Examination of chemical and other types of specimens taken from a human body for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a medical condition are the prime services of a clinical lab. These services may be performed by physician office labs, independent labs, hospital labs, or labs located in other institutions.
The human body is both an intricate and complex system – where each part and organ works in co-relation with the other. Medical coding and billing, though not as intricate and complex as the human body, still requires each component to work in co-relation with the other. Although coding and billing for any service/process can be tedious,
What is a Clinical Laboratory?
According to the medical dictionary a clinical laboratory is “one where examination of materials derived from the human body (such as fluids, tissues, or cells) for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.” The services/tests provided by a clinical laboratory cover biological,
The hours and days spent on treating your patient all comes to naught if you are not paid for the services rendered. The satisfaction of having cured and/or saved a patient has no parallel; but, it is money that makes your practice sustain and allows you to continue curing and saving people. Sadly, not getting your dues is not an exception – data shows that in 2016-17,
Computers are now an integral part of our daily lives – in fact it is very difficult to trace an aspect of our lives that is not touched in some form or other by computers and/or computer assisted work. While there will always be debates on the advantages vs. disadvantages of allowing machines to take over human work,
Medical billing and coding is an important part of the healthcare business. It is not enough to just accurately diagnose and treat an illness; you also need to accurately document, code and bill for the services provided. Non-familiarity with the rules and codes leads to under billing for the services provided. While it is possible that you may be underpaid for the services;
Electronic transfer of healthcare information is governed by a set of standards laid down in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Some of the specific electronic transactions that were covered under the Act included explanation of benefits and insurance payments, verification of patient eligibility, referrals and prior authorization of patients, patient visit information and inquiries relating to claim status.
Most people think ‘new technology’ when they hear the term ‘telemedicine’. However, in reality, telemedicine was developed about 5 decades ago – in order to diagnose and treat patients living in remote areas. The difference between telemedicine then and today is the advancement of technology – from landline telephones in the early days to video communications today.
What is CKD?
A problem that affects over twenty six million Americans, CKD (Chronic kidney disease) if not treated in time can lead to acute kidney injury or acute renal failure. Your kidney filters excess fluids, salt and waste from your blood. This waste is excreted by the kidney into your urine and passed out from your body.
Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions amongst teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. A chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin, acne causes pimples and spots, with upper arms, neck, chest, back, shoulders and face the most commonly affected areas. Commonly occurring during puberty; it affects nearly 85% of people between 12 and 24 years of age in the US.