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Dec 11th, 2014
December 9, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2015 Errata and Technical Corrections, some of which may affect how you report certain CPT® codes on claims. The most recent entries include: Removal of moderate sedation symbol from 45399 Unlisted procedure, colon Removal of code 45399 from Appendix G Evaluation and Management (E/M), Care Management ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Sarah W. Sebikari, MHA, CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving approximately 25,000 lives each year. Colonoscopy is ...
Feb 1st, 2009
Get the information you need to code hemorrhoid procedures accurately. By Linda M. Farkas, MD Everyone has  blood vessels that lie at the junction of the rectum and anus. Straining during bowel movements due to diarrhea or constipation can cause these veins to swell and inflame. Decreased venous return to the heart, as with hypertension ...