Recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease in women. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month — a perfect time to learn more about this devastating disease. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, and is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 46 percent. Because of ...
In CMS
Oct 5th, 2009
Recent changes to Pub. 100-03 of the Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual may soon affect the way your practice bills for f-18 flouro-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) imaging services. New FDG Reporting Requirements Delayed was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Aug 3rd, 2009
Accurate coding and claims payment start with dispelling four ovarian cyst removal coding myths, according to an article in Ob-Gyn Coding Alert 2009. It’s all in the approach, says Celia Hernandez, CPC. Myth #1: Coding by documentation alone For laparoscopic removal of an ovarian cyst, your code selection should be based on the procedure’s extent. “Always ...
In Coding
Apr 13th, 2009
New clinical guidelines jointly released by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) recommend all obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) evaluate a patient’s risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer as a routine part of their practice. New Clinical Guidelines Released for OB-GYN Visits was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...