In Coding
Jun 28th, 2018
For osteoporosis ICD-10 diagnosis coding, you have to know what type of osteoporosis the patient has been diagnosed with. Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease, and is characterized by diffuse reduction in bone density due to a decrease in the bone mass. Causes may include senility (old age), inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin ...
In Coding
May 8th, 2018
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are at risk, according to Noridian Healthcare Solutions. To bring attention to this preventable disease, May has been declared National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Early Detection is Key A bone mass measurement or bone density study can aid in the early detection of osteoporosis before fractures happen, provide informa...
In Billing
Jan 14th, 2016
A physician may order a bone mass measurement (BMM) study to identify bone mass, detect bone loss, or determine bone quality in a patient. BMM is performed with either a bone densitometer (other than single-photon or dual-photon absorptiometry) or a bone sonometer system. Coverage Parameters Medicare covers screening BMM once every two years (or more, if medically ...
In Audit
Jul 29th, 2015
By Charla Prillaman, CPCO, CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA Have you ever had a conversation with someone whose knowledge you know is always spot-on, and he or she says something that sounds just plain wrong? This recently happened to me. How could Auditor A say that, so authoritatively? I recently provided different coding advice to a ...
In Billing
May 12th, 2015
By Renee Dustman Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Osteoporosis is a disease that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break. The NOF reports that approximately 9 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 43 million have low ...