Sep 16th, 2015
If you think a scam where orthopedic surgeries were performed by a physician assistant (PA) who never attended medical school is bad, wait until you hear the rest of the story. According to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, Munir Uwaydah, M.D., did not even oversee the PA’s surgery, yet he billed it as his work. The patients were told a board-certified orthopedic ...
May 1st, 2008
Coding Orthopedic Procedures in the Emergency Department by Sarah Todt, RN, CPC-EDS Emergency department (ED) physicians are often the first line in evaluating, diagnosing and treating injuries. On occasion, emergency physicians have an opportunity to provide additional services beyond typical evaluation and management (E/M). Due to the complexity of orthopedic injuries, ED coders must have ...