In Coding
Feb 27th, 2019
Different interpretations of ICD-10-CM coding leave you at risk for improper quality scores and payment. Medical record auditors see a wide range of interpretation among coders and medical organizations regarding when and how overweight, obesity, and morbid obesity diagnosis should be abstracted from records, and regarding body mass index (BMI) reporting. These variances can potentially ...
In Coding
Mar 21st, 2018
Overweight and obesity are abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. These conditions put a patient at a higher risk for many health problems, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis, and breathing problems. Body mass index (BMI) is an index of weight-to-height. It is calculated as a person’s weight in ...
Mar 29th, 2017
Community involvement is needed to reduce childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is not an isolated condition. Children who are obese are also at risk of developing diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and other co-morbidities. They may also experience social ridicule, low self-esteem, and depression. Many experts believe schools are a key setting for efforts to prevent childhood obesity. ...
There’s hope for paraplegics who are told they’ll never be able to walk again. Brain-machine interfaces provide a strategy aimed at restoring mobility in severely paralyzed patients, according to a study published on Aug. 11 in Scientific Reports. The eight patients who participated in the study have gained some motor control. The article, “Paraplegics Are Learning ...
In Coding
Jul 15th, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you are obese, losing even 5-10 percent of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. Obesity is a substantial public health crisis in the United States, and ...