptoms can ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) Sept. 14 to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout, which falls under ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 274.x, occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually ...
Jul 9th, 2009
A registered nurse was sentenced June 29 to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for healthcare fraud, federal law officials announced. Nurse Gets Nine Years for Healthcare Fraud was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...