Sep 1st, 2008
By Judith Ackerman, CPC, CCS-P Your chapter has decided to host a state conference. Where do you begin? It may seem a bit overwhelming, but with a little planning and teamwork you can pull it off. The benefits will outweigh any stress associated with the preparation. Some advantages to hosting a state conference include the ...
Sep 1st, 2008
By Koressa Gregory, CPC< Obesity is a serious medical condition affecting more than 60 percent of the U.S. population. It is the second leading cause of premature death in the United States., according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and is second to smoking; with 400,000 preventable deaths annually. Approximately $238 billion ...
Sep 1st, 2008
By David Zielske, MD, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-CARDIO, CCS, RCC The neurointerventional surgery specialty has grown dramatically as expertise, ingenuity, research, and technology allows for the development and application of new neurologic disorder procedures. The specialty involves endovascular and other percutaneous procedures performed on the brain, spinal cord (central nervous system), head, neck, and s...
Sep 1st, 2008
By Belinda S. Frisch, CPC The review of systems (ROS) is an inventory obtained through a series of questions identifying signs or symptoms of illness the patient is experiencing or has experienced. Neglecting to document required ROS elements is one of the top reasons that evaluation and management (E/M) new patient and consultation services are ...