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 ...
Aug 1st, 2011
Changes in coding guidelines will make documentation far more critical. By Essie White, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CGSC, CPMA Those of us who have been around for decades have seen many changes in the medical profession. I remember working with the first CPT® book. Since then, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated ...