In Coding
Nov 22nd, 2019
An estimated 224,390 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019. That’s 615 people each day, 26 people each hour, and one person every 2½ minutes. Lung Cancer Awareness Month — observed every November — is intended to educate the public about the potential causes and risk factors of the ...
In Coding
Mar 4th, 2018
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, and is the leading cause of cancer death among both sexes. The number one risk factor for lung cancer is cigarette smoking. There are two main types of lung cancer. Small cell carcinoma includes oat cell cancer and ...
Feb 9th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that lung cancer is a big enough health threat to its senior beneficiaries to warrant coverage for a screening counseling and shared decision-making visits. Certain beneficiaries may qualify for coverage of annual screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as well. To ...
Aug 6th, 2014
Description: Probable right upper lobe lung adenocarcinoma. Specimen is received fresh for frozen section, labeled with the patient’s identification and “Right upper lobe lung”. CLINICAL HISTORY: Probable right upper lobe lung adenocarcinoma. SPECIMEN: Lung, right upper lobe resection. GROSS DESCRIPTION: Specimen is received fresh for frozen section, labeled with the patient&#...
In Billing
May 1st, 2014
The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Committee voted in April that it can’t justify paying for annual computed tomography (CT) scans for early lung cancer detection in heavy smokers. According to Modern Healthcare, the committee indicated to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “that they had little confidence that the benefits of subjecting ...