In Billing
Mar 11th, 2019
Disease thought long gone are resurging as the result of  lowered vaccination rates, homelessness, and other factors, and they are sending medical coders and billers back to their books. Diseases Not Gone for Good While polio is effectively controlled in the United States, public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...
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Jul 16th, 2010
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed/updated July 1 the CDC Vaccine Price Lists, which provide current contract and private sector vaccine prices. Contract prices are for CDC vaccine contracts that are established for the purchase of vaccines by immunization programs receiving CDC immunization grant funds (i.e., state health departments, certain large city ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC Each year, a team of top disease experts and practice physicians work together to decide what changes will be made to the childhood immunization schedule, which helps protect U.S. children and adults from diseases. The schedule (www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm#printable) is evaluated based on the most recent scientific data available. Changes...
May 1st, 2008
by Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P CPT® and ICD-9-CM code selection for lacerations and their repair is a simple task if you break down coding criteria into simple components. Length, Location, and Type For CPT®, integumentary repair codes specify length, location and type of wound repair. Codes are selected by: Laceration length in centimeters ...