Apr 1st, 2012
Know the difference between being thorough and going overboard. By Jeremy Reimer, CPC Recently, a client asked me to review the medical records of a patient involved in a relatively minor motor vehicle accident (MVA). Three days after the accident, the patient went to see a chiropractor. The patient complained of neck pain, and some ...
In ICD-10
Mar 9th, 2011
The implementation of ICD-10 brings an exciting challenge. Some see it as an obstacle but it really is an opportunity to enhance our skills and knowledge in our careers. There will be a learning curve that comes with ICD-10; the codes are very different, the guidelines have changed in some areas, and we are going ...
In Coding
Aug 26th, 2009
Many coders make the wrong ICD-9-CM choice for in-office monitoring of Coumadin use, according to an article posted on Coding News. Read what the editor says will help you support medical necessity for warfarin therapy. 1. Put Proper Code to Periodic PT Test “Physicians often use PT [prothrombin time] to assess patient response to the ...