Mar 22nd, 2019
Everybody deserves drinkable, lead-free water. Unfortunately, that isn’t what is happening in Flint, Michigan. There’s been a water contamination said to have taken place between April 2014 – October 2015; however, it’s ongoing and many residents have lost faith in the government to fix it. The crisis started when Flint’s water supply was switched from ...
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Apr 12th, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan is delaying their planned non-coverage of hyaluronic acid injections for knees, slated for April 1. BCBS Pulls Up BCBS giving themselves time to study if hyaluronic acid has the true medical benefit that it claims to have for patients with painful arthritic deterioration. Many patients swear by the ...
Apr 11th, 2018
Flint, Michigan’s water crisis forces screening and in-depth health assessments of 30,000 children who were exposed to lead-tainted drinking water. The water crisis occurred between April 2014-October 2015, when the Flint water supply was switched from Detroit’s treated Lake Huron water to polluted Flint River water. The 18-month exposure to lead-contaminated water may have long-term ...
May 1st, 2010
By William P. Galvin, CPC In a perfect world, a patient’s admission date and the initial hospital service date would be identical. In the real world, however, the physician doesn’t always provide the initial service on the admission date. The question often arises: How do you code such a case? Call on 99221-99223 Codes 99221-99223 ...
May 1st, 2010
By LuAnn Jenkins, CPMA, CPC, CEMC, CFPC In 1992, the “global surgery” concept was introduced under the Resource Based Relative Value Unit System (RBRVS) and payment policy. Medicare adopted this method to control costs and to pay providers based on the value of services provided before, during, and after surgical procedures. Many commercial payers also ...