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By Renee Dustman Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation NOF. Osteoporosis is a disease that makes a person... [ Read More ]
By Sheri Poe Bernard CPC COC CCSP I see a compliance fiasco waiting to happen in risk adjustment regarding tamoxifen and breast cancer coding. I was a minority of one regarding active breast cancer vs... [ Read More ]
Diabetes mellitus is a condition characterized by high blood sugars either because the person does not produce enough insulin or because the cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. There... [ Read More ]
NHIC Corp.8217s 8220April 2012 Ophthalmology Optometry Billing Guide8221 includes a single yet important revision. Under the heading 8220Evoked Response Tests 8211 NCD8221 on page 10 thejurisdiction 1... [ Read More ]
New preventive medicine mandates call for healthy coding habits of these services. By Shelly Cronin CPC CPMA CANPC CGSC CGIC With the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS renewed focus on pre... [ Read More ]
I have seen this a few times in the search of this forum, but having a hard time really confirming the entire thought process with any supporting articles.
If an ENT clinic has patients regularly s... [ Read More ]
I've got a preop dx for left great toe loose painful hardware with pseudarthrosis of the hallux interphalangeal joint. Doc got in there and found left hallux distal and proximal phalanx osteomyelitis ... [ Read More ]
Our group just recently started providing anesthesia services for colonoscopies (previously sedation was done by the RNs.) We are debating whether colonoscopies should be considered MAC or general ane... [ Read More ]
Good Afternoon. We had a NP who was part of our surgical hospitalist program. She rounded on patients and was credentialed as a surgical assist. She left for greener pastures and now we have 2 PA's... [ Read More ]
We need some guidance as this isn't our specialty. We have a patient that our doc charted "near complete blindness, right eye." Looking at the available codes, it is categorizing by level 3,... [ Read More ]
The first code that comes to mind is 52354 but the notes says this was an ablation, not fulguration. Thanks for your help!
Left intramural ureter tumor.
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So a friend had a colonoscopy, first done in 2012, 2 polyps found and removed. Second colonoscopy done 2015 1 polyp found and removed. Third colonoscopy done 6/2021 1 polyp found and removed. Never ha... [ Read More ]
We had a patient present to the ER with acute hematemesis and an urgent diagnostic EGD was performed in the ER at bedside at around 2:00a. gastric fundus was filled with old clots and blood, but no ac... [ Read More ]