Clear and concise documentation aids diagnosis coding. I first heard the term Crohn’s disease when I was 12 years old. The surgeon who had just finished operating on my older sister was talking to my grandparents. She didn’t have acute appendicitis, after all, he said. A section of her small intestine had calcified from chronic ...
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Do your part by knowing the latest coding and billing guidelines. By Renee Dustman Fact No. 1: Colorectal cancer affects both men and women, and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. (Newly upgraded from second place.) Fact No. 2: Colorectal cancer is highly ...