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Coding Guideline ICD-10 : SEPSIS

Coding Guideline for sepsis is tricky. For understanding the correct coding for sepsis we have to understand the definition of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock. These condition are interrelated. So we need to understand carefully several guideline for sepsis: GUIDELINES  Coding of Sepsis Assign the specific systemic infection code. If type or organism is… Continue reading Coding Guideline ICD-10 : SEPSIS

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Rocephin Shot Injection (IV/IM(Ceftriaxone) ) : Coding and Billing Aspects

Rocephin is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat different type of bacterial infection and severe condition like meningitis. Correct coding of rocephin shot injection can increase medical reimbursement . Its needed at least three codes : Supplies Administration Code E/M Codes       Supplies:  J0696 Rocephin Injection, Ceftriaxone Sodium, Per 250 mg HCPCS code J0696… Continue reading Rocephin Shot Injection (IV/IM(Ceftriaxone) ) : Coding and Billing Aspects

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Assistant Surgeon: Coding and Billing Aspect

An assistant surgeon assists the physician in performing a surgical procedure. Reimbursement for surgical assistant services is based on whether the assistant is a Physician or other health care professional.  Reimbursement for Assistant Surgeon services we should check eligibility like whether the Assistant Surgeon is a Physician use with modifier 80, 81 or 82 or… Continue reading Assistant Surgeon: Coding and Billing Aspect

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Urinary System: An Overview

The urinary system known as the renal system, produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys. The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidney and urinary systems help the body to eliminate liquid waste called urea, and to keep chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water… Continue reading Urinary System: An Overview

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Endocrine System : An Overview

The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. The word endocrine derives from the Greek words "endo," meaning within, and "crinis," meaning to secrete.  In general, a gland selects and removes materials from the blood, processes… Continue reading Endocrine System : An Overview

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Body Planes, Aspect, Direction and Position: Medical Term

Body Planes Transverse Plane A transverse (also known as axial or horizontal) plane is an X-Z plane, parallel to the ground, which separates the superior from the inferior, or put another way, the head from the feet. Coronal Plane A coronal (also known as frontal or lateral) plane is a Y-X plane, perpendicular to the… Continue reading Body Planes, Aspect, Direction and Position: Medical Term

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Surgical Terminology : Eye

Blepharotomy :- An operation designed to release one or more eyelid layers (lamella) for diagnostic therapeutic purposes. Blepharoptosis :-  An abnormal, low-lying upper eyelid margin. Drooping eyelids may occur on both sides (bilateral) or on one side only (unilateral) Canthotomy :- Canthotomy is simple division of the outer canthus without stitching the conjunctiva into the wound. Chemocauterization :- Destruction… Continue reading Surgical Terminology : Eye

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Transitional care : How do code and bill?

Transitional care refers to the coordination and continuity of health care during a movement from one healthcare setting to either another or to home, called care transition, between health care practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness. TCM includes services provided to a… Continue reading Transitional care : How do code and bill?

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Surgical Procedure Term: Auditory System

Endolymphatic Sac Operation An endolymphatic shunt is a surgical procedure in which a very small silicone tube is placed in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear to drain excess fluid. An endolymphatic shunt is placed as part of the treatment of Meniere's disease. The surgery is based on the theory that the disorder causes the inner… Continue reading Surgical Procedure Term: Auditory System