Various flu strains circulate each year. Be sure you can properly report the vaccine. Influenza can be a serious condition, and the best way to avoid getting the flu is to have an annual flu vaccination. All Medicare patients may receive a covered flu vaccination, once per influenza season, and additional flu shots also may ...
Oct 10th, 2018
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has issued a clarification to its Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes medical policy (2018T0592A) in regards to DermACELL®. Behind the Decision DermACELL® (LifeNet Health®) is advanced human acellular dermal matrix intended for the treatment of chronic wounds and soft tissue reconstruction such as implant-based breast reconstruction. A recent report for DermACELL concluded that ...
An interview between a surgical coder and a breast surgeon uncovers essential clinical and medical coding guidance. Breast health is an important topic for all women, and should be for men, as well. It’s especially important for Sasa-Grae Espino, MD, breast surgeon at Southside Physicians Network in Petersburg, Va. She is passionate about educating her ...
Be sure you know the difference between the various types of laparoscopic hysterectomies. In the article “Pinpoint Correct Hysterectomy Coding” (August 2018, pages 16-18), the statement, “… a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal approach — a ‘subset’ of the vaginal approach — in which a scope is inserted via small incisions in the vagina,” is incorrect, and is ...
Learn vascular system anatomy and terminology to make reporting these procedures less challenging. A thorough understanding of the anatomy and medical terminology of the vascular system is required to accurately code arterial vessel procedures. Here’s a quick run-through of clinical information and coding guidance to show you how order affects coding. Order Matters Please refer ...