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 ...
Nov 1st, 2007
By Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CCS-P When should you report an immunization code? And how exactly do you decide which codes to use? These are questions every seasoned coder has faced at one point or another. During the immunization process, a patient is exposed to a small amount of a virus or toxin. In response, ...