2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008, a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled, and the education quality, as well as the food quality has gone up. One of the coolest additions to HEALTHCON since I first ...
Pay attention to five details when filing claims. By Sivaraj Ramesh, CPC, CEMC, CCS To file accurate claims when coding and billing nail procedures, be familiar with the nuances of nail anatomy, common conditions, treatments, services, and procedures. Here are some tips to point you towards better nail reporting. Tip 1: Nail Down Your Anatomy ...
Gallstone ileus accounts for only 1-4 percent of all mechanical small bowel obstruction, but increases to 25 percent for patients over 65 years. The common locations for stones are in the distal ileum, followed by the jejunum and gastric outlet. The clinical course is often subacute and indistinct, with progressive worsening. The initial treatment of ...
Oct 1st, 2014
Get precise with anatomy to help code SLAP lesions and Bankart defects. Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS, CCS-P Coding shoulder-related diagnoses and procedures can be a challenge, but a working knowledge of the shoulder’s intricate ball-and-socket anatomy can help. Let’s explore in detail the anatomy and coding related to two common shoulder diagnoses: superior labrum ...
ICD-10 Monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesday interviews this week included Lauri Gray, RHIT, CPC, discussing the changes in the 2013 ICD-10 draft code set. “We’ve got changes to some of the coding conventions and the general coding guidelines, as well as some chapter-specific changes,” said Ms. Gray. “One of the bigger changes relates to a general coding ...