May 7th, 2018
Proton beam treatment is a particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to target and destroy cancer tissue. There are 27 proton beam units across the United States, and 20 more are popping up or under construction, including Mayo which has opened two, four-unit proton centers in Minnesota and Arizona. Upside The advantage of proton beam therapy over ...
Jun 1st, 2012
2012 introduces new codes for both diagnostic and surgical VATS. By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Due to advances in surgical procedures, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has an increasing role in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of thoracic disorders that previously required sternotomy or open thoracotomy. Patients who undergo this procedure ...
In Coding
Apr 14th, 2009
Some Colorado health insurers suggest that patients consider splitting pills in an effort to reduce health care costs, while other insurers are worried about the liabilities and safety associated with such measures, the Denver Post reports. Patients whose doctors prescribe a higher-dose pill often can save money. For example, a 30-day supply of a 40-milligram ...