Factor children into the risk adjustment equation through awareness. The definition of a pediatric chronic condition is a health problem that lasts over three months, affects the child’s normal activities, and requires many hospitalizations and/or extensive medical care. Approximately 15-18 percent of children in the United States live with a chronic health condition. A pediatric ...
Jun 1st, 2012
CPT® 2012 revises intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring code usage for surgery. By Gloria Galloway, MD, FAAN Use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) has increased over the last decade due to evidence of its role in reducing or preventing the incidence of paralysis or paraparesis in certain types of surgeries. Changes to CPT® 2012 affect codes used ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By I. A. Barot, MD For 2011, there are six CPT® code changes in the field of neurology/sleep medicine. The additions are primarily the result of the home sleep testing (HST) or portable monitoring (PM), which recently have emerged as a potential lower-cost pathway to screening at-risk patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), including mainly obstructive ...
Nov 1st, 2008
September Meeting Offers Surprises, Old Arguments By Tina Cressman, MALS, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H-I, CPC-P, CCS-P, MCS-P, MCS-I, CMC Where were you when you first learned about ICD-9-CM? If you have been in health care since 1977, when it was first proposed, you remember when ICD-9-CM was new and exciting. If you have any old ICD-9-CM ...